Embroidery Projects

Deck the Halls Placemats Embroidery Patterns Freebie

Hey all!–I’m glad to sneak in some blogging time in between several patterns I am writing up and some quilts I am working on for quilt market.  I love this time of year with all the new fabrics coming out and exciting new patterns!

You all may remember my Wedding Wishes Quilt and Love Pillows from the Moda Sweet Celebrations Book.

But, what you didn’t know was that I had another project accepted into the book–a set of Embroidered Christmas Placemats.  Unfortunately, due to the size of the book, they ended up being dropped from the book.

I had planned to share them with you last year, along with the free pattern, but that sneaky big project I’ve mentioned here and there over the last year was hogging up all of my time last fall and I never got around to sharing them with you.

I know many of you are gearing up and diving into Christmas projects and thought now would be a great time to share these with you.

The set of 4 placemats feature cute, simple embroidery and a bit of applique.  The piecing is also super simple.  I love an easy quick decorating project or gift idea that comes together quickly!

Unfortunately, I couldn’t locate the font info. for the applique(it has been two years!).  But, they were fonts that I had in Microsoft Word that I sized appropriately.  It’d be no problem for you to choose your own fonts and size them—or leave off the applique altogether.

I’m giving away the placemat instructions and the embroidery patterns for you all!  So you can whip up some cute placemats of your own. =)

This little guy is my favorite!

Deck the Table Placemats Instructions

Snowman Embroidery Pattern 

Reindeer Embroidery Pattern 

Santa Claus Embroidery Pattern 

Christmas Tree Embroidery Pattern

I machine stippled all of the placemats being careful not to quilt over the applique or embroidery.  After machine quilting, I added a bit of hand quilting using 8wt. perle cotton.  The edges of my applique were completed using a blanket stitch on my machine.  The fabrics I used were from Sweetwater’s Countdown to Christmas line.  These fabrics are hard to find as they are out of print but, Christmas Countdown by Deb Strain has a very similar feel to my original fabric and is currently available.

If you use my embroidery patterns to make placemats or use them for another cute project I’d love if you’d share them!


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Comments (24)

  • These are really cute! Thank you for sharing your work.

  • Oh how cute! Love the reindeer!

  • so very cute! You are so talented AND generous!!! Hugs, Deb

  • Love these placemats. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  • Love these Melissa. Thanks for sharing. I can’t get the tree to print out. Keep getting an error.

    • And I meant Corey, so sorry about that. Life has been too hectic and I am an idiot! xo

  • Those are all adorable. Thanks for the patterns. You are generous and talented.

  • Thanks, Corey. They are adorable.

  • Wow! I love these! Thank you for so kindly sharing them with us :-)!

  • I was just looking for something special to make for my step-daughter for a house-warming gift…these will be perfect..she loves to decorate for Christmas.
    Thanks for Sharing!!!

  • Adorable. As all of your patterns are! Thank you for sharing!

  • What sweet placemats! How generous of you to share your pattern with all of us. I will definitely be making these. Thanks for the suggestion on a similar fabric also!

  • OMG, this are adorable!!!! Another project added to my list. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing.

  • You are such a sweetheart to share your wonderful talent with everyone! Thanks.

  • Many blessings to you for sharing such charming patterns!

  • Thank you so much for sharing your designs! I’ve fallen back in love with embroidery and look forward to making these for me and for gifts!

  • Thanks for these cute patterns. This is on my very long “to do” list. Oh, and I know how we can safely save something on the computer and then not be able to find it. I don’t even “have” Word, but I’ll be able to make the words. So cute!

  • Thank you for sharing your cute Christmas patterns.

  • I just love these. They are so cute. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Love, love, love. I make 8 for one family and 6 for the other. I’ll either duplicate or come up with some new ones. Any ideas?

    Thanks for sharing your talent.

  • Corey, these are SO cute.

  • Beautiful cute designs! I would like to knit these designs. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks for being so generous with your designs.

  • These are precious. Thanks so much for sharing!

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