Monday, 8 July 2013

Felt table runner using Spellbinders dies

Now that the kids are growing up a little, and not spilling as much food/drink, it may be time to add some soft furnishings and pretty my home up a little.

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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  1. I would use the money for buying more dies! :-) Fabulous idea, I have to try that for my home, thank you so much for sharing! Hugs, Baerbel

  2. Oh, this is just fabulous!

  3. What a fun innovative idea! Very clever and it certainly looks classy!

  4. Very creative - looks like you spent at least $30 on it!

  5. I am definitely going to make a couple of these for my coffee table and dining table, maybe I'll make a couple for gifts too! My extra money would certainly go toward more dies and maybe embossing folders. Thanks for sharing this fabulous project.


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