Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Easy Quilted Table Runner

If you aren't a quilter but want to be this would be a great starter project. If you are a quilter already this is a great use of scraps and it is an easy pattern to replicate with different fabric. Here is what you will need.
  • Fat Quarter Bundle (you can get these at Joanns)
  • batting
  • 1 yd of backing fabric
  • 1/4 yard fabric for binding
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • straight pins
  • Iron + ironing board
  • Spray Adhesive (this is optional but it will make your life a lot easier).
  • Quilt pins if you do not use Spray Adhesive
  • Rotary Cutter, mat and ruler
Don't worry...most of that list you will be able to use for a lot of other projects. After you get your supplies. Cut your fat quarter bundle into 3 inch strips. If you don't know how to use a rotary cutter and mat watch this video. Then you will arrange them how you want them and sew them together.

Make sure you press (iron) everything before working with it so it lays nice and flat. Then you will make your fabric sandwich. Again if you aren't familiar with making a quilt sandwich you will want to watch this video. You will put the top of your table runner and then the batting and then the backing. This is when you can use the spray adhesive to stick the sandwich together. If you don't then you will want to use quilting saftey pins to keep the fabric in place while you are quilting it.

I just sewed straight lines on the sewing machine to quilt the table runner.

Then I made my binding and sewed it on. You can watch all the videos in the series if you don't know how to do this.

Coming soon...Bow tying tutorial. Stay tuned! 

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