Friday, July 27, 2012

No-Sew Fall Table Runner

I had to make a prototype of a fall table runner we will be teaching at our church's Women's Day in September this week, so I thought I would share it with you.

I used the same technique as I did on the wonky woven placemats back in May. Click there for the step by step instructions.


To make the runner, you will need 1/3 of a yard of fall fabric, and scraps (at least 13" by 4" inches of coordinating fabric or ribbon, and 1/3 yard backing. You will also need Heat and Bond or Wonder Under iron on adhesive.
From the fall fabric, cut the table runner shape. It should be about 36" inches across including the angled ends. Apply the iron-on to the back.

Cut wonky strips from in the fall fabric.

 

I usually fold the fabric in half and cut from the fold. Be sure to stop about 1/2" from the beginning of the angled portion.


 Apply the Iron On Adhesive Backing to the coordinating fabric and then cut 13" strips of widths varying from 1" to 2.5" .Remove the paper backing from everything! Begin weaving. Keep nudging the woven strips to keep them tight.

You may need to trim the last strip to make it fit.  Place the completed runner on the backing fabric, wrong sides together. You do not have to trim the backing fabric.Take a last check to make sure everything is right. It is okay if the strips are longer than the runner. You will trim them in a minute. Make sure there are no gaps either vertically or horizantally.
Iron according to directions. Now trim the edges with a pinking blade.
Finito!




3 comments :

Just Jaime said...

Love the idea of a table runner!

Tracy said...

This such a pretty table runner. Also a fun technique

The Mrs. said...

Such a great idea!!
And so simple sounding too! Must try!

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