reverse applique tablerunner {from in between laundry}

by @according2kelly on September 23, 2011

for the entire month of september will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season…

welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season all month long. yep! yep! 30 days of projects. so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is erin, of in between laundry. erin writes…

Hi! I’m Erin from In Between Laundry and I’m super pumped to be a part of
is all about do-able crafts and tutorials, yummy recipes (that my family loves),

free printables, fun and easy gift ideas,
and a healthy dose of our home DIY projects.

Today, I’m sharing my Reverse Applique Table Runner.
It’s not complicated and looks totally impressive. So grab some
faux swede or another heavy fabric that won’t fray,
a pair of good scissors and your hot glue gun.

1. Using a piece of card stock folded twice,
cut out a design (paper-snowflake-style).
2. Determine how long you want your runner to be and trace the unfolded paper design on the fabric.
3. Put the kids in bed, turn on a movie, grab your scissorsand cut that
sucker out. Take your time and work on it little by little.
4. With fabric glue or a hot glue gun, attach your cut-out to another piece of faux suede in a contrasting color.
5. Draw scalloped edges along the bottom piece and cut that out. I recommend applying a third layer to the bottom and cutting it exactly like the second layer to add weight because the scalloped edges tend to roll up.
It turned out so pretty and makes a great gift that’s perfect for year-round
use. You could make one in your loved one’s favorite
colors or in red and white for her Christmas table.
Want another fun gift idea? Check out my printable popcorn bags and homemade candy cane popcorn for a Girls’ Night Out movie-inspired gift.


Thanks again, Kelly! I had such a fun time sharing my project!


for more great ideas be sure to visit erin at her blog in between Llaundry , & follow her every move on facebook, or pinterest.

about erin: She loves to make things, cook eat, read, sew, take pictures, decorate, teach Bible class and blog. She taught high school English for three years until her first son was born. Now, most of her time is spent running the household, playing with her two sweet little boys and helping out with the family business.


baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.


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