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Don’t you just love how a table runner just dresses up a table, sideboard or even a coffee table. I have a selection on hand that I use to change up the decor, and they are so easy to make, especially when you use this turn through design.
I made these table runner using fat quarters but you can use fabric from your stash. There is such a great range of Christmas fabric available, in fact I found it hard to choose just one bundle of fat quarters.And of course you don’t have to just use this technique for Christmas table runners, it would look just a lovely in fall or summer colours, or in a nursery fabric for a child’s dressing table.
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What You Need:
Need a table runner? Do you need it right now? Well this is the tutorial for you. This is super quick and easy to make and involves just one piece of fabric. Perfect for that special occasion like Christmas, Halloween or Thanksgiving.
To make this table runner you’ll need just one piece of fabric. We recommend a sturdier type of fabric, something like you would find in the furnishing section of your fabric store. Having said that however, we did successfully make one of these using quilting fabric, it’s just not going to be as sturdy, but hey, this is a last minute table runner and it will still look great on your table top.
How to Work Out the Fabric Size for your Table Runner
To work out what size that piece of fabric needs to be cut at, work out how wide and long you want the table runner to be. For example, in the video tutorial, we chose 15″ as the width and we decided to go with a length that pretty much measured the width of the fabric which was around 63″. So we settled on a finished size of 15″ x 60″.
Once we have the measurements, we need to multiply the width by 2″ and add 1″ for the seam allowance. For the length we just need to add a 1″.
Here are our calculations for a finished 15″ x 60″ table runner.
For the width – (15″ x 2) + 1″ = 31″
For the length – (60″ + 1″) = 61″
So now we need to cut our piece of fabric at 31″ x 61″.
Here’s another example for a 16″ x 40″ table runner
For the width – (16″ x 2) + 1″ = 33″
For the length – (40″ + 1″) = 41″
So we need to cut our piece of fabric at 33″ x 41″
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With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the time to start creating and with this tutorial, you will be able to make a cute little corner pop-up card that you can embellish in so many different ways to make it unique to you.
In the video below, we take you through the process of creating the card template using ScanNCut Canvas and it’s actually pretty easy. Once the template is created, you can use it again and again for all sorts of different occasions.
What You Will Need
You can access ScanNCut Canvas here.
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We love ‘quick and easy’ sewing projects and this one certainly fits the bill. This placemat goes together with just a few strips of fabric (you can use jelly roll strips) and some backing fabric. This is a great one to use for special holidays like Halloween or Christmas by simply changing up the fabric.
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What You Will Need
How many times have you been looking for a pretty card for that special friend or family member and just can’t seem to get the right one? Well we have a number of card and envelope templates available in our store that are sure to help you out. But here is one that is sure to get that WOW response and we have provided a free tutorial to show you how to create it using ScanNCut Canvas.
There are a lot of videos on YouTube on how to make these types of cards, but we have gone one step further and converted the pattern to Brother ScanNCut cutting files. After all why fiddle around cutting out bits of paper with scissors when you have your ScanNcut to do it for you. And we all know it does a fantastic job of cutting out your shapes, neatly and cleanly.
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This video shows you how to create the template fcm file for the Blooming card in ScanNCut Canvas.
Products used in this tutorial:
More detail on how to assemble the card:
Once you have folded the petals as shown in the video: