Monday, August 6, 2012

Tea Time Table Runner

What you will need:
 sewing machine
1 jelly roll or scrap pack
1/2 yard (18 inches) fabric of your chose (for the back)
rotary cutter
cutting matt with measurements
quilt ruler

1.  Choose your fabrics.  If you don't have or want to buy a jelly roll or scrap pack you can cut 9- 2 1/4 inch strips from 9 different pieces of fabric (46 inches wide).   And don't forget your back fabric (1/2 yard).

2. Piece your strips together.  I used the edge of my presser foot to measure a small 1/4 inch seam allowance. 

3. Press your seams.  Then press them again so they all lay in the same direction. 

4.  This is what your strips put together will look like, only with your fabric choices. 

5. Now you will cut 2 pieces 12 inches long with your strips horizontal.  See picture below. 

6.  Sew your 2 - 12 inches together so your strips will look vertical, and you repeat your pattern once.
See picture below.
Should be approximately 46 inches long.  You can add more strips if the length is shorter than your back fabric, just cut the strip(s) 2 1/4 X 12 inches. 

7.  Time to line up the sewn strips with your back fabric.  Line up the long edges together with the right sides together and sew at a 1/4 inch. 

8.  Repeat on the other side. 

9.  Your Runner will now look like so.....

10.  Iron your seams and turn your runner inside out.  This is how your runner will look after you turn it inside out, but with your choice of fabrics.  Press your runner.  Make a border on each side of your stripes so they are in the middle.  You can eyeball or use a ruler to be more accurate if you'd like.  I just eyeballed. 

11.  Next, fold your runner in half back sides together.  Front visible.

12.  Pin along the raw edges on the ends, I just pined one of the corners, and sew at about 1/2 inch.  Or just below the selvage edge.  Trim

sew just below the selvage edge

13.  Turn the corner in.  So when you lay your table runner out, you will have triangular shaped ends. 

 And here is the finished Tea Time Table Runner.  For the embellishment I just sewed around the table runner.  

Here's a picture of how I sewed the table runner. 


Mamita's Next Thing:

I will be posting the "Pink Lemonade Table Runner", so both table runners can be in the same place.

In the mean time you can go here for a link to see the "Pink Lemonade Table Runner"

I have an idea for a head band, and have you ever felt sad for throwing away those selvage edge pieces of fabric?  Well, I have and I have an idea of what to do with them and I can't wait to show you.

So stay tuned,

And I hope you have a fun time making the "Tea Time Table Runner".  

Have a great day!

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