Table Stitch, Table Set, Tablescape Contest!

on September 10 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 43 Comments

It’s time for a contest! Our picnic baskets and coolers are back in storage and we’re settling in to dinners with the family around the table. With a long season of indoor dining and plenty of holidays ahead, we thought it was the perfect time to think about pretty and festive table settings. What better motivation to sew some beautiful new linens than a contest with great prizes?!

Set a table with your hand-sewn napkins, placemats, coasters, tablecloths, table runners, chair covers, trivets or other linens. (Feel free to mix your handmade items with non-handmade pieces.) The theme can be festive, romantic, casual or formal. It can be for a special occasion or an every-day dinner, but you have to set the table before September 30!

We have a truly fantastic selection of prizes for you to win! Visit our prize post for more details.

First Place:

Second Prize:

Third Prize:

How to enter:

  • Post images of your handmade table setting on Flickr, in our forum, on your own blog, etc.
  • Include a description about the handmade items as well as other interesting things that may be on the table. Describe the theme or mood and what inspired you. In other words, tell us the story of your table.
  • Come back to this post and submit the URL for your entry in the comments below by September 30.

We can’t wait to see what you stitch and set! Let’s see those gorgeous fall tablescapes! 

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43 Responses to Table Stitch, Table Set, Tablescape Contest!

  1. Janice says:

    These are the coffee themed placemats I made for my coffee-loving son. The center fabric is coffee beans on black and the border fabric is also the backing fabric. What makes them unique is the “Coffee Pot” applique I added to each one (set of 4). This applique is actually a scanned picture of the former “Coffee Pot” Restaurant in Bedford, PA. Built in 1927, the 18-ft. high Coffee Pot was originally a lunch place adjoining a gas station. In 1937 it became a bar, with a hotel built in behind it. Preservationists restored the Coffee Pot in 2004 and it was moved across the street to the Bedford Fairgrounds. I made these as a little reminder of home for my son who now lives in Florida. Here’s my link:

  2. Rebecca says:

    I posted my entry on Sept 28th but don’t see it in the comments?
    Here’s the link again:

  3. Kelly P says:

    Here’s my tablescape entry. What a fun contest!

  4. Here’s the link to my entry: It’s just a set of ever-day table linens.

  5. Lorrie says:

    I’ve uploaded photos to my flickr photo stream (
    and will have a blog post up on Sunday. My table is set for Canadian Thanksgiving, with a strip-pieced table runner made from French General’s Maison de Garance fabrics. I made fabric apples with the fabric as well, and pinned name cards on each one to use as place markers. The napkins are vintage – a wedding gift to my in-laws over 50 years ago.

  6. craftytammie says:

    here’s the story of my table: thanks for a fun contest!

  7. Beth says:

    Dawn, mine is missing too!

    Here’s my entry, celebrating fall, apples, and charming old-timey tables!

  8. Dona Keyton says:

    How awesome these prizes are! I would love to win them, especially they rotary cutter and Matt! I would like to say, I am a new “crafter” and I am having a hard time getting enough supplies on a limited budget. Good Luck to who ever wins it!

  9. Lia says:

    I jus want to share my creation, you can found here:

  10. Marci Girl says:

    My tablescape can be found here:

    A simple patchwork tablecloth, handmade napkins, a great handmade centerpiece. What can be better than that?

  11. Dawn says:

    I posted on September 30th, and I saw it here, but now it is gone. What happened to my post, I wonder…..

  12. Just the spot to rest by the pool. The pomegranates are just about right and the oranges are juice and sweet. Who could refuse or resist this romantic shade?

    You can see the project here:

  13. Hi! I made a CROSS STITCHED TABLE CLOTH WITH NAPKINS – it can be seen here:

    Everything is set for a cup of tea in the garden. I brought my cross-stitched table cloth and my matching english china. Autumm is well on it’s way!

  14. Heather K says:

    Here’s mine

    A modern table runner made with Authentic by Sweetwater, bridging two generations of modern quilters.

  15. Dawn says:

    I posted about all the table things I just made on my blog. Here it is:

  16. MC says:

    Mine is a tablescape inspired by wine and spirits, with a cork centrepiece, wine cozy, and some home brewed cider:

  17. Kristy says:

    I did a Halloween table setting because who can resist!!

  18. debi tullier says:

    I have two grand children and have designed and created a halloween chair backer for them. I used my serger to do a quick box bag and then used grosgrain ribbon to finish the upper edge. It was very easy to serge the ribbon to the bag and then turn it over to make a finished edge. I then made templates out of paper for the wings and face. I used some cutting dies to make the eyes,nose and mouth. The wings extend over the edges of the bag and add a dimensional flavor to my project. I also used a large ric rac for embellishment. I hope you accept into the contest.

  19. Melissa Q. says:

    Here is my submission:

    I made the table runner using reverse appliqué and it makes me smile. Thanks for a great contest, this was a fun one to stage although my crazy boys thought I was nuts and it made them hungry! ha.

  20. Anjeanette says:

    I made a Fall Leaf table runner using a Charm Pack. I included a tutorial for the leaf. I used the rest of the Charm Pack to make a couple of table toppers.

  21. Sarah says:

    I love it when a project already in progress fits into a contest! Here is my entry:

  22. What a fun contest! I just finished up shooting some photos of a Christmas Dessert Buffet. They are at my blog…


  23. Hopefully this isn’t a double post — I submitted my link yesterday but I don’t see it showing up. Apologies in advance if I do post twice! Here’s my entry:

  24. Here’s to pretty fall tables!

    Can’t wait to be inspired by everyone.

  25. Teresa says:

    My Halloween Tablescape is posted at

  26. Beth says:

    Thanks for the great contest! Here’s my entry.

    I love Janye’s table runner posted above. What bright colors! It’s going on my “to do” list.


  27. Jayne says:

    Here is a link to my entry! I seriously don’t know if I am posting in the right place…i thought I posted before!
    I think this table runner is fantastic! It is a focal point and certainly can be ‘dressed up or dressed down’! I have posted pictures on my Flickr site….


  28. Aletta says:

    What a fun contest! I have made a tea pot cozy to keep my teapot warm. It can be found on my blog:

  29. I recently posted tutorials for my Placed Mats (hand embroidered with a template for the table setting) and Pinstriped Napkins. We love them both and use them daily!

  30. TracyT says:

    I need a retro black and white tablecloth for my new den/cocktail bar. Do you have any wide width fabric suitable for this?

    • Kristin says:

      Tracy, we don’t currently have any wide width fabrics in black and white, but there are some great black and white quilting cottons to choose from, particularly Dumb Dot Black ~ Retro from Alexander Henry. Good luck with your tablecloth!

  31. Amanda says:

    There’s a little table in the children’s nursery I work at that is as ugly as can be. For a long time, I have wanted to make something to cover it, but I just never got around to making anything. This contest was just the inspiration I needed! I wanted bright colors, but not something that looked babyish. Add in the fact that we are studying apples right now, and you get what I have been calling the Tiny apple table. Note that we (the children and I) made apples to go with our table, too! Here’s the link to the first picture:

    There are three pictures, so click on the next photo in mandamouse123’s photostream to see the next picture.

  32. Kristy says:

    This is my Christmas table setting – as we have Christmas in summer the placemats are linen and fresh Christmas prints. I made them from a tutorial I found on a blog. The crackers/bon bons are also handmade (with personalised gifts!) and the table itself is usually in my sewing room!

    I was going for a fresh, summery look that was still instantly visible as Christmas.

  33. Jocelyn says:

    I’ve posted a table setting on my blog using one of my summer quilts.

    Thanks for the fun challenge.

  34. Toni-Marie says:

    Sounds like a great giveaway is it open internationally ?

  35. Sharon Kisel says:

    Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway. I have posted the pics in the forum as per directions. I am new to this group so hope I have entered the info on the forum correctly.

  36. What a great giveaway and at the perfect time of year! I love fall!

  37. Christine L says:

    I hope I can fit it in. I would love to win something this go around.
    Thank you for holding these events and giving me a challenge. 😀

  38. What a wonderful idea!

  39. Rosemarysews says:

    I have a big project coming next month. I will be making 10 table skirts and 200 napkins for a big party.

  40. Rosemarysews says:

    I have a big project coming next month. I will be making 10 table skirts and 200 napkins for a big party. This book would help a lot!

  41. Lorrie says:

    Oh Wow. This sounds fabulous.

  42. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Costa Rica

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