You'll need two pieces of fabrics, batting, matching thread, card stock for templates, paper scissors and fabric scissors, pins and pattern weights, chopstick.
Cut templates if you wish to make more than one place mat. It'll make things easier. Cut 1 large template to 8 x 11. Cut 1 small template to 8 x 5.( I cut two of the small but you only need one)
Using the smaller template, cut 2 pieces. One from each fabric.
Using the large template cut one fabric piece and one batting piece.
You should have the above pieces
Sew the two small pieces together along one long edge with a quarter inch seam.
Stack layers as shown above.
Pin all around and sew with a quarter inch seam leaving a few inches unsewn. I will leave the space between the blue pin and the red pin unsewn.
Clip all four corners.
Turn right side out through opening. Use chopstick to poke out corners. Press and top stitch all four sides.
There you have it. I decided to applique one of the little cupcakes on to the opposite side. Cuteness!