Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My One Hour "10 Minute Table Runner"

Yes, the sewing probably takes 10 minutes. However they forgot to figure in choosing the fabric, washing it, ironing it, cutting it, (some actual sewing), turning it right side out, ironing it, making sure the sides were even, pinning to line things up, (more actual sewing), turning the points out, more ironing, and finally the decorative top stitching. I have been wanting to sew one of these for a while and finally got around to it this morning. I love how it turned out.

A close-up of the decorative top stitching.
It reminds me of a string of holiday lights.

The top stitching might be hard to see unless you click on the photo to enlarge it. I decided on the subtle approach and used matching red thread. I wanted the lovely poinsettia fabric to be the focal point, not the stitching. Here is the link to the Youtube tutorial in case you'd like to make your own 10 Minute Table Runner.


Linda Wirth said...

Which machine did you use to do the decorative stitching? It is beautiful. Linda

crazihippichic said...

I used my Kenmore model 1802. I have a full set of the top hat cams.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Your table runner is so festive and pretty! I agree, the stitching is the perfect finishing touch.