Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cowboy Table Runner

Here this is again.  Well, I got this crazy idea to enter a competition...a sewing competition.  It is over here.  It is called "Sew-vivor".  I entered this sewing project that I made.  We will see how this goes.  Next week they will post the Top 10.  I know, crazy, but a whole lotta fun.

This was something I made for my family reunion auction.  A little complicated but totally doable.  First, I found pictures that I printed off the internet in the size I wanted.  I then pinned them to a piece of white fabric and started cutting the outline.  I had to be careful on the small pieces to make sure I didn't cut them off.   I put wonder under on the appliques and ironed them on and then zig zagged around each piece.  Then I found red cowboy fabric in my sisters stash and made a border and a back.  I put a thin layer of batting between and pinned it all around.  I used my machine to do the stitching.  It was fun, but definitely my first time, and you can tell so don't look too close.  When I was done with that, I used bias tape for the binding.  Mostly because I was in a hurry.  But then I had to do it twice cause the first time didn't work to good, so I might as well have used my own bias tape.  Oh well, you live and learn right.  I really liked how it turned out.  It took a long time and only sold for $6.  Definitely worth more,  but it's a family thing, so I can't complain.









9 comments:

  1. I am a new follower from Tag Along Tuesday and I love the runner - Should have been $60! Stop by when you can and see me too.

    http://bellycharms.blogspot.com

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  2. I am now following you thanks to Tuesday Tag-Along!It would be nice if you could share back the love on my blog! Also if you need any help tweaking your blog or easy HTML tips, i have some new ones up today! Happy Tuesday!

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  3. Hey, I'm a new follower. You are so talented. I love those cinnamon chip zucchini breads, can't wait to try!

    www.aspiringmillionaire.com
    www.savvymumma.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the table runner!
    I'm your newest follower from Tuesday TagAlong!
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn
    http://www.thecraftbarn-ny.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the runner! I am your newest follower from the Tag Along Tuesday

    Hope you can stop by and visit my blog!
    http://shining2save.com

    Have a great day!
    Kari

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  6. Love anything cowboy and quilting, and you have combined both! Love it. I wish I was there, I would have scooped it up in a blink.

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  7. Love the cowboys! The runner, not the team. Very cute sillouhette.

    I'm on a Tuesday Tag Along.

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!

    Lisa
    www.popcornserveddaily.com

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  8. Hey There! :)

    I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag Along!

    I hope you'll stop by and follow me too.

    -Amanda T
    http://mylifewithratsandmore.blogspot.com

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  9. These are just darling! My sister has a red and black "cowboy" themed kitchen- this would be a perfect project for her (although I can't imagine how long it must have taken you!) Great project!

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