Tutorial: Carrot Table Runner
- 15 strips of orange fabric that measure 3" x 22"
- 1 piece of green scrap fabric that measures approximately 18" x 18"
- 1 piece of batting measuring 26" x 42"
- 1 piece of backing fabric measuring 27" x 43"
- 4 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 42" for binding
Step 1: Sew your orange strips together
You'll begin by sewing all of your 3" x 22" strips together using 1/4" seams. I like to press all of my seams open.
Step 2: Quilt your table runner
Next, create your quilt sandwich by placing your backing fabric wrong side up, place your batting on top, and then your table runner right side up. Quilt as desired.
I quilted mine with a very simple stitch in the ditch of all of the strips.
Step 3: Create your carrot shape
After your table runner is quilted, trim off the excess backing and batting to make it easier to work with. Then, using a marker that is easy to see, but washable, draw the outline of your carrot shape and then cut on your marked line.
Step 4: Bind your table runner
Next, make your binding and bind your table runner as desired, going slow and careful around the curves. I decided to machine bind my table runner using some left over binding scraps from recents quilts I've made.
Step 5: Create your carrot top
Take your green scrap fabric and fold in half, right sides together. Then, using your marker, draw your carrot top shape. You can use the picture below as a guide. I'm not the best at drawing, so I started with a half circle and then added a dip in the middle :)
Then sew on your drawn line, leaving the bottom open to turn right side out.
Once sewn, turn right side out through the bottom you left open and press.
Step 5: Attach your carrot top
Next take your carrot top that has been turned right side out and align it with the top to your carrot. Have the raw edge of your carrot top just inside the binding as the picture shows below and stitch across your carrot top.
Next, flip your carrot top over your stitched line so that the carrot top is in the correct position and stitch again over where your carrot top attaches. This stitch will keep the carrot top in its correct position.
Step 6: Enjoy your new table runner!
Hooray! Your new table runner is finished and ready to be used and enjoyed. I hope you had fun making it :)