Over a nap time and an evening or two after the kids went down I sewed a table runner. Go me! Hahaha.
I made it out of some scrap fabric from other projects and the red that borders it was given to me and I’ve been sitting on for awhile. I just love the way it came out!
I just kinda eyeballed it and only measured the squares. This could easily be made out of some coordinating fabric!
Quick tutorial and feel free to ask questions!
Step 1: find coordinating fabric. I used four different colors for the squares then a fifth fabric for the backside/border.
Step 2: cut 16, 6 inch squares.
Step 3: play with placement and sew into strips.
Step 4: (first pic below)center the squares you sewed together on the backing. The backing should be wrong side up.
(Second picture below): I folded the edges in about 1/4 inch and sewed that down then folded that under so the stitching wouldn’t show. I then took the folded edge and overlapped it onto the side of the squares by approximately 1/4 inch. The corners were tricky. I folded the corner of the red to the corner of the squares then folded the sides down. There’s a picture below that demonstrates. After I had it all folded I just sewed it down.
And ta da! The finished product:
I know I know, I should’ve measured and pinned but this was a throw it together on a whim kind of a project for me 🙂 you never know what you’re capable of accomplishing if you never try. I didn’t have a pattern or anything either so it was all just a random guessing game of lining everything up. What are your favorite things to sew? What do you do with your scraps?