I love quilting all year round, but especially love quilting at Christmas time. Nothing makes the holiday season more bright and homey than DIY decorative accessories made from patchwork remnants fashioned into incredible holiday seasonal flair. I had some Christmas fabric jellyrolls I bought on sale at JoAnn’s Fabrics for next to nothing but didn’t quite know what I was going to do with them. I went searching on Youtube for a great Christmas quilting idea for my holiday table. I found these beautiful placemats and coasters and could not wait to try it! I started by Then I just followed the simple instructions and made my basic diagonal shape. Here are the basic measurement instructions. I then partially unreeled my jellyroll and folded two rolls together and secured them with Wonder Clips.
Then I sewed a very long one, just kept going and going, then you will cut them the length of a placemat and sew together with a zig-zag stitch.
The beauty of this is that when I put the DIY Quilted Christmas Jellyroll Placemat together I had a lovely assortment of coordinating fabric running horizontally. I used a beautiful piece of vintage Christmas fabric for my last strips which came out of my Great Aunt’s Fabric Collection, some gorgeous strip batting I got on sale at JoAnn’s Fabrics, and I used Jellyroll scrap pieces to make a binding around the edge. My family had started arriving weeks ahead of time for the holidays and this festive DIY Quilted Christmas Tree Table Runner really got everyone brimming with holiday cheer.