In the Pumpkin Patch Table Mat

Project #17873

Fall for fun! To make this charming autumn decoration, use the Penny Rug Mat as your base, and artfully arrange the Fall Festival shapes.

Fabric Requirements:

Yardage FabricInstructions
(2) 13" x 16"Terra-cotta woolCut (2) Penny Rug Mats
3 1/2" x 6"Dark orange plaid woolCut (1) large pumpkin
Cut (1) pumpkin center wedge
Cut (2) 5/8" circles
Cut (1) star
3 1/2" x 7"Light orange woolCut (1) small pumpkin
Cut (1) pumpkin heart center
6" x 6"Dark green woolCut (1) large oak leaf
Cut (6) flower leaves
Cut (1) star
Cut (2) 5/8" circles
5" x 6"Light green plaid woolCut (3) pumpkin leaves
Cut (3) curved stems
Cut (2) 5/8" circles
4" x 5"Red orange plaid woolCut (1) oak leaf
Cut (1) sunflower
Cut (1) star
Cut (2) 5/8" circles
2" x 6"Gold plaid woolCut (2) sunflower centers
Cut (1) sunflower
4" x 6"Bright purple plaid woolCut (1) oak leaf
Cut (1) sunflower
Cut (1) sunflower center
Cut (1) star
Cut (2) 5/8" circles
Cut (1) star
3" x 3"Light brown woolCut (3) acorns
Cut (2) pumpkin stems
2 1/2" x 2 1/2"Black woolCut (1) crow
Embroidery floss
Glue baste


  • Finished Size: 8" x 11"
  • Unless indicated otherwise, all stitching is with one strand of embroidery floss.

Assembling the Project:

  1. Working with the front of the mat, center the pumpkins near the bottom of the mat, approximately 1" from the bottom.
  2. Tuck the pumpkin stems and the flower stems under the pumpkin tops. Place the oak leaves along the bottom, tucking under the pumpkins. Hold in place with glue baste.
  3. Whipstitch the pumpkins with dark orange floss.
  4. Pin the heart-shaped center to the large pumpkin and the crescent center to the small pumpkin. Using large X stitches, stitch along the edges of the centers with gold and bright green floss.
  5. Add the crow to the upper right edge of the small pumpkins, and stitch with black floss.
  6. Using gold floss and a running stitch, stitch through the center of the oak leaves, giving them veins as well.
  7. Overcast stitch the stems with bright green floss.
  8. Add the sunflowers to the top of the stems, placing the centers in the middle. Attach all with five to six large Xs in brown or orange floss. The flowers will be loose.
  9. Tuck dark green leaves under the sunflowers. Stitch down the center with bright green floss.
  10. Add light green leaves to the pumpkins. Stitch a running stitch through the center.
  11. Make three long, vertical bright green stitches to anchor the pumpkin stems.
  12. Using the photo as a guide, place the acorns, and whipstitch with brown floss.
  13. Attach the stars with large Xs and gold floss.
  14. Add 5/8" circles to the center of each tongue. Anchor with a large X stitch.
  15. Pin the front and back together. Blanket stitch with two strands of dark orange floss, hiding the knots inside.
  16. Press, and use the mat on a table or hang with a stick.

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