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Easy Christmas Placemats
These embroidered placemats are very easy and quick to make. We used Christmas designs to give them a Christmas theme, but of course you can adopt this design for any kind of holiday theme.

The finished size is around 13" x 17".

Finished placemats - red fabric and white embroidery.

Christmas Ornament Corner

Golden Vine Border Set
Finished placemat - red fabric, green binding and multi-colored embroidery

Geometric Knot Set
Finished placemats - white fabric, red binding and multi-colored embroidery

Christmas Ornament Set
You will need :
  • embroidery threads either polyester or rayon,
  • duck cloth or heavy linen fabric - white, red, green,
  • bias tape of contast color to your fabric, (we used the ready double fold quilt binding)
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer,
  • iron,
  • #12 embroidery and universal needles,
  • 1/8" wide satin ribbon and tapestry needle (optional).
Placemats:
Out of the fabric cut a piece measuring the finished placemat. If you want the embroidery very close to the edge, cut the piece 1" larger than your finished placemat.

Mark the position of the embroidery on the fabric. Select threads.

Stabilize the fabric with light-weight cut-away stabilizer. Hoop and tighten the frame. Upload the design you've chosen into the machine.
Embroider it.
Finished placemats - red fabric and white embroidery

Christmas Ornament Corner
Cut away the excess stabilizer around the embroidery. Press to remove the hoop's traces. Wrinkles release spray can be helpful.
Check that you have a proper rectangle - all corners should be 90 decgrees and the opposite sides should be of the same length. Cut if necessary.

Open the package with the binding, unfold it and align one of the edges along the placemat's edge. Sew it in place using your favorite method.

Unfold the binding and stitch it to the edges of the placemat.

Fold the binding to the back, pin, then topstitch in place.
Fold the binding back and topstitch in place.

You are basically done.
Finished placemats - red fabric, green binding and multi-colored embroidery

Geometric Knot Set
You can add any other embellishments. For example, we added some satin ribbon to complement the designs from the Christmas Ornament Set.
Embroider the designs close to each other and at an angle so that the upper loops are close. Cut a piece of 1/8" wide ribbon 10"-12" long and thread it in a tapestry needle.
Thread tapestry needle with red ribbon.
Insert the needle from the right side into one of the loops, then from the wrong side into another loop.
Insert the needle with ribbon into the fabric.
Tie the ends into a bow.
Tie the ribbon ends into a bow.
2 stitch-outs with bows.
Finished placemat - white fabric, red binding and multi-colored embroidery

Christmas Ornament Set
Finished placemats - white fabric, red binding and multi-colored embroidery

Golden Vine Border Set

Have fun!

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