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Quilted Autumn Table Set with Embroidery

Dive into the spirit of Fall with our guide on crafting a beautiful quilted table set. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create a charming table runner and four matching place mats, all enhanced with intricate Fall Foliage machine embroidery. Perfect for both quilting beginners and seasoned enthusiasts, this project seamlessly merges the warmth of Aautumn with the elegance of embroidery. Let's transform your dining space with the vibrant colors and patterns of the season!

The set consists of a tablerunner and 4 place mats. We used the designs from the Fall Foliage Set . All designs in the set are for the Large Hoop (5" x 7").

The finished size of the tablerunner is about 19 1/2" x 36 1/2", each place mat measures about 11 1/2" x 18 1/2".

A tablerunner and 4 place mats with fall foliage embroidery.

You will need :
  • embroidery threads, either polyester or rayon,
  • about 1/4 yard of 4 cotton fabrics in autumn colors - we used dark green, orange, yellow and red-brown;
  • about 1/2 yard of dark brown fabric for the borders and binding;
  • 1 yard of light beige fabric for the background;
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer;
  • fabric for the backing;
  • batting;
  • quilter's ruler;
  • rotary cutter;
  • iron;
  • #12 universal needle;
  • quilting threads ( the colors of the fabrics you use);
  • #12-#14 quilting needle.
Cutting:
Out of light beige fabric, cut
  • a piece measuring 11 1/2" x 29 1/2" for the table runner, and
  • 4 pieces measuring 12 1/2" x 14 1/2" each for the place mats.
Out of yellow fabric, cut 4 squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
Out of red-brown fabric, cut:
  • 4 squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2",
  • 4 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2";
Out of green fabric, cut:
  • 4 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2",
  • 4 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 3 1/2";
Out of orange fabric, cut:
  • 4 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 3 1/2",
  • 4 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 4 1/2".
Out of the dark brown fabric, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 1" x 29 1/2",
  • 6 strips measuring 1" x 12 1/2".
Out of the rest of the fabrics (all 5 colors), cut strips measuring 2" wide and the length of the width of the fabric.
Use the remaining dark brown fabric for the binding.
Assembly:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press the seam immediately after you make it.
Sew the 1" x 29 1/2" dark brown strips to the long edges of the central part.
Sew the 1" x 13 1/2" dark brown strips to the short edges of the central part.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew the 1" x 12 1/2" dark brown strips to one short edge of each place mat piece.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew 5 long colored 2" wide strips together (yellow, orange, green, red brown, dark brown) .
Cubcut them into 4 1/2" wide parts. You will need 8 such units for the table runner.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew the parts into long strips, 4 units per strip. These are the long borders of the tablerunner.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew these borders to the long edges of the central part.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew 4 long colored 2" wide strips together (yellow, orange, green, red brown).
Cubcut them into 4 1/2" wide parts. You will need 4 such units for the table runner and 8 for the place mats.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew the parts into strips, 2 units per strip. These are the borders of the place mats and short borders of the tablerunner.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew 4 of the strips to the brown edge of each place mat.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Corner Blocks:
Sew the brown 1 1/2" square to the upper edge of the yellow 1 1/2" square.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew the brown 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip to the left edge of the piece.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew the green 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip to the upper edge of the piece.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew the green 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip to the left edge of the piece.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew the orange 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip to the upper edge of the piece.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Sew the orange 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip to the left edge of the piece.
Quilted Autumn Table Set
You need 4 corner blocks for the table runner.
Assembly (continued)
Sew the corner blocks to the ends of the remaining multi-colored strips. Take care that the yellow squares on the blocks end up in the corners of the border:
Quilted Autumn Table Set
Embroidery:
Upload the files of the Fall Foliage Set to the embroidery machine.

Select threads.

Mark the position of the embroidery on the central part. If you have a printer and embroidery software, print-outs of the designs can be helpful. If you do not, you can cut out rectangles of the same size as the designs and arrange them on the fabric to determine the position of the embroidery.

Stabilize the chosen area. Hoop the fabric tightly and embroider the designs one by one.
Paper print-out of the designs on the table runner top to mark the position of the embroidery.
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 layers together.

We quilted in a free-motion style all over the tablerunner and the place mats. Start from the central part and quilt around the embroidery.
A close-up of the table runner with fall foliage embroidery.

Press with heavy steam. Square the pieces.

Finish the raw edges with the binding.
A close-up of the place mat with fall foliage embroidery.

Have fun!
A tablerunner and 4 place mats with fall foliage embroidery.


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