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Mother's Day Table Mats with Rose Embroidery

The Rose Table Mats feature a unique floral shape that make them stand out. They are both practical and beautiful, and would make a great gift.

The embroidery design used in this project is the Mother's Day Rose for the large (5" x 7") hoop. However, you can use any patterns from our large Floral collection.

The finished size of each mat is about 15" in diameter.

You will need

  • embroidery thread according to the color cards of the design,
  • medium-weight cut-away stabilizer,
  • light-weight iron-on stabilizer or sewing interfacing,
  • light-colored cotton fabric for the central part of each mat (about 14" x 14" per mat),
  • fabric for the "frame", about 19" x 19" per mat,
  • fabric for the backing,
  • batting,
  • quilting threads to match the fabrics,
  • graphic pencil, scissors and fabric glue,
You will also need a printer to print out the PDF template. Please note that if you download these instructions as a PDF, you will have to download the template from this page separately!


Stabilize the fabric for the central part with medium-weight cut-away stabilizer. Print out the color cards. Select embroidery threads according to the color cards. Upload the design into the machine and embroider it.

Set the stitch-outs aside.

Sewing the Quilt / Table Topper

Step One: Download the template file. To open and print the template, which is a PDF file, you will need Adobe Reader or a similar program. The program is free to download and install.

You will also need a printer to print out the PDF template. Please note that if you download these instructions as a PDF, you will have to download the template separately from this page!

Template Download

Step Two: Print out the template, cut it out and connect the parts for the template. You can use tape for this, or trace the parts of the template onto a large sheet of cardstock and cut it out again.

Step Three: Adhere the fabric for the top to the iron-on cut-away stabilizer or interfacing.

Lay the piece out with the stabilizer facing up. Position your template over the stabilizer and trace the template with a pencil.

Step Four: With a pair of sharp scissors, cut out the central part 1/2" from the inner line.

Cut notches into the seam allowance from the edge to the inner line.

Step Five: Fold the notched fabric back, press. Using fabric glue, adhere the notches to the stabilizer. Leave to dry.

Step Six: Position the batting on the table and cover with the fabric for the backing, face up.

Cover with the working piece, face down.

Pin all the layers together.

Step Seven: On your sewing machine, topstitch along the marked outer line.

Step Eight: Cut away excess fabric and batting along the outer line leaving about 1/4" of seam allowance.

Then cut away the batting under the seam allowance close to the stitches.
Cut notches in the seam allowance.

Step Nine: Turn the working piece right side out and lay flat.
Take your time to straighten all of the petals. Press the seams, if needed.

Step Ten: Using the template, trace its inner line with a removable marker over the fabric with the stitch-out. Cut out with 1" of seam allowance.

Insert the central part with the stitch-out into the "frame".

Pin the edges in place.

Step Eleven: On your sewing machine, topstitch along the inner line of the frame.

Then topstitch along the outer edge, 1/4" from the edge.

Step Twelve: Quilt around the embroidery and all over the piece.

That's it! The table mat is done!


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