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Holiday Appliqué Place Mat

Embellish a holiday place mat with festive touches, including ornament appliqués, yo-yos, and trims. Fabrics are from the Scandi 2018 collection by Makower UK.


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Inspired by Shiny Baubles from designer Sharon Wasteney of Something Stitched

Project tester: Jan Ragaller



Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

  • Scraps of assorted red prints (appliqués, yo-yos)
  • 1⁄2 yard cream canvas (place mat)
  • 14 ×18-1⁄2" batting
  • Lightweight iron-on fusible web
  • Hand-quilting thread
  • 5" of 3⁄4"-wide lace trim
  • 7" of 1⁄2"-wide red rickrack


Finished size: 13-1⁄2 ×18"


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces. To use fusible web for appliquéing D and E ornaments, complete the following steps.

1)    Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns D and E. Use a pencil to trace D once and E twice, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines.

2)    Following manufacturer’s instructions, press each fusible-web shape onto wrong side of an assorted red print; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.


From assorted red prints, cut:

  • 1 each of patterns A, B, C, and D
  • 2 of Pattern E

From cream canvas, cut:

  • 2— 14 ×18-1⁄2" rectangles