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Quilted Christmas Placemats with Embroidery

We used the designs from the Ponsettia Quilt Block Set to make these colorful Christmas placemats. This is a quick and easy project that can be completed over a weekend or two.

The finished size of each placemat is 12 1/2" x 22".

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You will need

  • 1/2 yard of white cotton fabric,
  • 1/2 yard of forest green fabric,
  • golden and silver ribbons,
  • red binding,
  • fabric for the backing, and
  • temporary fabric adhesive or heat-activated adhesive film.
For embroidery you will need light- to medium-weight cut-away stabilizer and embroidery threads.

Embroidery:

Stabilize the white fabric with light-weight cut away stabilizer and embroider the designs from the Colored Ponsettia Set

Cut away the excess stabilizer.

Trim each embroidery to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". For each mat you will need 4 embroidered squares.

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Cutting:

For one mat:

  • out of green fabric, cut 2 strips measuring 5 1/2" x 13";
  • cut the gold and silver ribbons into 3 pieces each 12 1/2" long.

Assembly:

Sew 2 embroidered squares together in a row. Sew another 2 squares in a row.

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Sew the rows together.

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Sew the green strips to the left and right edges of the embroidered piece.

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Apply temporary adhesive to the ribbon pieces and adhere them to the green borders space approximately 1" apart:

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Quilting:

Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.

Pin all 3 layers together with 1" pins. We quilted around the embroidery and all over the mats in a free-motion style. Remove the pins while quilting.

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When you are finished, press with heavy steam and square the mat - all corners should be 90 degrees and the opposite sides should be equal.

To round the corners, we used a small plate to draw a curved line at each corner. Then, we cut along the line.

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Finish the raw edges with binding.

The placemat is ready.

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Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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