Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Birthday Present from my Sweet, Talented Sister

My sister, Georgia Enid, is so, so talented. 
Just look at this beautiful, spring table runner she made for me!
A special birthday present for moi.




This is a super easy pattern. No quilting or batting involved. 
Just straight stitch sewing. 
A very good project for the beginning seamstress, or a quick project for the expert.


Directions For the Quick Six-Seam Table Runner

Fabric for 14" X 41" 
1/2 yard for runner back and borders
1/4 yard of second fabric for center accent

Directions: 

Straighten cut edges and remove selvedges from both fabrics

Lay fabric right sides together, matching the long cut edges of the crosswise grain.

Using a 1/4" seam, sew each long side together, creating a tube. The 1/2 yard will be wider than the 1/4 yard, and this creates the border along the center accent.

Press the two seams open then turn the tube inside out.

Center the accent fabric so that borders are about 2" wide and even on both sides. Press, creating crisp border edges.

Trim tube ends so they are straight and fabrics are even lengths.

With center accent fabric on the outside, fold the tube in half length wise and stitch across each short end using a 1/4" seam.

Trim corner at fold, press seam open then turn, pushing the trimmed corner into the fold. Work the fold corner until you have a sharp point. Seam should be centered on center of accent fabric and pressed down to form pointed end that matches the borders. Again, press to form crisp edges.

Stitch across the turned edge that forms the point base.

Press and Voila, you're done!!


I'm making 8 of these for my Wacky Women friends!
Talk about easy, sassy, classy gifts ~ I love this pattern.

I'm off to work in the garden, enjoy the sun, listen to the birds... life is good!

Keep stitchin' for the ones you love!
Hugs from Mary

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous mug rug. your home looks so pretty and inviteing.

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