Friday, October 11, 2013

Scrappy Pumpkin Table Runner Tutorial (Part 2)

 I listed this tutorial as a free pdf pattern on Craftsy.  The templates for the leaves are included in the free pattern. 
If you are using three different prints for your leaves, you will need the following sizes.
 I used Heat n Bond lite iron-on adhesive for my leaves.  I like how well it sticks, and that it is super easy to sew through.
 Iron your adhesive to the backs of your leaf prints as instructed on your adhesive packaging.
Using your leaf templates mark the outlines on the adhesive backing paper.

 Cut your leaves out carefully using sharp, pointed scissors.

Place the leaves in the position you prefer and iron onto table runner.  Stitch leaf veins onto each of your leaves.  I fmq the veins on this table runner.

Stitch around the outside edge of each leaf.
 I did the stitch backwards on a few to change up the look.

Stitch vines using any decorative stitch on your machine.

Cut binding 3" wide x 55" long. 
You can join several pieces of fabric together using one of the methods below.
For a straight joining.
 Join two pieces right sides together with a 1/4" seam allowance.  Press seam open.

 For an angled joining.
Place strips as shown right sides together.

Using your ruler mark a line diagonally on the print facing down.
Sew just off the line you marked on the side closest to the outside corner.
 Using the line you just sewed, trim to 1/4" seam.
Press seam open.
Making binding after joining.
Fold in half wrong sides together and iron flat. 

Sewing binding to table runner.
Place beginning of binding about halfway down any side of your runner.  I started on a short side.  The open end of your binding will be along the edge of the runner.  Start sewing approximately five inches from the beginning of your binding.  You will need this part of the binding loose to join at the end.
Sew using a generous 1/4" seam.

Stop sewing approximately 1/4" from the corner and backstitch a couple of stitches.  Cut thread.
Flip binding up so that it is even with the edge of the table runner you are going to sew next.  Press down with fingers.

 Hold folded edge of binding down with fingers, and fold it down. 
Make sure that your binding is lined up along the side and top of your table runner.  Start sewing at the top.  Remember to backstitch a few stitches.  Continue sewing down each side and each corner this way until after you turn the last corner.
 After turning the last corner sew down stopping 5" from end of binding.  Backstitch and cut threads.

Fold the beginning binding over 2.5".  There should be approximately 2.5" under that is not sewn down. 
Place the ending piece of the binding on top of the folded over beginning piece of binding.
Place your ruler on top of the ending piece of binding and snug it up to where the beginning piece is folded.  You are going to make a mark on the ending binding along the edge made by the folded piece underneath.

Carefully lift up the ending piece and the beginning piece.  Make a mark in the crease of the beginning piece of binding.

Keeping the sides of the binding together, pull the table runner out of the way and place binding
under presser foot.  Make sure that the lines on each side are lined up.  Use pins if you need to.  It's very important they stay lined up.  Sew on the line.  Backstitch at the beginning.
Lay the binding down on the table runner and make sure that it is the exact length needed.

Trim seam allowance to 1/4" and press seam open.

Start sewing binding about 1/2" before the end of your last stitching line.  Backstitch at beginning.  Sew binding down ending about 1/2" after you start sewing onto the stitch line you made when you first started sewing binding on.  Backstitch and cut thread.
Fold binding over to the back side of table runner and secure with pins or clips.  I like my binding to be just above the stitch line made from sewing the binding to the front.  It not only serves as a guide, but it is easier to hand stitch.
If your mitered corners don't look quite right try folding the back corner the opposite direction.
Sew your binding down and enjoy your new table runner.

If you have any questions please leave a comment here or e-mail me. 
Please feel free to share the link to my blog for the tutorial, but please do not use my pictures or copy my tutorial.

Copyright 2013 Angela Tackett

License to sell:  By purchasing/downloading this pattern, I give the original purchaser of this pattern the rights to sell Scrappy Pumpkin table runners made using this pattern.  License to sell includes home based production scale only.  No commercial production allowed.




  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have been looking for a fall project and this fits the bill perfectly. I'm off to dig out my oranges.

    1. You are very welcome Helen. I would love to see your table runner when you finish.

  2. Thank you for sharing this adorable tutorial! I can't wait to make one :)

    1. Thank you Jen. Please send me an e-mail or a link to see your table runner when you finish.

  3. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial!!! You are so kind to share with us. :-)

    1. Thank you Ray. It makes me happy to be able to share projects with everyone.

  4. Love your autumn tablerunner. Can't wait to make several. Thank you so much for sharing your great tutorial.

    1. Thank you Susan. It was a lot of fun to make and to be able to share with everyone. I would love to see your table runners.


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