How to Sew a Christmas Place Setting

Create a gorgeous place setting for your table this year, and impress guests with a beautiful make that can be brought out for years to come. The fabric stands well on its own so I have stuck to a really simple design which can be made up much quicker. The beauty of this, is that you can make it in any fabric, for any occasion or colour scheme. If you do have a favourite block design, you can use that instead.

This tutorial is written by Katie at The Fabric Squirrel.

You Will Need

Metallic Be Jolly Fat Quarters »

From these fat quarters cut:

  • 9 x 9″ – Grey Fabric
  • 4.5 x 6.5″ Grey Fabric x 2
  • 11.5 x 16″ Blue Fabric 
  • 4.5 x 11.5″ Blue Fabric

11.5 x 16″ Wadding »

13″ Ribbon »

Craft Essentials How to Make

1. Cut your fabric to size as listed above. I have used navy blues and greys so I have referred to them by colour but you can use which ever fabric you like.      

2. Add the 2″ strips of blue to the edges of your square, as pictured above. Press.     

3. Sandwich your small piece of wadding between your smaller grey rectangles with right sides facing out. Quilt over the top to secure, I have done vertical straight stitch lines with my machine.   

4. Use some of your 2″ strips to make a small amount of binding on the top, as pictured.  

5. I have added some ribbon by sewing down 1cm in the middle of the ribbon that can be tied.   

6. Lay this small quilted piece on top of the longer blue piece of fabric with bottom edges lined up. Pin it to the right hand-side of the square you made and sew together. Press.    

8. Place the rectangle on top of your wadding and backing fabric, pin in place. Quilt onto the square side only. I have done vertical lines all the way across but again you can do what takes our fancy and suits the fabric you have used.

9. Apply binding using your 2″ strips. More details on how to make and apply your own binding can be found on my Peter Rabbit quilt panel.

All finished! Just repeat and make as many as you need. When you have done one and are happy with the process, it is worth cutting up all the bits you need and doing each stage for all of the mats together.

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