Watch the video tutorial below or scroll down for the written instructions
TOOLS USED IN THIS TUTORIAL
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- Creative Grids Ruler 8½” x 24½”
- Olfa 24″ x 36″ double-sided healing mat
- Olfa 60mm rotary cutter
- Oliso Iron
- Gutermann Sew-All thread
What You Need
7 x 2½” strips. You can use jellyroll strips if you find a nice Halloween one. Fabric.com have some awesome Halloween fabrics.
- Lay out the strips in the order that you like them.
- Cut off the selvages.
- Place one strip on top of another and sew together with a ¼” seam.
- Keep adding and sewing one strip at a time until all the strips are joined.
- Trim the top and the bottom edge.
- Cut your batting and backing fabric to match the size of your main piece. We simply lay the finished top piece on top of the batting and cut around the edges. Pin or adhesive spray the batting to the main piece to stabilise it.
- Now cut the backing to match the main piece.
- Place the top and the backing right sides together and leaving a 4″ opening on one side, sew around the edge with a ¼” seam.
- Clip the corners and cut away some of the bulk at the corners taking care not to clip your stitching.
- Turn the runner through the 4″ opening.
- Press, especially the opening seams.
- Topstitch around the edge, I generally topstitch in 1/8″, but you can do 1/16th or even ¼”, there are no hard and fast rules.
- Quilt by ditch stitching – sew between the seam stitching lines in each row
So there you have it. Super quick, super easy.