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 
*fusible felt
*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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