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Monday, June 21, 2010

Family Art Table Runner

My very first (craft) post featured a scarf from Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule. Now today, 4 months later, I have another sewing project from Handmade Home! I love this book and I encourage all you avid sewers out there to purchase it.

This project was made in an afternoon and easy to do.

Materials Needed
50" x 14" piece for the top
50"x 14" piece for the bottom
(6) 5" x 5" pieces for the patchwork
Up to (3) 8 1/2" x 11" printable fabic sheets
Child's (or adult) artwork

  • Pre-wash all material before sewing. This will help keep the shape when you need to wash and dry your table runner.
  • Piece together the two patchwork strips. Use three squares for each.
  • Place the two strips of fabric pieces 4" in from each short side of the runner top. Pin in place. Stitch these pieces to the top fabric piece by sewing 1/8" in from the edges of the pieces.
  • Lay the bottom piece right side up on a flat surface. Place the top piece right side down, on top of the bottom piece. Pin the pieces in place and stitch around all four sides of the runner, stopping 4" before your starting point. Trim the corners.
  • Turn the runner right side out through the opening. Press. Topstitch around all four sides of the runner, 1/2" in from the edge.
  • Print artwork on fabric paper and iron onto the top of the runner.

This would make a great gift for Grandparent's Day and you have until September 12 to do it!


  1. So cool. That would be a great gift for any mom!