Jennifer’s Fabric Focus ~ Quilted Snack Set Free Pattern

on April 13 | in Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 72 Comments

Jennifer Casa from JCasa *handmade is back with her monthly Fabric Focus feature! Each month Jennifer has a new project featuring one of our favorite collections from the shop. Remember last month’s Patchwork Notebooks?! Jennifer’s hard at work on manuscript deadlines for her upcoming book about crafting with children (we can’t wait!), but she took time to create this beautiful Quilted Snack Set Free Pattern Download and tutorial for you. You can make the every day just a little more special with this fun project.

Visit JCasa *handmade for free tutorials and lots of beautiful inspiration, and be sure to visit Jennifer’s shop too. Enjoy today’s free pattern!

Hello, hello!
April’s fabric focus has us traveling to the south of France thanks to the House Fall 2009 Collection by Annette Tatum for Free Spirit. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine with me. Can you smell the fresh lavender dotting the gentle countryside? Spread out your picnic blanket and lie back to simply breathe in the palest blue skies you could ever imagine. There is no place you have to be but right here in this quiet moment.

Perhaps it is all the time I spent traveling throughout Europe that had me falling so quickly in love with this collection. Perhaps it is the promise of blues skies and flowers, or the vintage feel of these colors. Or maybe it is the blue– Oh how I love blue. And these blues are the stuff of dreams.

For this month’s tutorial, I have grouped the House Fall 2009 fabrics in threes to create quilted snack mats and napkins for everyday use, making a daily routine a bit more special. Since I have two daughters who are fans of purple and pink, I used Lilac Navy and Bloom Lilac contrasted by Damask Navy on one, and Lilac Grey and Damask Grey contrasted by Mini Flower Rose on another. And since I frequently join them for tea time, I celebrated the pale blues with Prairie Sea and Paisley Soft Sea contrasted by Bloom Sea on the third set. All three mats use white Essex Linen/Cotton as the backing fabric as well as a bit on the front.

The tutorial calls for 3 – ¼ yard cuts of the prints as well as backing fabric and batting, which will allow you to make a mat as well as several reversible napkins. But you will still have good amount of fabric left over-– What to do, what to do…

Using leftover fabrics from the pink and pale blue Snack Sets above, I threw together a lap quilt using the exact same technique I demonstrate in the tutorial. (April is Quilting Month here at Sew,Mama,Sew!, after all.) Strips of the six House Fall 2009 prints were of different widths, split by the leftover Essex linen/cotton, backed with some pale grey linen from an old curtain, and a layer of flannel in between. A simple pillowcase binding, a bit of topstitching to keep it all together and it was done in a few hours-– Perfect to spread out on the grass for snack time this afternoon.

I hope you enjoy the Quilted Snack Set Free Pattern Download and tutorial, and that it encourages you to give these prints a try-– They offer such a breath of fresh air. Happy making! xoxo

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72 Responses to Jennifer’s Fabric Focus ~ Quilted Snack Set Free Pattern

  1. Joanne says:

    What a fun idea for summer!

  2. Lori says:

    Love the placemats – must make them for my table. Thank you so much. Lori.

  3. Julia says:

    Great idea!

  4. Nicolette says:

    Thank you for sharing, what beautiful fabrics!

  5. Jennifer P says:

    What a gorgeous table setting! I can’t wait to get started!

  6. amy says:

    Lovely!

  7. StephanieS says:

    I love the fabrics that you have put together.

  8. Betty says:

    Such a cute project and so nice that she gives us ideas on how to use the leftovers to make the quilt! I love fast and easy projects!

  9. angelina says:

    cute!

  10. Kelly Sas says:

    Thanks for the great pattern and tutorial. I LOVE this idea!!

  11. Amy says:

    I love the two sided napkins, will be trying this soon!

  12. DebbieB says:

    These are so cute and look fairly simple to make. I can handle that.

  13. Aparna Mulgund says:

    As always a great tutorial from Jennifer Casa.

  14. Ruth says:

    SUCH a great idea to make snack time more special! I’m must get started on some of these for my lil’ monkey!

  15. Nancy B says:

    I like this quilted snack set. It would make a great gift. Thanks for the pattern.

  16. Ethne says:

    One to consider for the outdoor table this year

  17. bimbi says:

    oh, I love it ! thank you so much for sharing :)

  18. Becky says:

    Adorable! Thanks for sharing the patterns.

  19. Christine says:

    What a great idea!

  20. Katie says:

    Cute!

  21. Kelli says:

    Thanks so much Jennifer and SMS! I am saving this one now.

  22. Melissa says:

    Oh so cute!

  23. April says:

    How perfect!! I love the idea for my coworkers who eat at their desks for lunch! A nice way to make someone’s day brighter!

  24. Lovely fabric – My little one is a fan of pink and purple also!

  25. laura says:

    a must for our tea parties!

  26. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the patterns!

  27. Margie says:

    Jennifer always makes such cute stuff! Can’t wait to see the book.

  28. Michele says:

    simple & lovely!

  29. Megan says:

    Thanks so much for the great pattern and tutorial! I will definitely be making these for our summer backyard barbecues and picnics.

  30. Cristi says:

    What a great way to make something as simple as snack time special!

  31. WHATUPDUCK says:

    Love your fabric!

  32. Margaret says:

    What a cute idea!

  33. Marcelle says:

    This is a great idea and seems fairly easy with the well explained tutorial. Thanks & i love the fabrics, your set turned out beautiful.

  34. Paulina says:

    I love Jennifer’s tutorials! The things are always practic and great-looking. The tutorials itself are brilliant even for sewing beginners.

  35. PeachRainbow says:

    Cute!

  36. Becca says:

    Great idea for a quilty gift that’s not a quilt!

  37. Q says:

    Hmmm great way to use leftover fabric. I have a little stash of leftovers saved up – something like this is very inspirational!

  38. alisha says:

    I love the idea of snack mats and everyday fabric napkins!

  39. Manechka says:

    The colours are truly wonderful! Blue and the South of France are my favourites too :)))

  40. sharon says:

    Great tutorial and a very fun quilty idea! Thanks Sharonj.

  41. Julia says:

    I love the idea of making even humble snack time an event! Nice.

  42. DebbieKL says:

    Very cute! I love making cloth napkins for my son.

  43. Ramona says:

    What a cute idea.

  44. Katrina H says:

    thanks for the free pattern!

  45. sewlindaann says:

    Thank you for the pictures and instructions. I love, love love the color scheme!!

  46. Nichole says:

    What a fun set – my kids would love this!

  47. Carly M says:

    what a wonderful idea! I have some girls in my life I am sure would love these

  48. Nicole N. says:

    What a sweet idea! Thank you for sharing with us!

  49. Kimberly says:

    I love all of Jennifer’s work. Thank you for sharing.

  50. Rachel says:

    I’ve never seen anything like that before!

  51. Deb V says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I like the colors that you used in your examples.

  52. Andi says:

    Cute idea! I love the matching napkins, too!

  53. Tess says:

    The colors are lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  54. Jennwith4 says:

    These are perfect! Just today I was tired of wasting paper towels to use as snack mats at lunch time but ended up having so many small plates to wash at the end of the day as well. I’ll have to whip some of these up for my brood! Thank you!

  55. Dee says:

    Sew beautiful! Thank you for the free pattern. <3

  56. Sam says:

    Oh how I love these! Is it ok that I want my own tea set to use these with? :)

  57. Megan Presley says:

    Those are so cute!

  58. Bec Clarke says:

    I keep getting an odd message that the file is damaged and can’t be opened.
    It looks great though, can’t wait to get it.

  59. 4vs1 says:

    Beautiful fabrics!

  60. Lori Krause says:

    I just had a tea party last night with my great niece this would be the perfect addition to her tea set. I am going to get started on this soon.

  61. Sara says:

    SUCH a breath of fresh air with these pieces, really soothing and cheery color scheme: )

  62. Upstatelisa says:

    Great idea!

  63. ~Helena~ says:

    That is cute, thanks for sharing both, love the fabric choices.

  64. Elizabeth Durand says:

    So funny — I was baffled by the title, and it shows how brains trick us. I read it like a headline, as referring to a quilted snack that had been set free. . .

  65. Jenny says:

    Bee-utiful!! Love those pink and blue fabrics. What a fantastic quilt!!

  66. Tong says:

    Thank you! These look great!

  67. Mama Lusco says:

    So pretty. Great idea!

  68. Kaye Prince says:

    Very very cute! There’s a little girl in my life that I think would really enjoy this!

  69. Sally says:

    What a pretty table set! Thanks for sharing the pattern, am scanning my stash already.

  70. Fawn says:

    These are absolutely adorable and they look like fairly quick projects, always a plus when you’re short on time but need a creative outlet!

  71. Christy K. says:

    I love this fabric! What a cute pattern.

  72. Marcia W. says:

    These are very pretty and a tutorial so can make them just in time for enjoying a snack outdoors on the porch.

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