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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner

Leslie Rutland
Hobby Farms Guest Blogger

Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

I am thrilled to be contributing to the new Craft Hub blog, where each month I will be sharing simple sewing tips and projects.

Before I share my project I wanted to tell you a few things about myself. I’m a serial sewist, occasional pattern designer, master gardener and traditional-foods enthusiast. I share my passions at my blog, The Seasoned Homemaker, where I comment on all things delightfully domestic. You will find lots of sewing tutorialsgardening ideas and my favorite recipes (which all happen to be gluten-free). And, we’ve recently downsized to a new home so I will be sharing about how we’re reducing our lifestyle. I hope you’ll stop by to visit!

Of all my passions, sewing is the one I love the most, especially appliqué. Appliqué is super easy and doesn’t require any special equipment. You really don’t need a sewing machine, but having one is an asset.

Because Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I’ve created a simple and inexpensive Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner project that anyone can make.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 yards burlap
  • 1/4 yard of 3 to 4 fall-colored cotton fabrics
  • 1 yard double-sided fusible web product, such as WonderUnder or Steam A Seam 2
  • thread
  • scissors
  • iron/ironing Board

Step 1

Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Cut a 14- by 65-inch piece of burlap. Serge or hem all raw edges of the burlap.

Step 2

Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Print out leaf templates and cut out shapes. Trace the leaf shapes onto the waxy backing of fusible web product. Rough-cut around each shape. The amount of leaves you use is up to you, but I recommend at least three of each shape.

Step 3

Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Place cut-out shapes onto back side of fall-colored fabric fusible web side down and waxy paper side up. With a hot, dry iron fuse the product to the back of the fabric.

Step 4 

Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Carefully cut out each leaf shape. (I like to do this when I’m waiting in the car or watching TV.)

Step 5

Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Randomly place leaves onto burlap until you are happy with the layout, then peel the waxy backing off the fusible web. I like to pin the leaves before I iron them down.

Step 6

Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Press leaves in place with a hot, dry iron. Use a pressing cloth to protect the burlap and your iron.

Optional Step

Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Straight-stitch around the edges of each leaf using a contrasting thread.

Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

A few comments:
I designed this project for all levels of sewing and even non-sewists. It isn’t absolutely necessary to top stitch the leaves, but I found that some of my leaves didn’t completely adhere to the burlap and I had to re-iron them back down.

Also, burlap sheds a lot. You will want to brush out your sewing machine (and yourself!) afterwards.

This turned out to be an easy and fun project that I hope you will enjoy it, too.

Print It: Fall Leaf Templates

Appliquéd Thanksgiving Table Runner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)

Leslie Rutland at The Craft Hub
About Leslie Rutland
Leslie is a serial sewist, master gardener, wannabe farmer, gluten-free food blogger, mom and grandmother who is in love with all things delightfully domestic. She joins the Craft Hub family every month with an easy sewing project that anyone can make. To see her most recent projects, keep in touch at The Seasoned Homemaker.

 

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I love it! You are so crafty!
Michelle, Saint Clair, MI
Posted: 1/30/2014 9:20:40 AM
Looks nice.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 12/24/2013 12:07:09 AM
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