Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Easy Fall Sewing Project- Rag Table Runner

Disclosure: This is an article written in collaboration with ABC Sewing Machine  all opinions, content and ideas are 100% my own.

Fall is here!! It's time to whip out all the fall colors and start decorating.  One of my favorite things to make for each season is a very simple and cute table runner for my long table.  It's a very simple and easy sewing project that anyone can make, especially if you have a good sewing machine.   I had one machine that I could not figure out the tension of the bobbin and it drove me nuts.  Everything that I sewed with it just came apart, it was frustrating and it took me 3 times as long to make because I was always trying to figure it out.  Anyways, it important to have a good machine :).  Although sewing is a fairly easy skill, sometimes you just need help.  Well luckily for us people have made some great videos tutorials to help out!  You should check them out!

Now for the tutorial for this fun table runner.


This is how I made it:
I cut out 5 pieces of fabric all 18"x 9".
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Then I sewed them together in a pattern.  I put the backs of the fabrics together and sewed them, leaving the seam on the outside of the fabric. 
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Once I sewed all 5 pieces together, I cut out 4" strips of white fabric. 
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Then I ironed it into bias tape.  I first folded the edges done and ironed it and then folded the strip in fold and ironed it again.  
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I put the bias tape around the edge of the runner and sewed it on.
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Then I cut the seams to make them raggy.
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And that's it!!  It was super easy to make.
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I put it onto my dining table and then added a cute candy corn mason jar to it with some sunflowers in it.
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It's a fun way to add some fall colors into my house without it being to overbearing.  
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What is your favorite thing to sew?