Outdoor Table Setting

Debbie Homer
Outdoor Table Setting

Place Mat

You Will Need:

  • PLACE MAT (makes one place mat)
  • 17"x23" rectangle of yellow outdoor fabric (backing)
  • 14"x20" rectangle of multicolor striped outdoor fabric
  • 61⁄2"x9" rectangle of lime-green-and-white-striped outdoor fabric (pocket)
  • All-purpose lime green thread 

Instructions

Use 1⁄2" seam allowances unless otherwise noted.

1. Wrong sides facing, position the 14"x20" fabric rectangle over the 17"x23" fabric rectangle so that there’s 11⁄2" of backing around each place mat outer edge.

2. Fold one backing long edge 11⁄2" over one place mat long edge. Fold the backing folded corner at a 45˚ angle (a). Fold the backing short edge over the place mat to create a mitered-corner effect; pin. Repeat for the other three corners.

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A Fold backing over place mat.

3. Overcast stitch around the backing raw edges and diagonally along the folded mitered-corner edges. Finger-press.

4. Right sides facing, fold the 61⁄2"x9" fabric rectangle in half lengthwise. Designate one short edge as the lower edge. Mark the open long edge 2" up from the lower edge. Draw a diagonal line connecting the mark to the lower folded edge. With the rectangle still folded, cut along the line.

5. Fold the pocket upper edge 2" toward the fabric right side; finger-press. Overcast stitch across the raw short edge.

6. Position the pocket right side up over the place mat right side. Position the pocket lower point and right side edge 1⁄4" from the backing lower and right overcast edges; pin (b).

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B Position pocket on place mat; pin.

7. Overcast stitch around the pocket side and lower edges.

Table Runner

You Will Need:

  • TABLE RUNNER Finished size 14"x60"
  • Two 15"x61" rectangles of orange outdoor fabric
  • Two 71⁄2"x12" rectangles of lime-green-and-white striped outdoor fabric (pockets)
  • All-purpose lime green thread
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Air-soluble fabric marking pen

Instructions

Use 1⁄2" seam allowances unless otherwise noted.

1. Right sides facing, fold one 15"x61" rectangle in half lengthwise. Designate one short edge as the lower edge. Mark the open long edge 6" up from the lower edge. Draw a diagonal line connecting the mark to the lower folded edge (c).

2. With the fabric still folded, cut along the line. Repeat for the other short end and for the other 15"x61" fabric rectangle short ends.

3. Right sides facing, fold one 71⁄2"x12" fabric rectangle in half lengthwise. Designate one short edge as the lower edge. Mark the open long edge 3" up from the lower edge. Draw a diagonal line connecting the mark to the lower folded edge. With the rectangle still folded, cut along the line. Repeat for the other 71⁄2"x12" fabric rectangle.

4. Fold one pocket upper edge 3" toward the fabric right side; finger-press. Set the machine for an overcast stitch. Stitch across the raw short edge (d). Repeat to stitch the other pocket.

5. Position one pocket right side up over one runner right side, vertically centered on the runner with the pocket lower point 3" from the runner lower point; pin (e). Overcast stitch around the pocket side and lower edges. Repeat to stitch the other pocket to the other runner end.

6. Right sides facing, pin the runners together. Stitch around the perimeter, beginning at one long- edge center. Leave a 6" opening for turning (f).

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  • C Draw line connecting mark to lower edge.
  • D Stitch raw shor edge
  • E Position pocket on runner; pin
  • D Stitch around runner; leaving opening for turning (6" opening).

 

7. Turn the runner right side out. Use a knitting needle to push out the seams and corners. Finger-press the runner edges.

8. Fold the runner opening seam allowance open; finger-press. Topstitch around the runner edges using a 3⁄8" seam allowance.

Img G Don't iron Sunbrella fabric unless your iron has a Teflon plate. If it does, use a very low heat setting.

Appeared in:

Sew Simple Vol 9

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