You will need:
1 yard of main fabric
15-1/2 x 44 inches of Timtex
(or something similar)
1 yard of fabric for flower yoyos
1/4 yard of green fabric
1/4 yard of yellow for center
Patterns for yoyos can be downloaded from "Links to my patterns" on the right of this page.
Width of the main fabric is the length of the table runner. You will cut two
15-1/2 inch lengths of material. So you will have two fabrics that measures
15-1/2" x 44". Timtex will need to be this size too.
Turn to the right side and work corners to either a point or round out, which ever you chose to do them. Press with a hot iron folding the open area to the inside. Press flat. Stitch all around the edge of the table runner.
If by chance you shorted yourself fabric like I did with the yellow. You can seam it. Just make sure you add a 1/4" seam allowance. When the yoyo is made the seam is hardly noticible.
Arrange the folds so they are going all the same direction and press.
Then arrange the "petals" like in the picture, over-lapping them a bit. Put the yellow in the center. Sew a tacking stitch on the outer edges and where they over of both the petals and center.
Cut 6 of the leaf pattern of the green fabric. To make leaf yoyo you will fold over the edge and take smaller stitches all the way around. You won't be pulling the thread nearly as tight and you will need to work with this shape a bit to get it to look like a leaf.
Place one leaf on one side of the flower and two on the other hole down.
Sew in veins. Sew tacking stitches on either side to hold down.
And here is how it looks on the table!! This is a fun project. I hope you enjoy it!!