Here is a reverse-appliqued table runner I made for my house for the winter.
Shown here on a bench because my table is a disaster.
To make this start with a piece of your main fabric (mine was a duponi silk in grey/silver). Back it with Wonder-Under (a double-sided fusible interfacing that is paper-backed so you can fuse one side at a time). On the Wonder-Under, draw your snowflake shapes and then cut them out with sharp scissors.
Remove the paper backing. Carefully place the main fabric on top of your accent fabric (both fabrics have right-side-up. You are fusing the right side of the accent fabric to the back side of the main fabric). Iron to fuse.
Next I sewed a backing fabric on to the runner. I placed my backing fabric on top of the runner, right-sides of my backing fabric touching right-sides of the main fabric. I sewed all the way around, leaving a gap to turn the runner right-side out. I did not include batting, but you could if you wanted a thicker runner.
Once it was right-side out, I did a quilted stippling design.
Yay! I have to say I really love this one.
I have an addiction. I can barely stop myself from quitting everything else and just dedicating myself 100% to making these “quilted” ornaments all day long, every day.
Here’s the tutorial.
These are no-sew and SO FUN. These are my hexies (in that they are addictive hand-work projects that you take everywhere you go).
The "right" side and the "wrong" side of a piece of duponi silk. Some of the ornaments I embellished with the furry selvage edge of the fabric...
Filed under Crafts, Holiday
As I mentioned before, a lot of what’s been going on around here is top secret Santa work, but I did manage to make time to create these two Swoon pillows in shades of green.
Not my most precise work… lots of the points are a little murky. But I really love the colors! I like using apple green in Christmas decor. It looks great with both evergreen and all shades of red and maroon. Now if only I could set aside enough time to make my swoon quilt to really set off the living room. Oh well!
Filed under Holiday, Pillow