Welcome to week two of the Spooky Delights Table Runner Sew Along with the Fat Quarter Shop!
This week I will be sharing my progress and the link to the first half of the pattern.
Fat Quarter Shop decided to release this pattern over a three week period of time so that everyone would sew at the same pace. I think it’s a really neat idea.
This week’s section, which you can find here, is all about the assembly of the pumpkins and appliqueing the bat and moon on.
The pumpkin assemble was very straight forward and well written. I kind of regret using the fabric I did, since it was hard to get all those little plus signs lined up, but in the end decided to keep them. those crooked plus signs will give it personality.
For the applique pieces, it says attach them in whatever manner you like. I went for a lightweight double sided fusible interfacing, which I adhered to the fabric first. Then I used basting spray to temporarily attach the paper templates (that come with the pattern) to the the paper on the back of the interfacing before cutting it all out. Then I removed the paper backing, and using a dry iron, I attached them to the large middle block on the table runner.
I technically could have just left them be since I plan on doing some heavier quilting, but I decided to go that next step and do a blanket stitch around each piece.
I used slightly contrasting thread so it stood out a little. I feel like blanket stitches sometimes look messy if they are the same color as the fabric. It may just be me though.
I really think my favorite part so far is the fussy cut trick or treating kids I was able to put in the doorways!
I can’t wait until I can share the finished runner with you! I stepped outside my comfort zone yet again with this project, and now I’ll finally have some Halloween decor that I actually made!!
Make sure to stop back by next week to see all the pretty finished photos! Also please go visit the Fat Quarter Shop’s blog to see all of the other table runners everyone else is making.
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