Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Table Runner

In my post last Friday I said it was time to move into Halloween mode, so here we go. We finally have new dining room chairs (more on that next time) to go with our new table we bought back in January. I was standing in the dining room drooling over admiring my new furniture when I decided that it needed something festive. With my husband watching football in the living room with the girls, I was free to actually make something in the middle of the day instead of beginning a project when I should be going to bed. Yippee! Here's what I made...


It's a Halloween table runner. I tend to like decorations that celebrate the spirit of Halloween without being too Halloweeny. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I didn't buy novelty Halloween fabrics with pumpkins and bats and candy corn and all that good stuff... I just used black and white fabrics and added my own orange pumpkins.


The little pumpkins came from this pillow post at Ameroonie Designs. Aren't they adorable?! She has great instructions on how to make them. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to use them on something.


I used a 45" x 12" piece of linen, five different 12" x 3½" strips of black and white fabric, 24" of ric rac, and scraps of orange felt and orange fabric. I took the black and white strips of fabric and pressed the long edges in a ¼", then topstitched them onto the linen. Then I sewed a 12" piece of ric rac to each end of the linen. I flipped the linen over and pressed in all edges about ½", mitering the corners. I then sewed around the outside edge of the linen. You could stop there and have a really nice, simple table runner, but I added the pumpkins for a little pop of color... and you need orange for Halloween, right?


This was such a simple and quick project, and I love the way it looks on the table.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have another Halloween sewing project sketched out in my notebook, so be on the look out for that soon.
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9 comments:

Stacey said...

It looks very cute with the tiny white pumpkins.

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Steph said...

Love the fabrics you used in the table runner! It is simple and tasteful but still so cute. And I love the look of your whole centerpiece...the wood container and the white pumpkins compliment it perfectly. Now I'm in the mood for Fall and Halloween!

Suzanne said...

I love your table runner. Totally inspiring. Love the black and white with the touch of orange at the ends. Fabulous!

Lallee said...

Nicely done! The runner makes a nice fall touch for your table.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Great job as always! And yay for you to get some sewing done during the day! :-)

Alison Marie said...

Very cute! I am also not so into the cheesey, oops, I mean "novelty" stuff of Halloween. I love the idea. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'm following you, oh and by the way, I share your habit of starting projects when I should be going to bed!

April said...

This is so cute!I also don't like to be too Halloweeny. I love the fabric you picked. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Beth said...

How cute! Love the colors you picked. The pumpkins are adorable!

Julie said...

Black and white fabric is a favorite of mine right now--clever runner. Thanks for stopping by MY blog.

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