Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nature Party Table Runner

I used my Silohuette Cameo to make many of the items for my son's recent nature themed birthday party. One of my favorite projects is the table runner pictured below.

The boys are playing "guess how many critters are in the jar."
 Since its a bit hard to see the runner with all of the party decorations on top of it, I took a couple of pictures of it at home to share with you. 

I used basic quilting techniques to trim the green fabric with the brown and chevron fabrics. If you have never sewn something like this before, this is an easy to follow tutorial.  If you are not a sewer, you could use seam tape to hem the edges of your runner. Although the fabric border looks nice, its not necessary. You do not need to know how to sew to apply the animal tracks. You will need a Silhouette Cameo or similar product. Before cutting the tracks out of brown fabric with my Silhouette,  I ironed Heat'n Bond Ultra Hold to the back of it. I left the paper backing on while cutting. 

After cutting I peeled the Heat n'bond paper backing off and ironed the prints on to the runner. That's it. It was super easy and the kids loved trying to identify the tracks (deer, bear, bird, and raccoon).  

If you love this runner, but don't feel like or have the tools to make your own, you can purchase this one via my Etsy shop

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