Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween Table Runner...and a Giveaway!

Rag Quilt Runner Tutorial
Finished Size 14" x 55"
Yesterday I showed you the rag quilt I made from bandannas.  Today I will give you the instructions on how to make a Halloween table runner like the one in the picture.  If you stay 'til the end of class, I will tell you how you can win the finished runner or a kit to make your own!

Seven coordinating fat quarters or 1/4 " yard cuts.
Warm and Natural quilt batting.  I always buy remnants for projects.
It comes in different widths, but I would buy 2/3 yrd of 44-45" width.

Cut four 8"x 9" blocks from each fabric for a total of 14 double-sided blocks.
Cut fourteen 7"x 8"  blocks of batting.

Sandwich the batting between the fabric blocks.
Pin across the corners, rather than diagonally.

Quilt each block by sewing an "X" diagonally from corner to corner.

Lay out your 14 finished blocks in two rows and arrange them in a way that pleases you.

The blocks will be sewn so the seam is on the top of the quilt.  The back will be smooth.
1/2" Seam Allowance

This is how the front of the runner looks when it is all pieced together.

In this photo I am sewing all around the outside edge of the runner 1/2" from the edge.

With a pair of sharp scissors clip all the seams about 1/2" apart, taking care not to cut the stitches.
The clipping may (will) make your hand tired, so take your time!
When the runner is washed and dried, the seams will fray and fluff.
I gave the runner a good shake, then put it in the washer for a rinse and spin.
Then it was put in the dryer for a tumble with a bath towel.

The Finished Runner!

Now for the goodies.  I have two prizes for the giveaway.  The first lucky winner will receive the Halloween Runner.  The second...even luckier...winner will receive the blocks and batting and instructions to make your own!  In each prize the fabrics are identical.  I love Halloween fabric...especially the vintage styles.

How to Enter
  • Drawing is open to Zetta's Aprons followers.  If you are not yet a follower, click on the link on the right of the page (or at the very top) and follow the easy instructions.
  • Leave a comment in "Comments" saying you follow Zetta's Aprons.
  • Winners will be randomly picked from those leaving comments.
  • Two winners will be chosen.  1st for the runner, 2nd for the kit.
  • Drawing ends midnight, Sunday September 25.
  • Winners will be posted sometime Monday morning.
  •  Be sure to check back to see if you've won.
Good luck, friends!  I am having so much fun this Fall!  I hope you all will make the most of living today.

Bedspring Jack-o'-Lantern


missyhyde said...

i follow it mommy!

Mary said...

I am a follower!

Anonymous said...

I'm a Follower... :) I cant post for some reason so i have to go Anonymous...
Lisa Bowen :)

Melanee said...

Hi Shirley!

You don't need to throw my name in the hat for the drawing. I just want to be a follower;););) Seriously, I'm a 'wanna be' crafter--but that may not happen in my lifetime;)

Mel (Devey) Dulfon

Kris Thompson said...

I am a follower and LOVE Zetta's Aprons. I even bought some vintage hot pads after I saw the cute stuff you did with those! Pick me!!!

Kris Thompson

Anonymous said...

I am a follower!:) Patti

Mindi said...

I follow you on GFC!

Anonymous said...

I want to win :) this is Lori Hatfield

Unknown said...

I am a loyal follower. Shirley, your blog is so charming and delightful!. It would be great fun to be a winner. This is Marilee btw, email mamiekshortt@

Rachel Arnold said...

I love your craft blog...I am a follower now and would love to win the adorable table runner :)

Shirley Hatfield said...

Choya reese is a follower. Posting issues. Anybody else with posting probs? Try using Anonymous and leave your name.

Anonymous said...

Jenny Blakesley loves this Blog! Thanks for all the fun ideas.

Cyd said...

I'm a new follower! I love vintage and this looks fun!

Beans said...

I am a follower!