100 Followers, 100 inches of ribbon, and a GIVEAWAY

We're so excited: a few weeks ago we hit 100 followers! Thank you all!

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):
I did five in each of two colors. The red is sheer ribbon--and let me warn you, sheer ribbon makes this much more difficult! It shifts very easily and can skew your project. That's okay; it's wayward!

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!

All you have to do to enter:
  • One entry for becoming a follower of our blog, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it.
  • One entry for following us on Twitter, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it.
  • One entry for tweeting this post, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it (with a link directly to your Tweet).
  • One entry for Liking us on Facebook, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it.
  • One entry for blogging about our new blog, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it (with a link to your post!).
  • One entry for telling us your thoughts on our new blog, or asking me a question in a comment on this blog post.
Just so we're clear: each of these should be in its own comment! So if you like us on FB, comment, Follow us on Twitter, you should leave 3 separate comments.


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.


Flannery @ Three Sisterz said...

cute!! pick me!!!!

i follow your blog and follow your facebook.

i love that you are all sisters! crafting and sewing and all that goodness is such a fun thing to share with your family. i love it!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

I think it's awesome that you have over 100 followers - no suprise since you have such a fun, interesting blog!

The water-soluble glue holding down the sheer ribbon is a good idea! Sheer ribbon does NOT like me I have found from past experience, but maybe I will try again with the glue tip.

Ashley said...

yay congrats on 100 followers!! Im a follower and LOVE your blog: )

Ashley said...

i like you on fb

Unknown said...

Congrats on 100 followers! :)

Tracy said...

Congrats on your followers :)
Such a pretty project.
Thanks to your guys I found out I am wayward instead of scatter brained, lol.

Alison Agnew said...

congrats on the 100 mark and well done on the ribbon craft...so glad you shared at fridays unfolded and i hope you'll return next week for the summer block party!

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Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Congrats on hitting 100 followers!

Anonymous said...

great project, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday along with all the rest. I will try to get that featured button made sometime soon! all the best!

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