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InstructionsI found patterns that were more like what I actually did after I'd made this one, but this is the pattern that I used.
I did strips for the center runner - 4" for cream, finished and 1" each finished for the pink. The runner ended up being 41" long, as I used width of fabric, as the pattern did. Doesn't need to be this length, though.
I sewed the ribbon on for a more ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Holiday, Victorian / Steampunk, Retro / Vintage
fabric, ribbon, low loft fusible fleece
What was your inspiration?
I made a Christmas runner like this in a class at a local fabric shop. It made this beginner look good! I gave it to my Mom and she raved, so I decided to make her a Valentines one.
I couldn't find any fabric that I liked. I wandered around the fabric shop looking for any fabric that might work before I gave up and moved on to an Easter runner!
I saw this turquoise fabric and was in love.
It looked just like an old time valentine card to me. After torturing the helpful sales staff for an hour looking for matching fabric, we settled on this combination.
My mom will love it! She has lots of Victorian style things, so this may stay out all year.
What are you most proud of?
I'm most proud that I was actually able to make the runner turn out as I envisioned it. I'm also proud that I bought the fabric on Monday, sewed it on Wednesday and mailed it on Friday! A personal turn-around record.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Find a pattern that's like what you are going to make! I couldn't find the directions for the one I made in class, so I settled for the FL Extension one. It doesn't use the fusible, so I just added it as I thought best at the time.
Fuse to the unstripped fabric! My seams got folded over in a few spots, so the front of the strips don't lay perfectly.