Following the success of the Halloween Sewing Swap that I recently took part in, many members of that swap group, including myself, went on to take part in the follow-up Autumn Be Thankful Sewing Swap.

autumnFor this swap we were to make one item for our partner but I must admit that I deviated a little from this as I made a set of table mats. Not really one item, but it is one set, and after all a table mat on it’s own is a little lonely.

ABTMatsI decided to make two pairs of mats rather than four all the same. Two were made with a block of woven fabric strips as the main highlight,

ABTWovenand the second pair featured a pair of maple leaves, made following the tutorial by Anjeanette Klinder.

ABTMaples ABTMapleRedThe mats were backed in a print from the Four All Seasons: Fall line by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics and bound in Kona Cheddar.

ABTBacksI stuck to straight line quilting on these, although my machine did not seem to like that for a qhile as it randomly decided to developed a stitch skipping problem for no discernible reason. It was cleaned, had a new needle, bobbin change and all manner of investigation but it persisted with the problem for a while and then switched back to stitching perfectly just as quickly as it had started skipping. I think once I get my Christmas stitching out of the way it will be time for a service.

Linking up with Alyce’s Sew Cute Tuesday over at Blossom Heart Quilts, and welcome to all who are visiting from there.


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