Circle Placemat & Napkin Ring

Circle Placemat & Napkin Ring

Cherry Blossom is a classic and simple circular quilt pattern, sometimes called Pumpkin Pie, which is quilted as you go. Try it with or without batting for a different look. Then dress up your table setting with fabric flower adorned napkin rings. It pairs perfectly with the circle placemats. You can also use these pretty flowers to embellish flip flops, a tote bag, little girl’s dress or hair piece.





Rotary Circle Cutter (CMP-3)
12″ x 18″ Self-Healing Rotary Mat (RM-CG)
Washable marking pencils
Basic sewing supplies


1/2 yd. fabric each, in two contrasting colors
1 yd. batting (optional)
Thread to match


Circle Placemat

  1. Cut (6) 8-1/2″ circles from both fabrics using your rotary circle cutter. (12 circles total)
  2. Place two circles right sides together, using one circle from each fabric.
  3. Sew together using a scant ¼” seam allowance, leaving a small opening for turning.
  4. Turn circles right side out. Slip stitch opening closed. Press carefully. Tip: To keep the shape of your circles, “press” them, don’t iron.
  5. Place two circle sets together, right sides (or desired top fabric) facing out. Pin.
  6. Using your ruler, measure 1 inch from pinned edge and mark with pencil.
  7. Stitch circles together using pencil mark as seam line. Press petal shaped seams open to expose fabric underneath. 


  8. Continue sewing circle sets together into rows until desired size. Typical placemat is 2 rows of 3 circles. Stitch rows together, as above, using the 1 inch pencil marks as your seam allowance. Press.
  9. If you like, topstitch the seams in place using a decorative stitch in contrasting rayon thread.
  10. To create a padded placemat, place 8″ circles of batting in between circles before you sew them together.

Flower Napkin Ring

  1. Using the OLFA rotary circle cutter, cut out 6 circles of fabric for each flower. The larger the circles, the larger your petals and flower will be.
  2. Fold the circle in half and then in half again, pressing after each fold.
  3. Start at the bottom corner of the curved side and baste long gather stitches across the curve to the other side. Gently pull the thread to gather the petal as you sew along the edge.
  4. Once the petal is gathered, begin the gathering stitches on the next petal without cutting the thread. This way the petals are connected. Continue along edge of 6 petals and secure the last one to the first with a couple of good knots.
  5. Choose a button for the center of your flower and hot glue to the flower.
  6. Hot glue flower to a plain fabric napkin ring. 


Fabric flower design from: (31 Crafty Flowers Day Five)

Circle Placemat & Napkin Ring