Halloween Table Runner Tutorial
I decided to make a Halloween table runner that could work for Halloween and then continue to be used through Thanksgiving.
Today I am taking part in the Halloween Haunts 2015 blog hop that is hosted by Marian Pena from Seems to be Sew. I want to thank her all of the hard work she did organizing this hop. Everyone is sharing all kinds of fun Halloween projects and you will also have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.
The pieced background was very easy to make. You can find the tutorial for it here, it also includes a template for the maple leaf.
This is a great way to use up scraps from your stash. Then just add some leaves……
Okay, maybe those leaves don’t work. I had some beautiful Island Batik fabrics leftover from projects I did last year that were perfect for leaves, acorns and pumpkins.
I used the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and the #55401 Fall Medley for my applique pieces. I have had this die for several years. The new dies are black with the sections that will be cut out in grey so it makes it very easy to see what you are cutting.
I cut out the oak leaves, acorns and pumpkins and then appliqued them to the table runner top.
I always use my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine which only does a
straight stitch. I drop the feed-dogs and do free motion applique.
I couldn’t wait to put a candle in the center of it.
It would look beautiful out on our deck but…..
I surprised my daughter with it when I babysat the grandchildren a couple weeks ago. She loves to decorate for the holidays and had these cute little owls that looked perfect on the runner.
Thanks again to Marian for putting together this fun blog hop and Fat Quarter shop for sponsoring it! Be sure to visit the other blogs taking part.
The Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $25 gift certificate every day of the Halloween Haunts blog hop! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.
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