To celebrate, we're featuring some 100-themed posts, as well as an awesome guest post in Brooke's slot while she's on her "maternity leave"--and a very fun new feature coming up Saturday!
My project was inspired by a square table runner I saw at Roberts, a favorite craft store. Their runner was made with two colors of 4" wide sheer ribbon with 4" spaces between each row of ribbon. I made it on a smaller scale to use only 100" of ribbon, so it's a side table runner or a candle mat.
After agonizing over the math, I realized that (as usual) I was over thinking it. For this project, you need 10 10-inch pieces of ribbon in a couple colors (I used two colors, but you could use one or more; also, it helps if your ribbon is slightly over 10" long):
Arrange the ribbon strips with all the strips of one color running one direction, and the strips of the other color running perpendicular. You can weave the strips if you like that look:
Or you can simply layer the colors:
Leave the ends overhanging a little. It'll make it easier to sew and trim later. Be sure to pin each square in place because they can shift around a lot. I eyeballed the positioning of the ribbons, but if you want to be more exact, you can use a ruler.
Now sew it down. I sewed around the outside square first, then along the edge of each strip of the red ribbon. I used red top and bobbin threads, but you could also match the bobbin thread to the bottom ribbon for a fully-reversible runner.
If you love the look of sheer, think about using some water-soluble glue to hold each square in place. Let it dry completely and sew over top of it, then wash out the glue.
And as part of our 100 follower celebration, I'm giving this runner away!
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THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THE WINNER WAS ANNOUNCED HERE.
All comments must be in by midnight Sunday night (if it's still Sunday somewhere in the world, we'll take it), and the winner will be announced one week from today.