Monday, September 12, 2011

Stretched 9 Patch Crafty Halloweeen Table Runner

Remember these unfinished blocks?
Well I managed to sew and assemble them into a top this weekend.
I set them 3x5.
I intended to layer, quilt and bind this runner...
and then....

This is the back of the top.
{keeping it real}
Yes I pressed the seams.
No they wouldn't stay 'put' and kept popping back up.
I have never experience this with a quilt top.
I was kind of frustrated by this.
I suppose it could be the size of the pieces finishing 1 1/4" X 2 1/4" or blocks?

Anyhow, I decided not to use batting for this project.
So I changed it to a Crafty 9-patch Halloween Runner (it's not a quilt without 3 layers).

 I laid it right sides together with my backing,
stitched around the outside edge 1/4" and trimmed it.


I turned it right side out and top stitched the edge 1/4 and 1/8
of an inch to close the opening and finish.

And there you go... a cozy little place for my Raggedy Annies to sit.
It satisfied my need to create, make a runner for this lonely table, and do it quickly!!
I'd say it was a successful weekend.


Julie said...

Very cute! I have quite a few Halloween prints sitting around here. Hmmmm.....

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I like it. Simple and quick!

Vickie said...

Very Hallowenny! I really like it!
Your Annies are adorable!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What the heck is up with those seams? I use my iron on the steam setting and go crazy on my seams. I wonder why yours wouldn't behave. Interesting!

What a darling little runner though, and so cute on that table with your little dolls!


Linda said...

That is great! So perfect for the season!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your tablerunner turned out really cute! Great stretched 9 patch.

AnnieO said...

Darling with the Annies on it! What a sweet vignette the little runner anchors :)

I would have used lots of spritzes from my spray bottle to try to tame this, but your solution is just fine!

greelyrita said...

I really like the plaid aspect! Very, very nice. You must have tried steam, right?

Annette said...

That is really cute!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Very cute and I see some cute little Annies'. Did you get those from Nicole??

Vesuviusmama said...

Definitely a success!

Wendy said...

That is a great idea and quick for a short season. I have some Halloween fabric I could use.