Sewing: Week Thirty Nine: Flower Runner
Flower runner this weekend to finish off week thirty nine of 52 weeks of sewing. Can you believe that next week is week 40? Then only 12 more weeks. That’s only 13 more projects! I better pick wisely. This table runner matches the broadcloth napkins I made a few weeks ago and the beautiful placemats I made last weekend. Such a nice little set. Not too fall and not too spring, just right.
Let’s get sewing!
What You Need
- 2 pieces of fabric 30 inches by 13 inches
- matching thread
- rotary cutter
- cutting mat
- fray check
First, pick out your fabric and ensure it’s a heavy enough weight to act as a runner. This beautiful flower pattern will make for a great flower runner.
Cut out the fabric using your rotary cutter, mat, and ruler. I serged each edge to prevent fraying while I was working with the fabric, yet it’s an extra step – you pick.
Lay right sides together and serge – be sure to leave a 2 inch hole so you can turn the runner right side out.
Before you turn it right side out, press the flower runner. Clip off the tails on each corner and fray check them to ensure they don’t unravel.
Once you turn your runner right side out, pin the hole close and iron again. Then, top stitch all around the runner and be sure you close the opening. I use glass pins so I can iron right over them – just a tip!
Done. How great does it look? The runner is ready for dinner.
This runner is quick and easy to make, yet the trick is to pair it with placemats or napkins. Then, you’ve got a great little gift. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon.