Posts tagged ‘diy table runner’

June 14, 2013

chevron runner

Take Dad’s worn out dress shirts & create a spiffy table runner!

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  • cut a long piece of material to fit table size (shown:  6′ x 14″ thrift shop teal corduroy)
  • cut the shirt fabric into parallelograms (the shape needs to be exact, but vary the orientation of the shirt material stripe or plaid)
  • make parallelograms the same width per zig zag across (4 parallelograms per zig zag in featured runner)

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  • place long material right side down
  • cut equal size fusible webbing & put on top of wrong side
  • place fabrics in chevron style
  • for a change in texture, add a solid corduroy (or linen, velvet, etc.) piece here & there

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Once the pattern is in place start ironing everything down.  The pieces will need to be adjusted here & there, so pay attention!  Since rectangles of corduroy were used in the sample, extra fusible webbing was cut & ironed on as needed.  Last, trim the edges with a straight edge & rotary cutter.

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February 3, 2012

valentine runner

Glittery raspberry ric-rac paired with grey for lovely Valentine table wear:

First, spread out all materials.

After experimenting with all different combinations, simplicity ruled.  Three shades of grey felt cut into 17″ x 14.5″ rectangles, set in symmetrical layout:

Overlap the felt edges & use iron-on adhesive strip to attach together.  Test the ric-rac at seam intervals:

Test on the table prior to gluing…grand idea…wish I would’ve done that because the felt rectangles were too even steven.  Approximately 5″ was removed from the two medium greys.

Attach  the reverse side (grey herringbone) by putting right sides together & sewing all around perimeter minus one short side.  Turn right side out, press, tuck in open edges, pin, pin all around, & zig-zag topstitch.

Press & enjoy!

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