I (Heart) Fall Place Setting

By  Sabrina Alery 

sizes: placemat, 16"x12"; napkin, 10-1/2"x10-1/2"; place card, 4"x3"

  • I (Heart) Fall Place Setting


  • Robert Kaufman Fabrics Kona Cotton Solids: Cocoa (K001-1082), Oyster (K001-1268), Persimmon (K001-84), Buttercup (K001-1056), Breakers (K001-440); white/black polka dot; blue felt
  • Papertrey Ink Paper Basics Rustic White Cardstock
  • The Warm Co. Warm & Natural Quilt Batting


  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine
  • Olfa Deluxe Ergonomic Rotary Cutter with Cutting Mat
  • Lawn Fawn Dies: Stitched Leaves (LF577), Stitched Journaling Card (LF578), Cole’s ABCs (LF576)
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Lawn Fawn Stamps: Into the Woods (LF558), Interlocking Backdrops (LF4269)
  • Clearsnap Colorbox Crafter’s Ink: Bark, Stone, Aruba; Crafters Ink by Ann Butler, Tangelo, Sunshine; Art Daubers
  • Xyron Teresa Collins Plier Stapler

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, iron and pressing surface, straight pins
  • Placemat
  • 1. Use rotary cutter to cut fabric rectangles as follows: 14"x9-1/2" Oyster (center panel); 16-1/4"x12-1/4" each Cocoa (backing) and quilt batting. In addition, cut six 2-1/4"x2-1/4" squares each from Buttercup, Persimmon, and white/black polka dot fabrics. Cut five 2-1/4"x2-1/4" squares from Breakers and Cocoa fabrics.
  • 2. Die cut leaves from cardstock sheet, leaving generous space around shape to create stencil.
  • 3. Stencil wreath design on center panel by applying inks with dauber through negative areas of stencil using photo as guide. Begin with four orange maple leaves, then four brown oak leaves, eight small yellow aspen leaves, and four blue ash leaves. Stamp sentiment in gray ink at bottom right of wreath.
  • 4. With right sides together, machine-sew 2-1/4"x2-1/4" blocks together as shown using 1/4" seam allowance. Machine-sew nine blocks together for top and bottom borders and five blocks each for left and right borders.
  • 5. Stencil small gray leaves on Persimmon and Buttercup border blocks. Let dry.
  • 6. Machine-sew side borders to center panel using 1/4" seam allowance. Machine-sew top and bottom borders to center panel in same way. Press for 30 seconds to heat-set ink.
  • 7. Center batting panel behind pieced front panel; pin in place. Topstitch around both sides of seam where stenciled panel meets border.
  • 8. Position front and Cocoa back panels together with right sides facing. Using 1/4" seam allowance, machine-sew around panels, leaving small opening for turning. Trim excess fabric, leaving excess around opening. Turn right side out and press placemat flat, folding opening inward. Topstitch around placemat edge.
  • Napkin
  • 1. Use rotary cutter to cut 12-1/2"x12-1/2" Cocoa fabric square and 12-1/2"x4-1/2" Oyster fabric rectangle.
  • 2. Die cut leaves from cardstock sheet, leaving generous space around shape to create stencil.
  • 3. Stencil leaves onto Oyster fabric by applying inks with dauber through negative areas of stencil. Stencil one orange maple leaf, two brown oak leaves, two yellow aspen leaves, two blue ash leaves, and one gray rounded leaf. Stamp sentiment and herringbone design gray.
  • 4. Press for 30 seconds to heat-set ink.
  • 5. Fold long edges of stenciled panel 1/2" toward center; topstitch to Cocoa panel, 1-1/2" from bottom edge. Fold over Cocoa panel edges 1/2"; press. Fold again and topstitch around edges.
  • Place Card
  • 1. Die cut journaling card from cardstock and leaf from blue felt. Create desired name stencil from cards using alpha stamp set, leaving generous space around name.
  • 2. Stencil name on journaling card in brown ink using sponge dauber.
  • 3. Staple leaf to card beside name as shown.
  • Tip
  • 1. To use DIY stencils in several projects, cover cardstock with clear shipping tape before die cutting. Just wipe off ink and use again!