Today I am sharing my Pumpkin Fest Table Runner
I bet you thought you would be seeing more photos of little Sadie…..you will but I found this super cute cookie jar while up in Minnesota and just had to buy it. I think it looks a little bit like Sadie……maybe I should dye her hair! I mentioned the other day that all of the Island Batik ambassadors are sharing pumpkin projects this month for the Pumpkin Fest. I decided to make yet another table runner…..runners are my favorite fast and easy quilt projects. You can find other ambassador projects on the Pumpkin Fest Pinterest board. This table runner is a little wider than I usually make. It is 18 inches wide by 38 inches which works great on my new coffee table.For a fast and easy project, there is nothing easier than using my AccuQuilt Electric Die cutter and a few dies. The maple leaf and pumpkin that are part of the Fall Medley die set is the first die I ever bought. I received this group of fall colors in my Island Batik Ambassador box and they are perfect for the leaves and pumpkins. I applied Heat & Bond Lite to my fabrics before cutting out the shapes. I recently received this neat Rick Rack die which has two different sizes of rick rack which makes me think of ribbons. – I have lots of plans for this die! This is a huge die, it is 6 inches wide by 24 inches long and is made so you can cut rick rack longer than that. The die has a one inch and two inch rick rack. I just cut a narrow strip of fabric and cut the one inch piece.
For the background I used a neutral print and cut it a little bigger than the size I wanted for the table runner. I didn’t use any fusible on the rick rack, instead I used a Elmer’s Washable School Glue stick and a couple pins to hold it in place before I stitched to the fabric.
Once I had the rick rack stitched down I added the maple leaves and pumpkins. I used my vintage 15-91 Singer to free motion applique around the pieces.
The weather was beautiful yesterday and we took Sadie to a park near our house. I was actually looking for acorns but the trees are empty this year. Tomorrow I’ll share some pictures of Sadie in the park with a beautiful fall quilt.
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