hi y'all and happy almost turkey day!
i don't know about you, but dessert is my weakness and whenever possible, dessert first! so today, i'm sharing how i made this chic, modern table runner, perfect for your turkey day tablescape.
- cricut maker (what are you waiting for, get one today!)
- cricut foil iron-on in rose gold (seriously, the most on-trend color!)
- cricut fabricgrip 12x24 mat
- cricut 12x12 standardgrip cutting mat
- 1/2 yard floral fabric (yes please! from riley blake designs was perfect for this project)
- 1/2 yard polka dot fabric (yes please!)
- 4 yards coordinating background fabric (riley black confetti cottons was the best match)
- coordinating thread (aurifil always!)
- basic sewing supples
finished size 13'' x 49 1/2'' and is totally adjustable depending on your table size.
i used the cricut maker to cut my flying geese pieces. you need (2) 6 3/4'' inch background squares and (1) 6 3/4'' x 13'' printed rectangle. when using your cricut maker, you'll need to use the 12x24 fabricgrip mat. for those of you without the circut maker (not sure what you're waiting for, haha!) you'll need to cut your squares and rectangles to the sizes above.
this project was sewn together using 1/4'' seam allowances.
sew together 6 flying geese blocks, use this simple method. sew (2) flying geese blocks together to create (1) 13'' x 13'' block. repeat to make (3) 13'' x 13'' blocks. sew the (3) 13'' x 13'' blocks together. sew (1) 6 3/4'' x 13'' rectangle to each end of the runner. for the backing, cut (1) 13'' x 49 1/2'' backing piece.
with right sides together, sew the backing to the table runner top, leaving a 3'' opening. trim each corner piece and turn the table runner right side out, gently poking out your corners with a chop stick. sew your 3'' opening closed by hand or by machine, which ever method you prefer.
tad-da! isn't this table runner fab?
using your cricut standardgrip cutting mat and foil iron-on, create the dessert first saying in cricut design space. you can customize your new table runner with any font you'd like! i made mine with a final size of 4'' tall by 10'' wide. refer to my circut sewing post when working with iron-on and design space.
your new, snazzy table runner is perfect for turkey day or any occasion requiring dessert to be served first. but wait, isn't that any occasion.
and those napkins, cute, right? i'll be sharing a tutorial with those soon. stay tuned.
hope you enjoyed this fun, easy afternoon project as much as i enjoyed making it.
cut, sew, repeat..
the tattooed quilter