Fall is the favorite season for many people. The heat of the summer is over. The harvest is coming in. The leaves are changing color. And there are the holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving to look forward to. We made these quilted place mats to decorate our table in the coming Fall months. The designs used for the mats are from the Autumn Redwork Set for a large (5" x 7") hoop.
The finished size of the mats is about 19" x 21" .
For each mat you will need:
You will also need batting and the fabric for backing.
For one mat:
Sew the 7"x7" brown squares and the 1 1/2" x 7" cream strips into 2 rows:
Sew the 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" brown squares and the 1 1/2" x 7" cream strips into 3 rows:
Sew the rows in the following way:
Sew the 2 1/2" x 17" brightly-colored strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Sew the 2 1/2" x 21 1/2" strip to the upper edge of the working piece.
Stabilize the fabric with your favorite cut-away or tear away stabilizer. Embroider the designs from the Autumn Redwork Set.
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 while quilting.
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.