Here is my winter place mats. I just washed them and need to iron them so using these pics I took when I made them. Not real hard to do.
Just sew a border fabric around a pretty themed fabric rectangle for both sides, then add a thin batting as in W&N and sew on all sides leaving a place to turn them.
I pressed and stitched about a 1/4 inch around the outside.
You could even quilt them but I didn't.
You can use one side then turn over to other side.
Can make up using the odd left over quilt squares or just themed fabric for all the special holidays.
This same idea would work for a runner or pillow covers as well.
Easy quick sewing, also a neat gift idea.