1/3 yard of fabric for the top plus a fat quarter for leaves
12" x 45" of stablizer, thick interfacing or Timtex or something similar.
1/3 yard fabric for the back
Fat quarter for pumpkins
Print pattern from the right side under "Links to my Patterns"
Place the backing face down, stablizer, and the top face up.
Now is the time to round out the corners if you want to. You can use a small plate to do this or a template if you have one.
Now set your serger or sewing machine up with decorative thread. I love to use my serger for this because it finishes the edges so nicely. If you are using a sewing machine trim all around so all the layers' edges match. Also set you sewing machine on a wide zig-zag stitch with the stitches close together--satin-stitch. Sew or serge around the edges.
Now cut out the circles, two of each size for the pumpkins and 6 small circles for the stem. Thread a hand needle and do a running stitch all around the circles.
|Fold under about 1/4" on the stems|
Before you knot the thread pull to gather. Before pull too tightly stuff with the stuffing until it is quite full and yet still squishy. Pull the thread fairly snug and tie off.
Arrange and sew pumpkins in place, 3 on opposite corners.
Cut leaf pattern as directed on the pattern out of leaf fabric. An easy way to do this is to fold the fabric in half, wrong sides together with the stabilizer in between. Lay the pattern on top and cut four times.
Put decorative thread in sewing machine and with a narrower satin-stitch sew around. Because of the sharp turns of the leaf it is easier to do this on the sewing machine rather than the serger.
Now put machine on straight-stitch and sew in veins.
Now if you want put metallic thread in your needle on the sewing machine, drop the feed-dogs (or cover them if you can't drop them) and make some free-motion tendrils. I use chalk to mark where I wanted the tendrils to go. You can see the chalk marks very well in this picture!
There you have it! A beautiful table runner for your Thanksgiving table. I hope you enjoy making this project!!