In today’s post we’re going to step away from the sewing machine and have some fun making a hand quilted table runner using wool felt, zippers, rick rack and embroidery thread! This table runner is so bright and unique that all your friends will rave about it!
6 colors wool felt, orange, green, pink, blue, white and gray
1 fat quarter of light gray fabric
DMC embroidery floss, bright colors to match felt
Rick Rack, ½ yard green
3 zippers, green
Begin by cutting the zippers apart, bring tab to end of zipper and cut so you have two halves of the zipper. These are going to be stems for your flowers.
Start pinning zippers down as stems, cutting some in pieces for shoots coming out of the stems for flowers to go on.
Taking 2 strands of green DMC embroidery threads, stitch down the zipper stems using a running stitch.
Cut various sized circles out of the wool felt.
Here’s where you get to have some fun! Layer the circles in a pleasing manner, stacking one two or three high and place at the end of the zipper stems and pin to hold.
Using the DMC embroidery threads, begin doing some embroidery on the flowers to secure. I used two strands. You can do a simple running stitch or different types of stitching such as the blanket stitch around some of the flowers. Be creative, not only with your stitches but with the colors of the threads! Give the flowers some punch with bright colors!
Stay tuned tomorrow as we add rick rack grass and stitch the background!