Sunday, September 5, 2010

Halloween table-runner

If you (the two people that ever read here haha) are sick of halloween stuff, I apologize, cause I'm just getting started :)

I made yet another themed table-runner. They're just too much fun to make! That and the fact that they are relatively simple and don't require too much time make it perfect for my short attention span. So here we go:

All I used was left-over scraps from the Halloween door hanging that I made. Cut into a few different sizes (I ended up doing two wide strips and one thinner one).

I call these "monster colors": orange and black with purple and green. Perfect for Halloween :)
Sew together your strips:

Now comes the fun part! Armed with my newly-acquired skills in quilting (beginner's skills, but still... I think I'm hooked), add on batting and the back fabric

(black is probably best, but I used an off-white...  I think it's called muslin? Incidentally, in French off-white is literally called "broken white." haha) and pin together the layers. And now....

Freehand sew a spiderweb all over it! (With a freehand foot... check out this post for a brief explanation)

It would probably be cool too if the spiderweb started in a corner and spread from there, I just went with a central one to hold all the layers together. See, double function, how easy :)
Now bind the edges and you're done.

This will go quite nicely in the living room :)

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  1. Great job! You have a very cute blog here. I'm visiting from Made bY you Monday! I'm a follower! Stop by Sassy Sites when you get a chance! xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  2. very nice use of fabric. Love halloween project. it gives me great ideas to do for myself. thanks

  3. Oh my holy hannah! That is amazing! I love it! COurse, I can't sew. Like, at all.

    Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for commenting on my post about family planning yesterday. I whole-heartedly agree with what you said!

  4. This is just way creative!!! WOW! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link up at my weekly Faboulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~