Creating Everyday Art
Monday, October 13, 2014
Tumbling Pumpkin Table Runner
It doesn't seem like it should be October already, but it is! Here's a Halloween themed table runner that went together pretty quickly. There's only one catch - I'm am currently where I don't have access to a scanner .... so this means I can't upload the pumpkin and pumpkin stem shapes. I did however Google "pumpkin shapes" and found a lot of images that had very nice shapes! And if they don't turn out to be the right size, they can be enlarged or shrunk on a copier.
*1 3/4 yards Halloween themed fabric - I found this sparkly, bat one at JoAnn's
*1/2 yard fabric in an orange shade
*small amount of fabric for the stems
*4 yards single fold bias tape - I used black for this
*2 shades of rust sewing thread
*Lite Steam a Seam 2
1. Cut two pieces of 54 x 14 inch Halloween themed fabric - this will be the front and the backing. Cut four pumpkins and four stems. I made the stems longer than needed so they could be attached behind the pumpkin. Attach to the top with Lite Steam a Seam 2.
2. Cut a 54 x 14 inch piece of fusible felt and fuse to the wrong side of the backing fabric. Pin the top fabric piece on top of the felt.
3. Use a tight zig zag stitch to finish the edges of the pumpkins and stems. Thread sketch curved lines in the pumpkins to give it a rounded look - go over each line with each color of thread. Trim, finish the edges with seam binding and you're done!
Happy Creating! Deborah
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