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Thanksgiving Dinner Quilted Table Set:Place Mats

This charming table set consists of a table runner and 4 place mats.

We used applique designs from the Turkey Applique Set for the large hoops, Pumpkin Applique for the large hoop, Leaf AppliqueSet I and Leaf Applique Set III.

The finished size of the table runner is about 18" x 39" and of each place mat - 13" x 16".


Place Mats:

These are instructions for the place mats. The instructions on how to sew the table runner are available in a separate tutorial.

You will need

  • embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon),
  • medium-weight cut-away stabilizer,
  • fabrics of bright autumn colors for the applique,
  • fabrics of muted autumn colors: neutral colored fabrics for the background, light and dark olive green and light brown for the sashing first border, patterned fabric for the outer border, brown for the binding;
  • backing and bating,
  • sewing and quilting threads.


Cutting for One Placemat:

Out of neutral-colored fabrics for the background, cut

  • 4 squares measuring 5" x 5",
  • alternatively, you can cut 1 square measuring 9 1/2" x 9 1/2".
Out of the light olive green , cut
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 9 1/2"
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 13 1/2"
Out of dark olive fabric, cut 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 9 1/2".

Out of brown fabric, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 13 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" and the length of the width of the fabric for the binding.
Out of patterned fabric, cut 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 13 1/2".

Assembly of the Background Blocks:

Note: seam allowance is 1/4". Press every seam immediately after you make it.

Take the 5" x 5" squares and sew them in 2 pairs.

Thanksgiving Table Set

Sew the 2 pairs into a square.

Thanksgiving Table Set

Making the Borders:

Sew the 1 1/2" x 9 1/2" light olive green and dark olive strips together into 2 pairs.

Thanksgiving Table Set

Sew the new strips to the right and left edges of the center block.

Thanksgiving Table Set

Sew the light olive green and brown 13 1/2" long strips in 2 pairs.

Thanksgiving Table Set

Sew the new strips to the long edges of the working piece.

Thanksgiving Table Set

Sew the 2 1/2" x 13 1/2" patterned borders to the short edges of the working piece.

Thanksgiving Table Set

Embroidery:

Upload the files from the Turkey Applique, Pumpkin Applique, Leaf Applique Set I, and Leaf Applique Set II into your machine and embroider them in any order on the neutral colored squares, beforehand stabilizing the blocks with medium-weight cut-away stabilizer. Follow the instructions on how to embroider each design.


Quilting and Finishing:

Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.

Pin all three layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted around the embroidery and all over the table runner in a freemotion style.


After the quilting is finished, 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 the binding.


Your place mats are done. Enjoy!

The instructions for the table runner are available in a separate tutorial.


Back to Turkey Applique, Pumpkin Applique, Leaf AppliqueSet I or Leaf Applique Set III.

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