• Craft Cotton Co

Autumn Table Mat

Project by Nicola Hills

I was sent these fabrics to create a tutorial for Autumn. The glittery ones are just so pretty and I struggled to get a photo to do them justice. They feel very soft to the touch and are as easy to work with as any cotton fabric with the added bonus of shimmer.

You will need:

Fat Quarter Autumn Foil Pack

Fat Quarter Essential Trend Pack

Light Stiffening/Interfacing

Wadding/Bosal Foam

Fabric for backing

Binding

Buttons

Tools:

Basic sewing kit

Free Motion Sewing Foot

Paper for template

Sewing Machine



Method

I started by creating the template for appliqué pumpkin.


Transferred the shape onto a very light interfacing/stiffening fabric which was then ironed onto the top fabric.


Using 3 different fabrics from the Essential Trends pack I cut out each section of the pumpkin separately, then carefully pinned along the curves and sewed to join.


Once sewn I pressed the seams out and zig zag stitched over them for effect.


Using the black shimmer fabric as the background, pin the wadding onto the back of it.

Appliqué the pumpkin on. The leaves and stalk will be added afterwards.


Next is the FUN part.

If you are not confident in Free Motion Sewing the leaves can be sewn on in the normal way or even Hand Stitched.


Free motion sewing is sewing on your sewing machine, but instead of just sewing in a forward direction, you can sew in any direction.


The swirly vines, Pumpkin Lines and AUTUMN were also Free Motioned on.


For the binding I used a 2’’ strip of contrasting fabric onto the front piece/Wadding and Backing Fabric

(See previous Quilt Binding Tutorial)



For the binding I used a 2’’ strip of contrasting fabric onto the front piece/Wadding and Backing Fabric

(See previous Quilt Binding Tutorial)


Add some buttons for decoration and there you have a great Table Centre Piece for Autumn.


To see more from Nicola, tag her on Instagram @bobbincottagebodkin




Made by Nicola Hills for The Craft Cotton Company 2021

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