Friday, September 10, 2010

Drum Roll Please!

Yesterday, I left you in suspense with what I was going to do with my fun new fabric...well, check it out:


Here is my new, reversible, autumn table runner :).  If you're interested in making one yourself, you should TOTALLY do it because it was as easy as could possibly be!  All I did was measure my old table runner to see what my dimensions should be.  I then added 1 inch to those numbers to account for my 1/2" seams that I would be sewing.

What you need: 
2 fabrics (I bought 2.5 yards because I plan on making matching place mats) and thread to match both of your fabrics.  (If you'd like to make matching place mats also, go on ahead and buy interfacing to go in between the fabrics)


What you do: 
1. Cut your fabric so that you have 2 rectangles of the exact same size (I cut mine into 69"x40" rectangles)

2. Iron your fabric and then pin the 2 pieces together right sides facing each other.

3. Using a 1/2" set seam allowance, I sewed the 2 pieces together on all 4 sides leaving an approximate opening of about 3"along one side for turning.

4. I trimmed the seam allowances especially around the corners so that the fabrics would lay flatly on top of each other.

5. I then turned the cloth right side out and then carefully pressed all the seams nice and flat.

6. I pinned the opening close.

7. I made sure that my coordinating thread was the right color based on how I was going to sew my runner (I sewed with the ivory side on top so I made sure my ivory thread was on the top of my machine and my rust threaded bobbin was on the bottom).

8. I then topstitched approximately ¼" from finished edge around all four sides.  When I did this, it closed the opening that was left for turning.

9. I put my new runner on my table and admired it on both sides!  I couldn't be happier with this project - it was EASY!

If you are a visual learner and would like pictures, then I suggest you visit here because I made my runner exactly like I made these.

Are you wondering what I'm going to do with that green fabric from yesterday?  Well, you'll have to come back and see :).  I hope you guys have a fabulous weekend and get out there and get sewing!



I've entered this into the CSI Fall Challenge
And into the Fall Frenzy Party:








I've linked this up to the following:
Tools are for Women Too; The DIY Showoff; The Girl Creative; Making the World Cuter; Skip to My Lou; Sumo's Sweet Stuff; Cottage Instincts; Keeping It Simple; Support Blogs for Moms with Boys; Mad in Crafts; The House in the Roses; It's So Very Cheri; Sew Can Do; The Pumpkin Patch; C.R.A.F.T.; Fine Craft Guild; All Thingz Related; Silly Little Sparrow; Today's Creative Blog; My Frugal Family; Sugar Bee; Gypsy's Corner; New Nostalgia; Creative Itch; Lucky Star Lane; Someday Crafts ; We Are That Family; My Backyard Eden; It's So Very Cheri; It's a Very Cherry World; Nikki's Nifty Knacks

40 comments:

  1. Love it. Can't wait to see it in person!

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  2. Love it! The fabric is beautiful! Enjoy fall!

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  3. Looks great Kari! I'm so glad that you mentioned fabric.com in your last post - I'd never ordered from them before. Well, I just placed an order - I can not believe how good their prices are! So much better than anywhere else I've seen. Hope you had a great weekend.

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  4. Aww...the fabric is to die for!!!
    Fabu!

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  5. Beautiful table runner! I started learning to sew over the summer but just can't seem to get back to it- so many projects, so little time. LOL Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. That is so pretty! I love that fabric!

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  7. That's so pretty!

    Visiting from The CSI Project.

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  8. This is beautiful! I LOVE the fabric you chose!

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  9. Very pretty. I'm just learning how to sew so I am soaking up all the information I can. La

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  10. You found such pretty fabric - it really wakes up the table.

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  11. Love your pretty runner! Visiting from CSI.

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  12. Visiting from CSI! I am so going to do this project. I cannot find a fall runner that is cheap enough. Thanks for the great idea!

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  13. Great runner! I made one too for the CSI project. Love the fabric!

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  14. Love it! I was thinking of making a table runner too, but just can't seem to find fabric I like. I have some that is very fall and I just need another one to make it reversible.

    You have inspired me to go back out and not give up. I can't wait to have a finished runner.

    Thanks!

    I'm stopping by from The CSI Project.

    Meredith @ meredithandmaggie.blogspot.com

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  15. I've been wanting to make a table runner for a while. Thanks for the great idea!!!

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  16. Love it!! great job and great idea.

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  17. Lovvvve that table runner and being reversible like having 2 different ones. Thanks for the inspirationg.

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  18. I love table runners and the one you have just made is so pretty on both sides.

    Willow

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  19. So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

    Brittany

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  20. I love it! That fabric is fabulous! Love the print! I looked back to see where it came from and I love fabric.com too. I love that they have the design wall so you can see how well to fabrics go together. That rocks! Anyway, great job! It's very pretty!

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  21. Very cute. Nice find on that fun fabric in fall colors!
    You should come link this up at Making It With Allie!
    Allie
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  22. It's beautiful! I made a new table runner about a month ago too. I love the fabric.

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday!

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  23. What a great way to use such beautiful fabric. I made a patchwork table runner recently but would love to make a long table runner for my long dining room table. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  24. Lov'n it babydoll! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  25. cute, cute, cute!! i made a no-sew runner, but I love your fabric choice!

    xo, cassie

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  26. Great Tablerunner! Love the pattern.

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  27. VERY clever and so practical that it reverses. I need to make a few :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  28. That tablerunner is fabulous, and I love the fabrics you used!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  29. very pretty! I love that you have 2 choices! I should do something like that for placemats so I can change them when I get bored : )

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  30. Nicely done! I especially like the bold geometric fabric.

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  31. I made a table runner using your tutorial!!! Great tutorial and easy to follow. Come check out my table runner: http://sewwoodsy.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-table-runner.html

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  32. Nice tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

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  33. That fabric is sooooooooooooo cute!!!!!! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

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  34. Love the fabric pattern, perfect for an autumn table.

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  35. i made this! it was super easy and fun! thanks for the easy instructions! :)

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  36. Pretty & practical! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  37. Did you use interfacing on the runner or just on the placemats?

    Love this!

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