Holiday Place Setting DIY

Don’t forget the place setting while you’re preparing all the dinner fixings. Using the Nordic Forest quilting collection we created this placemat and matching napkin. Quick and easy to make and the perfect addition to any holiday table!

Holiday Place Setting DIY


  • 1 panel from Nordic Forest quilting collection
  • 1 metre from 5 fabrics from the Nordic Forest collection
  • 0.5m of lace vinyl
  • 1 metre of cotton batting
  • Thread
  • Ribbon (Optional)

This will make 4 placemats and 4 napkins.



Step 1 - Placemat
Step 1
  1. Cut out the four rectangles from the panel and 4 rectangles the same size from one other piece of fabric.
Step 2 - Placemat
Step 2

2. Place rectangles right sides together. Stitch down the long edge.

Step 3 - Placemat
Step 3

3. Press seam to the side and square off the edges.

Step 4 - Placemat
Step 4

4. Trim the edge of your lace vinyl to create a scalloped edge.

Step 5 - Placemat
Step 5

5. You will need enough to run on the bottom edge of the placemat.

Step 6 - Placemat
Step 6

6. Place the lace vinyl on the bottom of the placemat and stitch down with 1/4″ seam allowance.

Step 7 - Placemat
Step 7

7. Spray your batting with Odif 505 spray and place your backing piece on top.

Step 8 - Placemat
Step 8

8. Flip over and spray your batting again and place your front piece on top.

Step 9 - Placemat
Step 9

9. Quilt as desired. We chose to quilt around each box to create a frame.

Step 10 - Placemat
Step 10

10. Create your binding with one of the fabrics and bind your placemats.


Step 1 - Napkin
Step 1
  1. Cut 4 squares from one fabric 18″x18″. Place the lace vinyl on the bottom edge and stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Step 2 - Napkin
Step 2

2. Cut 4 squares from a backing fabric 18″x18″ and place on your other square right sides together. Stitch around the square with 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a small opening to turn inside out.

Step 3 - Napkin
Step 3

3. Turn right side out and press flat. Be careful not to press the vinyl as it will melt. Press the backside of the fabric with a pressing cloth on low heat.

4. Fold your bottom edge up to the top.

5. Fold the top down to the bottom edge. The lace vinyl should be on the bottom. Flip over.

6. Fold in half once and then fold in half again.

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