My sister Brandy & I really wish we lived closer so that we could craft together. She is super crafty, and I on the other hand am not. I would like to be more crafty though. We decided why not craft while we skype. Technology is amazing! Here is my sister, and seriously so cute too 🙂
We are going to be doing this every week. I want to feature each of our crafts on my blog, so you all can enjoy.
This week we made a double-sided table runner. Plus get this it’s patchwork, but with out the work of patchwork. Keep reading my tutorial for this wonderful table runner to find out more. Enjoy!
Things you will need:
white, black or orange thread
4 different 10×18 inch Halloween fabric
4 different 10×18 inch Thanksgiving fabric
1 package of orange bias tape extra wide, double fold: 3yd/2.27 m
1st step: If your fabric is not already cut to length do this very 1st.
2nd step: Pin all the Halloween fabrics strips together horizontally, and all the Thanksgiving strips together as well. ( Pin them right sides to right sides)
3rd step: Sew your Halloween strips together and your Thanksgiving strips together.
4th step: Fold each the Halloween fabrics and Thanksgiving fabrics that are sewn together into even 3rds. ( They will both look like this)
5th step: Cut down each fold of both Thanksgiving and Halloween fabrics that are folded into 3rds.
6th step: Lay out your strips of each Thanksgiving and Halloween Fabrics. Have the outside strips be the same and flip the middle strip so it is opposite. Pin you seams together first , and pin outwards. Then sew your strips together as you did the 1st time around.
7th step: Place your Thanksgiving patchwork and your Halloween patchwork right sides together. Line up all your seams as well as you can, and pin them both together. Leave a square length’s open by putting two pins and each end of the square so you don’t sew that shut.
8th step: You are going to turn the runner right side out now. Do this by finding the spot where you did not sew together, and pull it all out. Use a pencil to push corners out.
9th step: Sew the spot together that you did not sew. Be sure to fold the fabric in though.
10th step: Now to attach your bias tape for the boarder. This tape make for easy boarder making. All your have to do it place the fold of it and fold it over your runner. Like a taco almost. :). Pin it on because you don’t want to get sewing and realize you are not attaching it to the runner.
11th step: Sew the bias tape on all four sides. Iron your runner, and there you have it! A decoration that is so easy, with a cute patchwork that doesn’t take near the work, and a simple craft you can do with your mom, sister, or friends just over skype. Good company while you craft is always a plus.