Happy Holiday Season, and happy shopping! The "in time for Christmas" question... I can't be certain for you, although if you are in BC or Alberta you chances are good until about the 15th. For everyone else, if you want it for Christmas please choose a tracked shipping option.
This is a downloadable pattern. After you complete your order you will receive a download link which you can save to your computer and print. If you don't receive the download link within half an hour please e-mail and let me know, thanks.
The download will contain the full size pattern (7 1/2" diameter), instructions for how to transfer the design to your fabric, and instructions for how to do sashiko stitching, and directions for making it into a mat. This would be a nice design floated on a larger fabric project.
Suggested materials for making a small mat from this design are available on this site. Look in the sashiko supplies section.
10 inch square of fabric, preferably cotton or linen, for stitching
10 inch square of white fusible featherweight non woven interfacing or
sewing transfer paper - to use follow directions on the package
Olympus sashiko thread
10 inch squares each of quilt batting and backing fabric