Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This is more like a mini-tablerunner, beceause I wanted a smaller one for a smaller table. Here is how I made my mini-tablerunner. You can really make yours any size you want.
4th of July fabrics. I used 1/4 yards of 3 different pieces and only part of them.
warm and natural
First, cut your center piece. Mine was 9x16 inches. I didn't want it too big because my table is not huge.
Somehow I missed the next picture, but you need to cut strips. 2 that are 2.5x16 inches and then 2 others that are 2.5x13 inches. Lay the strip that is 2.5x16 inches face down on each lenth side of your center fabric and then pin and sew down.
When done iron it flat. Do this to both lenth wise sides.
When done pin face down the two pieces of 2.5x13 inch strips on the other ends of the center piece fabric.
Sew those sides down as well.
Then iron them flat.
It should look like this when you are done. Now you are going to cut out a piece of warm and natural and a backing piece of fabric that are the same size as your completed front. Mine was 19.5x13.
Pin the 3 pieces together with right sides of the fabrics facing outward. (Front, warm and natural, and then backing piece.)
I wanted to quilt on the inside of the center piece and the star strips.
Next make your binding (or buy some)
Pin it down.
Sew it down.
And finally finish it off. If you want to see my binding tutorial go here.
Now you have something fun to go on your dinner table or any table in your house. I just need to figure out what to put on top of it. Hmmm.
Happy 4th of July. This really is one of my favorite holidays!