Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Show and Tell! Pumpkin Table Runner!

So, here you go! My pumpkin table runner, just in time for Halloween, even Thanksgiving, I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did!


Fabric Requirements!

Two different ORANGE fabrics (for pumpkins): 1/3 yard each
Cream with polka dot (background fabric): 1/4 yard
Light green (pumpkin stem): 1/8 yard
Dark green (Sash and 1st border): 1/4 yard
Brown pumpkin print (2nd border): 1/2 yard
Stripe (binding): 1/3 yard
Backing: 1 1/3 yards
Finished size approximately 18 x 45 inches.

Use a 1/4 inch seam allowance for all seams.


1. Cut out (3) 2 x 44 inch and (3) 1 1/2 x 44 inch strips from each orange fabric.
2. Cut out (1) 2 1/2 x 11 inch rectangle from the light green fabric.
3. Cut out (2) 3 1/2 x 11 inch rectangles from the cream background fabric.
4. Cut out (1) 2 1/2 x 44 inch strip from the cream background fabric, from this strip cut out (16) 2 1/2 inch squares.


Draw a line from corner to corner on the back of each 2 1/2 inch square.


Sew the 2 x 44 inch strips and the 1 1/2 x 44 inch strips together. Press the seams down as shown, the to one side.


Sew the strips together, alternately the 2 and the 1 1/2 inch strips.


Sew the (2) 3 1/2 inch cream rectangles on both sides of the 2 1/2 inch light green rectangle. Press seams.


Cut across horizontally at 2 1/2 inches. Cut out 4.


Take a ruler and find the 60 degree angle, match it up to the straight seams and cut off a triangle on one end of the orange fabric.


Use the line you cut in the previous step to cut out (3) 8 1/2 inch sections.


Cut out (4) 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch rectangles.


Place (4) 2 1/2 inch squares on each edge of the pumpkin rectangle.


Sew along the line you drew on each square.


Leave about a 1/4 inch seam and cut off excess fabric. Press the seams down, then out.


Pin the stem rectangle to the top of the pumpkin block and stitch.


Press seams. The finished block will be approximately 8 1/2 inches.


1. Cut out (4) 1 1/2 x 44 inch dark green strips.
From one strip cut out (3) 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch rectangles.
2. Cut out (3) 4 1/2 x 44 inch brown pumpkin strips for the second border.


Sew the 3 dark green 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch rectangles in between the four pumpkin blocks. Press seams, then sew one dark green strip to each side of the runner. Then use the remaining strip to sew across the top and bottom of the runner. Press seams.


Sew a 4 1/2 inch brown pumpkin strip to each side of the runner. Trim and press.
Cut the remaining strip in half and sew to the top and bottom of the runner. Press.


Congrats on a job well done!


I hope you had fun putting the table runner together, I have a video of my quilting and a binding tutorial so you can finish the whole project in no time. As you can see in the picture above I have two table runners, the orange and green runner has been made for about a year, waiting for me to write up a pattern, but since it's taken so long to get to it I decided to do a tutorial instead.
I feel like I should give away my original table runner! What do you think? All you have to do to enter to win my orange and green pumpkin table runner is to leave a comment. Want more entries? Like 5? (you know the drill) just blog about my tutorial and giveaway. So good luck! I will announce the random winner Friday.

79 comments:

Cindy said...

Ooh, Judi, love this tablerunner. Thank you so much for the tutorial. It really looks like it'll make up fast and easy.

I've blogged about your wonderful give away on my blog, http://sewcindy.blogspot.com/.

Sewing hugs and blessings.

Leslie said...

Hi Judi,
This is a GREAT tutorial....thank you for taking the time to post it! I blogged about your giveaway on my blog, http://contentedinwestlafayette.blogspot.com/
Have a good day!
Leslie

Linda B said...

Thank you so much for sharing this w ith us. I hope I have to finish at least one when I get home.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your on my blog sidebar for the giveaway too...forgot to mention.

Alicia said...

This is super cute! Do you have a kit for sale?

Alicia

PS. In about five minutes I will have blogged about it...

dotti white said...

Judi...thank you! This is a very sweet table runner! I love both of your versions!

Deb said...

I love the oranges! Beautiful table runner! I also posted about your giveaway on my blog here:

http://girottifamily.typepad.com/mountain_musings/2009/10/pumpkin-table-runner.html

Kelly Jackson said...

You make it look so easy. It is very cheerful and I like it....thanks for sharing.

Smiles,
Kelly

Linda T said...

Count me in! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm thinking I might make this for Christmas since those pumpkins can easily be turned into ornaments. Just stitch on a wire hanger for each ornament.

allsewnup said...

Too cute. Don't you just love fall.

:o)
Carolyn

PunkiePie said...

Too cute! Now I need to run out and collect some Halloween/Thanksgiving fabrics so that I can make one too!

PunkiePie said...

Posted!
http://misspunkiepie.blogspot.com/2009/10/pumpkin-table-runner-tutorial.html

Chris said...

Very cute table runner! Thanks for the tutorial, you make it look so easy and quick. Count me in on the drawiing! :) I don't have a blog though so no extra points...:(

Laura said...

Love your table runner. Thanks for the tutorial.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. I love the strip-pieced pumpkins.

Melissa said...

I love this- also I am blogging about it on our sewing blog! (sewmamas.blogspot.com)

Terry said...

Love pumpkins best of all. And I like the idea of changing it to Christmas ornament, too.
Blogged here: http://thendara-telby69.blogspot.com/2009/10/pumpkin-table-runner-tutorial.html

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Great tutorial! I think I can do that! I love how you used so many different fabrics for the pumpkin, supoer cute!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Gosh forgot to tell you how much I love the quilting on the runner!

Sue Cahill said...

Too cute, I really need to make table runners for all the holidays but I never seem to get around to it. It would be so wonderful to win your pumpkin runner.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Heather said...

This is so great!!! I love it - thanks for the tutorial!

lotsawhites said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very cute runner Judi!! I don't know if I have all of the materials necessary to make one, so it would be great to win the one you already made!!

Dawn said...

Darling tablerunner! Great tutorial,thanks for sharing.

jabeybaby said...

What a great tutorial for a super cute runner! I really like the light colored one also.

Susan said...

This is my first time at your blog, and I came because of this runner - I love it! And when I saw the lighter version, I loved it even more. And then . . . I saw that's the one you're giving away! Yay! Thanks for the tutorial!

Carrie P. said...

What a fabulous table runner and tutorial. Thanks. I am here via SewCindy who posted on her blog about your giveaway. Hope you will let me play along.

Lisa said...

I was so excited about your tutorial that I was ordering fabric to make one and telling people about it on my blog ... then i actually read that you are giving one away ... so count me in! YEAH!!

Susan said...
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Sarah said...

I love fall, so I really would love to have that beautiful table runner!

Susan said...

I commented earlier that I had blogged about your giveaway, but forgot to leave a link to that post. So here's my post; sorry about the brain fog!

http://bygrace3.blogspot.com/2009/10/pumpkin-table-runner.html

DeStampin'Corner said...

Wow! Beautiful runner! Thank you for a chance to win. I heard about your blog from Susan over at http://bygrace3.blogspot.com/

Courtepointe said...

Beautiful! I would love to win this runner, as I don't yet have one ready for fall. If I win, I'll be off the hook of making one, and can get started on Christmas runners!

I sure hope to win!
Courtepointe

Margaret said...

I really like this table runner, but I can't imagine having the time to make it this month. So maybe I'll win it!!??!

Melissa said...

Judi, I think you forgot that I'm not a pro... we'll see how far along I get.

C. C. said...

Hi Judy!

What a neat blog you have. I really like quilting, too; and I like your table runner.

C. C.

Rita said...

Great table runner. I love Fall decorations!

DianeH said...

Thanks so much for the great tutorial and for the kindess of giving one of these beautiful runners away.

Barb said...

Love the table runner Judi and thanks for the tutorial....I am going to check out your binding tut now....

arlette said...

Oh geezzzzzzz I'd be really proud to win that cutie, I'll blog about it, later on, but now please count me in right now, lol!!!!

Claudia J said...

I just love fall. It is so beauitful. I am just getting started on sewing.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love your pumpkin table runner!

Thanks for the tutorial.

Tammy C said...

Gorgeous pumkin runner!

Fiesta said...

cute!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Judi, they are so cute, I just love them. Thanks so much for a great tutorial...not to mention a chance to have one. Thanks and Good Luck Everyone!!!

Joe and Julianne said...

Love them!
Pick me!
You do amazing work!!!!!

Jenna Z said...

Wow, thanks for the chance to win! This is gorgeous!

Chris, Kristina, Nathan and....Audrey! said...

What a cute pattern. Thanks for sharing it!

Bet said...

Oh my--how gorgeous. I love your table runner and would love to have it! Thanks for the chance.

Sue said...

I love this pattern! We grow a small patch of pumpkins, so I love them!

email: suewis_quilts at yahoo.com

gracefuldesignscards.com said...

Well-done tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win some of your handi-work.
~Hannah

arlette said...

Ok, ok, ok, I already blogged about it, hope the people only see your tutorial, really interesting by the way, thank you for sharing, I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed because I really loved your extra yummy pumpkin table runner :P

Huskerbabe said...

very lovely and I'll have to try it!

QuiltSue said...

Woohoo, just what I wanted so I'm off to make it today. Course, that doesn't mean I wouldn't love to win yours too!

Wild Sage Lampwork said...

That is sooo pretty and looks easy to do. Thanks for the info. Pam

Kathie said...

I don't normally like orange colors, but I love this table runner! Simply beautiful.

I've posted your giveaway on my blog:
www.kathieskabin.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for a lovely giveaway.

knittingdancer said...

What a beautiful table runner! It reminds of autumn. It's just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving. The directions you gave looks easy to understand.
Thank you for such a great giveaway.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow what a cute table runner. Great to add as a fall decoration. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

Katie Bishop said...

I am going to try this this weekend. What a great tutorial and a great give away!

Mary Burn said...

I love the table runner. How perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Thanks for the tutorial, I will add to my projects to do.

~Miss Sandra~ aka Blackberry Cottage said...

What a talented lady you are. Wow it's so pretty.

Michelle said...

Thank you for the great tutorial. I have made a few tablerunners this year but not one for Halloween.

Can'tstopQuilting said...

Your work is beautiful-
I love your fabric choices.
Thanks a Bunch-PAM

Amy said...

Oh, how CUTE is this?!?! Maybe one day I'll be able to attempt one of these. It's just difficult with a 5 month old and all the other projects that need to be done around here! :)

This is definitely an inspiration -- knowing it can actually be MADE instead of going to buy one, like usual!

Thanks for a fun giveaway! :)
Amy

amy.frahm (at) gmx (dot) com

Kim said...

I love fall and would be so excited to have the table runner as part of my fall decor.

Barb said...

I love it--would be wonderful to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

Grandma Rich said...

I wanted to tell how absolutely adorable the pink and blue baby quilts are! I love the quilting you did on them. My little twin grandbabies will be the lucky recipients of them. Kathy is my sister! Lucky me!

By the way, it is great to have a boy and girl all at once. Just wish they lived here in Utah and not in Missouri.

I love your blog and your quilts, quilting and etc.

Sincerely,

Jana Richrdson

Martha said...

Beautiful!! Great tutorial that I think would be a good project for me to start with - and I would have just the spot to display this beautiful Punkin' Runner!! Thanks

jorice47 said...

This put a great big smile on my face when I opened my email this morning. So cute!

Joanne Rice

Carol said...

Beautiful tutorial and table runner. I would love to make one for the kitchen table, and one for the coffee table too.
Carol in Delaware

amilkiwae said...

cute, cute cute, great tutorial, will be making one soon. thanks

Sharon said...

Great Tutorial I love pumpkins and I can't wait to start the table runner

Sharon said...

Great tutorial I can't wait to start this table runner. I love you blog You make it look so easy thank you very much

Gloria said...

I hope to find the time to make this great runner. So very cute!!

C Smith said...

This is a really cute table runner!! Loved your tutorial--great job. Thank you for sharing your talent! Cindy in Virginia

Grammy's Quilting Studio said...

The pumpkin table runner is adorable and your tut is so easy to comprehend. Thanks for the giveaway. I will go to my blog and sometime today and see what I can do there, still new to the blogging site, but trying to learn between finishing up UFO's. Bless you.
Mona in Melbourne

thequiltedcat said...

What an adorable pumpkin table runner! This will be a great home accent all season long.

JoAnne Christensen said...

I can't WAIT to make this! Although I wouldn't mind winning one either ;)

Deborah Lancaster said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is just absolutely adorable...I love it and think this would make fabulous holiday gifts...You are very creative and I also think the idea of a Christmas ornament would work beautifully too. Thanks so much for sharing..deb