Com­ing Up Flow­ers

Ta­ble Run­ner

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­sign by Carol Zent­graf

Cre­ate a table­top gar­den with this pretty run­ner made from wool felt. Th­ese wool-felt flow­ers are “sew” easy to grow, you’ll have the gar­den of your dreams in no time.

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

Fin­ished size 15 x 72 inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• 36-inch-wide wool felt

• 2 yards each pis­ta­chio ice cream and white

• 1/2 yard each lemon, cot­ton candy, English rose, mul­berry, robin’s egg, peri­win­kle, Nor­we­gian blue and char­treuse

• Per­ma­nent fab­ric ad­he­sive

• Ba­sic sewing sup­plies and equip­ment

Cut­ting From pis­ta­chio ice cream felt:

• Cut two 31/2 x 72-inch strips for side bor­ders.

• Cut two 31/2 x 15-inch strips for end bor­ders.

From white felt:

• Cut one 9 x 66-inch rec­tan­gle for cen­ter.

From lemon, cot­ton candy, English rose, mul­berry, robin’s egg, peri­win­kle and Nor­we­gian blue:

• Use flower pat­tern pro­vided to cut 10 flow­ers from each color.

From char­treuse felt:

• Use the leaf pat­tern pro­vided to cut 90–100 leaves.

As­sem­bly

Use 1/2-inch seam al­lowances.

1. Cen­ter and sew side bor­der strips to long edges of cen­ter panel, be­gin­ning and end­ing 1/2 inch from cor­ners (Fig­ure 1).

2. Sew end bor­der strips to short edges of cen­ter–bor­der unit in same man­ner.

3. To miter bor­der strips at each cor­ner, fold the cor­ner with right sides to­gether and the strip ends even; pin to­gether. Mark a line from the outer cor­ner of the strip end to the stitch­ing line (Fig­ure 2). Stitch along the line; trim the ex­cess felt 1/2 inch from the stitch­ing. Press all seams open.

4. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3, shape each flower by fold­ing in half and then fold­ing in each side, over­lap­ping slightly. Zigzag-stitch across the base of the folded flower to se­cure.

5. Ap­ply a thin layer of fab­ric ad­he­sive to the lower half of one leaf and wrap it around the base of a flower, cov­er­ing the flower end. Hold tightly for sev­eral sec­onds un­til se­curely at­tached. Re­peat for each leaf and each flower. Ran­domly add a se­cond leaf to sev­eral flow­ers of each color.

6. Re­fer­ring to photo for place­ment, ar­range and glue flow­ers with leaves around the ta­ble run­ner bor­der as de­sired.

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