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"Boo"tacular Halloween Quilty Goodness


Remember about a month or so ago when I asked you what you'd want to make if you could attend a witchy quilt workshop & you all gave me great ideas.  Well, here's what I came up with.  It has 3 uses, well, kinda.  The first is a pieced table runner.  Flip it over & it's another tablerunner.  And finally, fold one edge where the green meets the snowball blocks over a pretty hanger,  & it's a door banner. 


Tada!  Whatcha think?  I don't have it quilted yet but the backing is all one piece of a halloween print. 

As for the hanger, if you don't have pretty hanger, you can take a dowel, cut it a couple of inches wider on both sides than the width of the runner.  Tie a  20" to 28" length of raffia to both ends of the dowel & voila, you have a rustic looking hanger.  :D

As soon as I get it finished & get a little extra time, I'm gonna make a tutorial if anyone wants to make one.  I'm also working on a couple of trick or treat bags that I hope we'll have time to do during the witchy workshop.


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lunaneela
Jul. 22nd, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
It's cute! I really like how the colors are different than the traditional orange, black, and purple.
hermione_jean
Jul. 23rd, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Thanks! We got this really cute Halloween collection in about a month ago & I thought it'd be perfect for this.
astrid82
Jul. 22nd, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
It looks very nice!

I didn't comment on your first post about this class you are having (since I read it way after the post was made) but making table runners is something I would really enjoy in a class. We don't have a very big apartment, and the walls are pretty much covered (or at least as covered as they can be without looking too messy) but table runners are easy to use :-) And since I haven't done much quilting yet, I like making table runners since they have a size which makes them a lot easier to handle under the sewing machine.
hermione_jean
Jul. 23rd, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
That's a great point. I never thought about what kind of room people have for these kind of things. I'll keep that in mind when we schedule classes.

You totally right about it being easier to handle in a sewing machine. It'd quilt up fairly quickly. :D
astrid82
Jul. 23rd, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
I think it's a lot more motivating to make something I know I will use, and not something pretty which most likely will end up in a drawer :-)
calypsobard
Jul. 22nd, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
you are so creative!!! That is wicked awesome
hermione_jean
Jul. 23rd, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! I think it turned out fantastic!
ofenjen
Jul. 22nd, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
Ironically enough, I'm also working on a Halloween table runner. Yours is very nice!
hermione_jean
Jul. 23rd, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
Great minds! And I showed that other tablerunner pattern you emailed me to Robin. She loved it & said that we needed to order some rick rack. :D I can't wait to see what you come up with. No doubt it'll be brilliant!
ofenjen
Jul. 23rd, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC)
Sending you a sneak peak...
craftylilthing
Jul. 22nd, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
That is awesome! I would love to make one. Can't wait to see your tutorial.
hermione_jean
Jul. 23rd, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll probably wait to do the tute until I get it quilted so I can get a good pic & show you how to make it into a door banner. I'm also gonna show how to make the raffia hanger. I think it'll look wonderful with it. :D
jennifleur
Jul. 22nd, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Pictures won't load for me. =(
hermione_jean
Jul. 23rd, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
Oh noes! Well if everyone else can see it, I don't know how to change it where you can. Wait, how about if I link to my flickr page & you can see it there. Here, try this.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hermionejean/4817055534/
hp5freak
Jul. 24th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
very cute!!!

*loves*
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