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Foliage Place Mats




All you need is a pair of scissors and a few other simple materials to grow big leaf place mats from Ultrasuede fabric -- no watering required. Ultrasuede, which is available at most fabric and crafts stores, doesn't fray and is machine washable; you can use our template for the leaf shape. We alternated between fabric in two shades of green to set an inviting table for lunch.


  • Ultrasuede
  • Pins
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Begin by printing the templates.

  2. Step 2


    Cut out the pieces, attach them so they form a leaf shape, and lay the shape over a large piece of Ultrasuede; pin.

  3. Step 3

    Trace the shape onto the fabric with a pencil, then cut out with scissors.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2004



Reviews (6)

  • inkiepinkie 18 Sep, 2009

    I bet any sturdy fabric in nice fall colours would be nice!!

  • SheenaB 18 Sep, 2009

    Has anyone made this? How much ultrasuede is needed?

  • ZsasW 18 Sep, 2009

    I like these too! Can anyone tell me if microsuede is the same as ultrasuede?

  • SamGammy 18 Sep, 2009

    Some of us weren't old enough, in the 50's, to be thinking about placements. I, for one, think it's a great - easy - idea to spruce up the table!

  • blkshep 18 Sep, 2009

    Only 50's or 70's because of the green, how about orange, yellows or red...

  • paulahale 18 Sep, 2009

    Very '50's looking to me. Been there done that.