We have a low coffee table, and I wanted to make a table runner for it, to stop the bowl I have on it from scratching the paintwork. I found some really cool thin polyester fabric (think scarf material) in a small animal print, and bought some wool felt by the metre in two matching colours. I pulled out my hardest working Spellbinders circle dies, and voila! A table runner:
I hasten to add at this point that although I own a sewing machine, I can't sew! Well, not in the traditional sense....that's how easy this table runner was to put together.
After cutting the circles in the brown piece, I used a contrasting thread to stitch around each one twice. Here's a close up:
I stitched the polyester to the underside after gathering it a little at the ends. The gathering helps it pop out of the circles on the finished piece. Then I stitched the top piece to the black and then added a double border around each rectangle. Done!
Table runners around these parts go for around the $30 mark. I put this one together for under $3!! It helps that the fabric was on special of course. That means I have $27 to spend on me. Or more Spellbinders dies :)
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