Friday, May 13, 2011

Table runner tutorial

Today I gathered some pieces of lace not long enough to use for my baby crafts and stitched them together, each about 40 cm. long, you can cut them longer or shorter, it will still look nice. 

Lay all the strips of lace down until you are happy with the arrangement. 
Place the lace, one cm. over the other and straight stitch them together,
continue till the length you need for your table, dresser or a small one for your tray.

Take measurements to see if it is still straight, if not, trim the edges.
Now choose a different trim for the sides and zigzag stitch the ends.

I gathered two layers of lace at the long ends and hid the hems with trims.
The runner will still look nice without the gathered lace. 

I think I found the perfect place for it.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Today I am joining in with  Show and Tell Friday
                                            Feathered Nest Friday
                                          and  Vintage Inspiration Friday


  1. That would even make a great scarf. Love it.

  2. Very pretty, great idea! I need to spend more time looking at your beautiful blog. I'm your newest folower.

  3. Beautiful!!!!!!! I LOVE all the lace! Thanks for sharing! Charlene

  4. Where do you find that amazing lace?

  5. Hola Angela, great finding you from Brenda´s vintage inspiration friday and have seen your work and fell in love with all Angela´s laces!!!! Gorgeous!!!
    hugs from Chile

  6. So glad I found your blog, it is beautiful. Hope you will visit me too. Love your table runner. Just beautiful.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. So beautiful~ It's just perfect!Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  9. Gorgeous! Love how you display on your wire dress-form.

  10. Beautiful runner but I think it would look gorgeous wearing it as a scarf like you dress form suggests!