Keep your fall and
autumn scrap fabrics from your quilting and crafting project. All
you need is is 2 1/2" strips to make this scrappy pieced autumn
leaves table runner!
Cut your autumn and
fall fabrics into 2.5" strips. The strips can be anywhere from 4" long to
12" long. The more scattered and different size in length, the better.
That's what makes this look like a "scrappy" quilt!
Sew the short ends
together to form strips that are 24" long. You can make your table runner as
long as you want, but the one I made is 24" long.
Press the seams to one side on
Continue to make strips of
pieced fabrics until you have the desired width of your table runner. You
can make your table runner as wide as you would like. I made mine 14" wide.
Sew the strips together to form
a quilt top.
Time to appliqué some fall
leaves onto the top of our table runner using the fusible method.
First method: If you have large leaves pre-printed on fabric
you can just use those leaves. Put them where you like them using the
directions found on heatbond or some other type of fusible paper.
Second method: If you do not
have a large leaf fabric print, you can draw or find a leaf pattern on the
internet and print it out to use as your pattern.
Using the directions found on
your fusible paper iron-on, and then cut out three different color leaves
for each side of the table runner. Press them onto the top of the table
runner according to the directions.
Stitch "veins" into the leaves
Cut a piece of quilt batting and
fabric for the back of the table runner the size of your table runner top.
Sandwich the quilt batting in-between the quilt top and the quilt bottom
piece. Quilt the three layers of the runner as desired. (I used the
Last, sandwich the
quilted table runner within the quilt binding. Pin in place.
Either fold the bias tape around
the corner edges, or cut the bias tape and then over lap the corner. This is
a total preference of the person sewing.
Sew around the quilt binding on
the edge as shown.
Your harvest pieced table runner
Here we are showing it with one of our
handmade prim turkey crafts surrounded by wooden candy corn pieces for a
Thanksgiving center piece.
And here we are showing the
Harvest quilted table runner as our Halloween center piece, shown with our
number one Autumn craft, our one-row-of-stitches,
"Fabric Country Pumpkins!"
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