Patriotic Fun Place Setting

By  Niki Meiners  for  Laura Kelly Designs

sizes: place mat, 16"x10"; coaster, 4" diameter

  • Patriotic Fun Place Setting
  • Closeup View


  • Red cotton fabric, 18”x22”
  • Laura Kelly Designs America the Beautiful Fabric
  • Buttons Galore and More Patriotic Button Mix
  • Blue flat-backed rhinestones
  • White embroidery floss


  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Fiskars: Fuse Creativity System and Medium Circle (0078) and Scallop Circle (0080) Dies; Micro-Tipped Scissors
  • Adhesives: Coats & Clark Phoomph for Fabric! Fabric Bonding Sheets, Beacon Adhesives Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • iron and pressing surface, non-stick craft mat, straight pins, needle
  • Place Mat
  • 1. Cut red fabric to 18"x12". Iron to remove wrinkles. Iron each corner over 1/2" then 1/2" again. Along each side of rectangle, iron over 1/2", then 1/2" again, as on corners. (Note: Corners should now have pointed triangle shape.)
  • 2. Pin around each side to secure.
  • 3. Sew along each side using matching thread. Secure each corner going over stitching several times. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • 4. Cut 18"x2" strip from America the Beautiful fabric. Turn short ends under 1"; press. (Note: Long edges are not turned under; this will create slightly frayed look.) Pin strip to place mat and stitch around edges. Knot and clip thread ends. Press place mat.
  • 5. Use needle and white embroidery floss to attach white and blue buttons, approximately 3" apart, along place mat edges. Trim excess floss; knot floss ends on top of buttons.
  • Coaster
  • 1. Cut 5" squares from desired section of America the Beautiful fabric and fabric bonding sheet. Follow manufacturer's instructions to press fabric to front of bonding sheet; die cut circle.
  • 2. Cut 6" squares from red fabric, America the Beautiful fabric, and fabric bonding sheet. Press wrong sides of fabrics to each side of bonding sheet. Die cut scalloped circle.
  • 3. Remove liner from bonded circle and press to scalloped circle.
  • 4. Adhere rhinestones around coaster edges. Attach button on bottom of coaster using needle and white embroidery floss; knot ends on top of button.