Charrie and I made place-mats, learning how to use a 3-hole foot and pigtail to add the yarn border. The front is a cotton fabric, with the back a flannel to be nice to wood tables. The original materials list called for a fleece or a felt, but I could not find any that went with the fabric chosen. No, they are not made for Christmas, just happened to be two different colors of common fabric that we liked. Our instructor, Karrie, was gracious to embroider the Celtic cat’s paw for us. Charrie did the red, I did the green.