Advanced Embroidery Designs -- Online Center for Machine Embroidery Designs
Shopping Cart

Online Center for Machine Embroidery Designs

 
Menu
 
Mailing List
Enter your e-mail for news, discounts and exclusive coupon codes.


Find us on Twitter

 
  0
  Quilted Table Mats for Kids
These charming table mats feature the designs from the Back to School Redwork Set for a large (5" x 7") hoop. At this time of year, they serve as a perfect reminder to take care of back-to-school shopping. The finished size of the mats is about 16" x  27" . 
For each mat you will need about 1/2 yard of light solid cotton fabric and 1/2 yard of brightly-colored fabric. You will also need batting and fabric for backing.
Cutting:
For each mat, out of the light-colored solid fabric cut 5 blocks measuring 7 1/2" x 8 1/2"; 

Out of brightly-colored fabric cut:

  • 2 rectangles measuring 4 1/2" x  7 1/2"; 
  • 4 strips measuring 2 1/2" and the length of the width of the fabric. Subcut 2 of the strips into:
    • two strips measuring 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" , 
    • one strip measuring 2 1/2" x 16 1/2", and 
    • one strip measuring 2 1/2" x 18 1/2". 
Sew the other two strips into one long strip for binding.
Assembly:
Take one light block and 2 brightly-colored 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" rectangles.
Sew the bright rectangles to the sides of the light-colored one. Set it aside for now.
Take the remaining 4 light blocks and the 2 bright strips measuring 2 1/2" x 7 1/2".
Sew two blocks on each side of a strip.
Take the bright-colored 2 1/2" x 18 1/2" strip. Sew it between the two strips.
Take the remaining bright-colored 2 1/2" x 16 1/2" strip and sew it to the bottom edge of the working piece.
Sew the strip you made in step 1 to the top of the working piece.
Embroidery:
Stabilize the fabric with your favorite cut-away or tear away stabilizer. Choose the designs from the Back to School Redwork Set. We embroidered the "Back to School" inscription on the side block of each mat and other designs from the set on the other blocks.
Quilting and Finishing:
Now place the backing/lining on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it. 

Pin all three layers together with 1" pins. We quilted around the embroidery and all over the mat  in a free-motion style. Remove the pins.

Press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length. 

Finish the raw edges with binding.

 
 Enjoy! 
 Happy Stitching!
Back to Back to School Redwork Set
Back to Projects Page
 
   
 
Special Offer

Christmas Sale!

We are offering you a 30% discount on all our designs!

Bonus design on all orders over $50
FSL Battenberg Lace Vintage Angel Ornament Set
 
Announcement
Best Project Contest
We need your votes!
 
Featured Project
Check out our latest project Black-and-White Quilted Tote Bag with One-Color Embroidery
 
Tutorials
Never heard of photo stitch? - Check out our What is Photo Stitch? page
 
Most Popular Designs
FSL Flowers and Bows Corner Set
FSL Battenberg Bridal Fingerless Lace Gloves
FSL Battenberg Princess Marie Lace Table Runner
Art Nouveau Cutwork Insert
FSL Battenberg Candle Lace
Summer Fashion
Applique Flower Quilt Block Set

 More popular designs

 
|| Home || Free Designs || New Designs || Catalog of Designs ||
|| Projects || Tutorials || || Links || About Us || Contact Us ||