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Tutorial: Carrot Table Runner

Carrot Table Runner Tutorial by Nollie + Bean
  
I started this table runner over 2 years ago and finally finished it up this year!  It turned out pretty cute so I decided to type up a tutorial to make your own carrot table runner for Easter or Spring :)
  
First, gather up your supplies!  You'll need:
  • 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.

Carrot Table Runner Tutorial by Nollie + Bean

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.

Carrot Table Runner Tutorial by Nollie + Bean

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 :)

Carrot Table Runner Tutorial by Nollie + Bean

Then sew on your drawn line, leaving the bottom open to turn right side out.

Carrot Table Runner Tutorial by Nollie + Bean

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.

Carrot Table Runner Tutorial by Nollie + Bean

Carrot Table Runner Tutorial by Nollie + Bean

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.

Carrot Table Runner Tutorial by Nollie + Bean

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 :)

Carrot Table Runner Tutorial by Nollie + Bean

Questions?  Comments?  I love to hear from you!  
     
Xoxo ~Jenni

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