Monday, July 4, 2011

Toot-torial Tuesday #4; July 5-6, 2011; 10 Minute Table Runner & GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!!

Oh, boy!  It's that time again....toot-torial time!!  I hope you'll enjoy this table runner project and will join the linky party :-)

Linky Party for July 12-15th, 2011  

10 Minute Table Runner

serge or sew

1/4 yd fabric for table runner front - cut width of fabric
1/2 yd fabric for table runner back - cut width of fabric
2-3/4" contrasting fabric for trim on table runner front - cut width of fabric (optional)

Or you can try these optional PDF file  directions from
finished project sans decorative buttons
optional:  using scrap fabrics, sew scraps together using 1/4" straight stitch, then turn, press and use decorative stitches to create a "crazy patch" look, then cut fabric to size above.

1.  Serge front to back on long edges creating a tube.  Optional:  fold and press 3/4" stripes lengthwise wrong sides together, then line up all the raw edges of the front, back and the folded strip, serge or sew the length of the first edge, then repeat on the other side.

optional contrasting trim
all four raw edges together before sewing as a 'tube':
front, back, and contrasting trim
serging the tube along the raw edges

2.  Turn right side out.

3.  Press the seams away from the front.  Optional:  if you have added the contrasting trim, press toward the front of the tablerunner to make the trim lay away from the middle.

4.  Fold the table runner lengthwise back sides together.

5.  Serge across the ends of the table runner.

6.  Place the point from the front of the end seam to the back creating a triangle.  Press.  Sew a decorative button on each side of the front of the tablerunner, to hold the triangular ends down.

Think of all the quick table runners you could make for all four seasons and several holidays?

Fourth of July!




You get the idea!

What kind of table runners will you create?

What kind of table runners have you already made?

Do you use tablecloths, placemats or runners in your home?

Please link up to our tutorial blog hop!
We're all looking forward to seeing what you've created!


Drum roll, please....

(the excitement is building now!)


WINNER of both the AccuQuilt stars die and mat AND the AccuStars and Stripes Pillow Kit is....

Annie of Blue Gables said...

My favorite summer "holiday" would be the days surrounding Mother's Day and Father's Day. It always includes several birthdays and anniversaries. As children we used to like to "surprise" our folks and rent a cabin in the mountains at Wild Basin Lodge to celebrate their anniversary. In those two months we celebrated Mother's Day, Dad's birthday, Mom's birthday, Father's day and their anniversary. We were pretty broke by the time June was over.
Now I celebrate Mother's & Father's Day, our own anniversary and my husband's birthday. It is always fun. I love the beginning of summer, the fair weather before the heat of summer settles in is so pleasant.
I am a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway

AND.....our second WINNER of the AccuStars and Stripes Pillow Kit is....

pinsandneedles said...

Cute patriotic pillow! I'm a follower!

Please contact me at rock n quilts @ live dot com
to claim your prize(s) and to let me know if you would like
USA embroidered on the red fabric square for the back of your pillow,
or if you would like three other initials personalized for you or someone special.


And, finally, as my thanks to all my followers; previous and new alike, there's also this!

You can obtain the directions (free!) to the AccuStars and Stripes Pillow for the Fourth of July
by clicking HERE.

Hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend, too!
All the best,


  1. Ohhhh that is neat and I love the halloween fabric...great collection x

  2. What a great way to create a table topper! Congratulations to the winners!
    Jacque in SC

  3. Congratulations ladies!
    love the tute Mary Ann :)
    Added a tute for you too. Be sure to stop by and enter my giveaway,I will be picking a winner tomorrow evening. so you still have time!

  4. Congratulations, Annie and pinsandneedles! And thank you for adding a tute, CeLynn! I'm coming over to sign up for your giveaway - thanks for the chance!


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