Now on to my offering this time around. I had a tough time coming up with a way to pick my pumpkin. I love pumpkins but tend to view them as Halloween decor not Fall decor.
Like this recent design by Elizabeth Coughlin Designs that I fell in love with.
Carla set this hop for the first week of November, definitely not Halloween.
In one of my recent posts I showed the receiving blankets I made using this you tube video from Missouri Star Quilts
While I was looking at the blankets all rolled up ready for gifting I had the idea that I could maybe change the sizing/shape and make an easy to do table runner using some of the home dec pumpkin fabric I had stashed away.
Totally fall - perfect for my coffee table
It has no batting, and I did no quilting. It has a bit of top stitching to hold the layers in place and that's all, just like the blanket construction.
Well that got me to thinking I could maybe put some batting inside and whip up a set of placemats.
I just stuck the batting in before closing up the turning hole and secured it with the top stitching and an extra round of stitching in the border. I'm really thinking that the next time I'll skip the batting. I'm really not seeing the need especially if you want to whip up a set for a family holiday meal with lots of attendees.
And then, why not some coasters. I fussy cut the centers and again slipped in the batting and did some additional top stitching of the border to hold it in place.
I am going to list the approximate measurements I used to cut my fabrics as well as the measurements for the finished pieces just in case any of you want to try this and not have to do the math thing.
Table Runner Finished at 14.5 x 32.5
Border/backing fabric cut at 18 x 36
Focus fabric cut at 12 x 30
Placemat Finished at 11.5 x 15.5
Border/backing fabric cut at 15 x 19
Focus fabric cut at 9 x 13
Coaster finished at 6 in square
Border/backing fabric cut at 8.5 in square
Focus fabric cut at 4.5 in square
I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Below is the list of the rest of the participants in this hop. If you missed any of them it is time to go back and visit them. So many wonderful ideas are at your finger tips.
Tuesday, November 6th
Wednesday, November 7th
Monday, November 5th
Tuesday, November 6th
Wednesday, November 7th
Thursday, November 8th
I am SO flattered you stitched up my stitchery and included it in your post! It looks great in all black! And I love your table set; it would be perfect for a festive Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
I love the stitched Pumpkins.ReplyDelete
Your table runner, placemats, and coasters are perfect for Thanksgiving! Great job. Thanks for sharing! I like the way you think!!ReplyDelete
I love the pumpkin fabric you used in your table runner, placemats and coasters. Great idea for fall décor. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Great use of the cute pumpkin fabric. You're all set for some pumpkin pie.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful layout!! And you can use them all the way through November -- clever!! :)ReplyDelete
That is such a soft and beautiful pumpkin print fabric. It made for a lovely runner, mats, and coasters set. I've done several runners with no batt, they lay nicer.ReplyDelete
Terrific job of thinking outside the box! Placemats and mug rugs of fussy cut, home dec fabric .... who'd of thought these could work so well?!ReplyDelete
Awesome projects! I'm going to make some of these, esp since I have no fall placemats. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
That's a great idea. I think they were done quickly which is wonderful. I especially like those coasters - perfect for the season and show-casing the pumpkins was just right.ReplyDelete
You made great use of a beautiful fabric - the coasters are my favorite!ReplyDelete
That fabric is gorgeous and your projects did it justice.ReplyDelete
Those look very "fallish" and pretty.ReplyDelete
Great set of table wear! I think the would make a wonderful shower gift or welcome gift for new home. Thanks for sharing them!ReplyDelete
Perfection for the season. I love Elizabeth's stitchery too, and am thinking on turning it into a fusible applique design next year. Love your table settings.ReplyDelete
Your stitches pumpkins look so adorable! That table set of yours gives me ideas f ou e Christmas gifts, they look great.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pumpkin print in your table quilts. The simplicity of the pattern really showcases the fabric. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :) PatReplyDelete
Love the fabric you picked. Tyty for shring yourideas..ReplyDelete
I love that fabric! Your projects are all so cute and useful!ReplyDelete
Your projects definitely don't remind me of Halloween. They are lovely and very useful and so many. Thanks for reminding me that simple ideas often are the best because they get done.ReplyDelete
I love your table runner, placemats and coasters. What a great idea to add some seasonal colors.ReplyDelete
I love how it kept snowballing into making something else...you are so creative! You made these look so easy. Guess I'll have to try making some! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Happy fall! That is a wonderful decorative set you've made. Thanks for the sizes and a little direction. Now I'll look through my fabrics and see what fall goodness I have! I might need to work on Christmas, though. =)ReplyDelete
Fabulous table ensemble!!ReplyDelete
Wow, your table set is awesome and thank you for all those measurements. I'll be able to come back via the Pinterest board. Your little stitching of Elizabeth's design is super cute too. Thanks for sharing that one too. Also, thank you for joining the Pick a Pumpkin blog hop.ReplyDelete
That's a great idea for something quick, and for a hostess gift, too. Thanks!ReplyDelete
You certainly created a great pumpkin family of beautiful table protectors! They are all definitely perfect for autumn!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous pumpkin fabric and great way to showcase it! Beautiful projects.ReplyDelete
Your table runner, placemats and coasters are great! Beautiful fabric. Love your embroidered design!ReplyDelete
Love the fussy cut coasters... very effective. You now have a really lovely table set that definitely say autumn not halloween. :)ReplyDelete
What a pretty table set! I love that you used what you already had in your stash.ReplyDelete
افضل خدمات التنظيف بالدمام تجدونها مع شركة تنظيف مسابح بالاحساء شركة المثالية للتنظيف المتفوقة والمتقدمة دائما لانجتزتها وخبرتها الكبيرة التي قدمتها لعملائها بالجودة والمواصفات القياسية بالاسعار المناسبة والجودة العالية بخصومات تصل الي 50% مع الضمان للجودة
شركة تنظيف مسابح بالدمام
شركة تنظيف كنب بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف مجالس بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالجبيل
I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !ReplyDelete
Hope all is well since you haven't posted for a while. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete