These easy-to-make Christmas-themed placemats can definitely add a little holiday flair to your dining room. We used the designs from the Redwork Snowman Set for a large, 5" x 7", hoop and Christmas Wreath for a commercial , 7" x 7", hoop.
The finished size of each placemat is about 15" x 23".
You will need fabrics in winter and Christmas colors.
For a set of four mats we used:
Graph the ice blue fabric into squares measuring 7" x 7". For one mat you will need 4 squares.
Stabilize each square with a light-weight stabilizer, and embroider the designs from the Redwork Snowman Set.
Graph the cream fabric into rectangles measuring 10" x 13". For four mats you will need 4 rectangles.
Stabilize each cream rectangle with a light-weight stabilizer, and embroider the the Christmas Wreath design.
Assembly of the Top:
Cut the blue squares out. Trim each square to 6" x 6".
Sew them together in vertical pairs, one over the other.
Cut the cream rectangles out and trim to 8 1/2" x 11 1/2".
Sew the paired blue squares to the left and right edges of the cream rectangles.
Out of Christmas-patterned fabric cut 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 19 1/2".
Sew them to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Out of Christmas-patterned fabric, cut 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 15 1/2".
Sew them to the right and left edges of the working piece.
Quilting and Finishing:
Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.
Pin all three layers together with 1" pins. We quilted around the embroidery and all over the quilt in a free-motion style. Remove the pins while quilting.
Press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.
Finish the raw edges with binding.
Your placemats are ready! Enjoy!