I made a new runner with the beautiful fabric my dear friend Ninu gifted me when i was in India.
This is an upholstery weight fabric, so i decided to finish it using mitered corner technique.
It was a quick project and i would suggest this method works fine with any heavy fabric.
This is going to be a perfect easy beginner project
for anyone who is using the sewing machine for the first time,
for anyone who is still hanging on in their comfort zone,
but still want to make something to decorate your home for Christmas.
come on …try it out..
This technique is not my invention, and you can find many similar tutorials…
But i will try and explain it to you with few pictures, how i did it.
Here comes the picture tutorial…
All images are clickable for better view..
Finished size of this table runner is L67”xW15”…
You can choose the fabric size according to the finished size that you need.
It is just a simple mathematics, add 4” to the length and 2” to the width.
Hemmed edge of a heavy fabric can be bulky,
so It will be nice if you can overcast it, or a simple zigzag stitch would be fine.
Fold the fabric length wise, keep a ruler at the fold and measure 45 degree and cut it..
open it, you will get triangle edges at the width and it will look like this
do this to both width side edges and we are ready to start …
keep your ruler handy, now I'm going to talk to you in geometry..
Don’t worry if you were scared of geometry in school…here it is just going to be drawing…no use of numbers for angle..
draw 2” width line at the triangle edges..like in the pictures below..
now the triangle edge will look like this
Now draw an intersecting line at the point 2 lines join…like this
now draw another line thru the intersecting point of these 3 lines…like this
Hope you got the idea…we did all these drawings to find this intersection..
relax..no more geometry..
Now we are going to fold the runner length wise with the right side inside..like this
Finish of this drawing steps for both triangle edges of the runner,
and take it to the sewing machine.
We need to sew on the 3rd line that we drew..the line parallel to the ruler..
now leave a 1/4” seam allowance and cut the edge..
that’s it..do the same on both triangle edges…
and clip at the fold to open the seam..
this is the time for you to attach the tassel if you are planning to use it
insert the tassel string thru this corner from the right side of the fabric..
(sorry my pics don’t have tassel, because i did a smaller version of it with a pom pom which i fixed at the end)
Ok..now bring the right side out..it will look like this..
Iron it to make the clean fold..
hope you are doing both edges together..
now fold the side ( both sides) like the below image
…to carry this fold evenly, i prefer to draw a line like this..
ok…iron the fold, pin it if needed..take it to the machine..
and sew all around at a shot…
make sure your bobbin has perfectly matching thread to the fabric..
it is going to show off..
or use a contrast one if you want to give that effect..
i would prefer a perfectly matching thread…
That’s it…you finished making the runner
this is the one I made with a pompom..it is cute …right..
It is a smaller version of the runner …planning to use it as a table topper..
It is easy right…
Please let me know the feedback..
Thank you so much for stopping by..
Until next time…
Have a nice day…nima