Wednesday, January 16, 2013

sew: bright striped valentine's day table runner

Last year I picked up a 'fat eighths' of fabric for $10 that included eight different prints measuring 9 inches by 21 inches in size.  My original intention 12 months ago was to make a ruffle pillow when the design of a ruffle was so hot. Well, that never happened. #slacker


This year, I decided to use this fabric by creating a Valentine's day table runner. I cut each strip in half and then I arranged the fabric in the following pattern.


Taking the strips, I pinned each one and sewed them together. I ironed down the seams for a flat working surface. For the back, I used a solid white fabric and cut the same size shape.



When we created our t-shirt quilts, KR used iron-on backing that secured her t-shirts in place. I picked up Pellon 808 Craft Fuse for this runner.  By following the directions, the two pieces of fabric fused.


Just like making a pillow, I turned the two fronts of the fabric against each other and sewed along the edges, leaving one short side open, and then turned the table runner inside/out. With the iron still hot, I pressed the sewn edges and then carefully sewed the opening closed.


You could think that this was the end of the project but since I stumbled on a pin recently with pom poms, I just can't keep the thought out of my head and needed to add pom poms to something immediately! Here was the perfect project to pom pom my way through my craft needs. And thanks to my hubs for taking a picture of me working late night!



And these stuffed felt hearts are leftovers from two years ago when I created our first Valentine's day mantel. Click here to see instructions.

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18 comments :

  1. ADORABLE!! I really love the pink pom-pom ends. Also love the centerpiece.

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  2. So bright I love it!!!! Especially the pom pons:)
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/120412156/valentine-chalk-board-paint-heart-cup

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  3. This is so cute! This is a great idea to do for any holiday, just switch out the colors.

    Mikaila from http://alittlebitofcraft.blogspot.com

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  4. Adorable runner...gonna copy your idea...new to your blog via Sew Country Chick Sew & Tell Saturday. My castle door is always open for browsing over at the "royal blog"...thanx for sharing and happy V Day! tiff

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  5. I love the way this looks! I'm off to buy some fabric tomorrow!

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  6. So cute! I'm going to share this in a Valentine's Day Roundup later this week on my site! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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    1. Carrie!! I would be honored! I just checked and your linky party is still open (thank you!). Please let me know when I should brag about your attention!! xoxo Debbie

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  7. How pretty! I love your runner! And I love all the different fabrics you chose, they all look so pretty together!

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  8. It's absolutely GORGEOUS Debbie! WOW!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

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  9. That's beautiful. I have just ordered a jelly roll in pinks and I will be back to follow your instruction!

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  10. oh deb this is awesome. Belong to a quilting class on Wed here in Florida..so have to share this with them!

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    1. That is so exciting!! Show me final projects!! I would love to feature here!

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  11. Very pretty pattern...lovin the dingle balls! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  12. The runner looks great- especially in the last pic with the decorative dish. It is interesting to see the process too. Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  13. Thank you for linking up to last week's Get Crafty Friday linky party! Your beautiful table runner was featured in this week's post. I hope you check it out and grab a button =)

    Amy @ The Stitchin' Mommy
    http://www.thestitchinmommy.blogspot.com/2013/01/get-crafty-friday-6.html

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  14. This is such a gorgeous table runner and with it being pink you could use it again at Easter time! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing at the Loving Valentine's Day Party!

    Marilyn

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  15. Hi Debbie,I love your centerpice like I love te pink table runner.The fabrics are adorable.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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