Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Springtime Table Runner

I got kind of obsessed with vintage-looking fabrics at the sewing expo on Sunday - most of the fabric I bought was definitely vintage-inspired! This table runner was made from a set of coordinating fabrics, but it caught my eye because of the look of the fabrics.

It was incredibly quick to make.

You just need 4 fabrics:

3/4 yard of your main/backing fabric

fat quarter of the outer border fabric

fat eighth of the inner border fabric

fat eighth of the flange fabric


Main/backing fabric: (3) 10" x 24"

Outer border fabric: (2) 10" x 9"

Inner border fabric: (2) 10" x 3.5"

Flange fabric: (2) 10" x 1.25"

(1/4" seam allowance throughout unless noted)

Iron one piece of the flange fabric lengthwise, and sew it to one piece of the main fabric, 10" edges together. Press and repeat for the other side.

Sew one piece of the inner border to the main fabric, over the flange. Press and repeat on the other side.

Sew one piece of the outer border to the inner border. Press and repeat on the other side.

To add the backing: sew the remaining 2 pieces of main fabric together, 10" edges together, leaving a 5" turning gap. Use a 1/2" seam allowance.

Put this long piece together with your front, right sides together. Sew all the way around. Turn right side out, using the 5" gap you left. Press and slip-stitch the 5" opening closed.
Put it somewhere pretty and watch the daffodils bloom!

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