I have been doing so much summer sewing with this new fabric collection by Adorn it called Flamingo Fever. With its bright colors and tropical feel, Flamingo Fever is perfect for fun summer clothes, beach bags, table cloths, decorations, etc. I even saw someone make some ADORABLE shoes with this fabric (I am going to try that, for sure).
Part of the Flamingo Fever line includes a pretty amazing fabric panel that I couldn’t wait to use. I thought it would be cool to make a summer table runner using the panel images. I am all for quick and easy projects and this Summer Table Runner definitely fits that category. Supply List:
- Flamingo Fever fabric panel by ADORNit
- 1 yd Flamingo Fever Majestic – Teal (border & backing)
- 1/4 yd Flamingo Fever Jumbo Stripe – Black
- 1/4 yd Flamingo Fever Burnish -Watermelon
- 1/4 yd Flamingo Fever Mini Gingham – Watermelon (binding)
- batting (I used fusible fleece)
Step #1: Cut the Panel
Cut the panel images to 4×6 inches each. I used 5 panel pieces for this table runner. I saved one of the pieces for another project that I will share later. 😉Step #2: Cut the Black & White Stripes
Cut 10 1×7 inch strips from the Black & White Stripe fabric for the sides of the panel images and 10 4″ x 3/4″ for the top and bottom of the panel images. NOTE: Make sure the stripes are running up and down rather than side to side.
Step #3: Sew Black & White Borders
Starting with the top and bottom pieces, place a 4″ x 3/4″ piece at the bottom of each panel image, right sides together. Using 1/4″ seam, sew along the bottom edge and press open with hot iron. Do the same thing to the top of the panel images. Next, place a 1×7 inch piece on either side of the panel, right sides together. Sew it together and press open.
Make sure your finished panel with border measures 5×7 inches. Step #4: Cut and sew the Watermelon Burnish fabric
Cut four 1 1/2″ x 7″ strips from the Watermelon Burnish fabric. Lay out your panel pieces the way you want them. Sew a Watermelon Burnish strip in between each one with 1/4″ seam on each side.
Make sure you table runner is lining up straight. It should measure 7×29 inches…so far.
Step #5: Cut and sew Majestic Teal border
Cut 2 strips for the top and bottom of the table runner at 3 1/2 x 29 inches and then cut 2 strips for the sides of the table runner at 3 1/2 x 14 inches.
With right sides together and using 1/4″ seam, sew the bottom and the top border strips to the table runner. Next, attach the sides of the border the same way.
Iron the borders open and make sure the finished table runner measures 13 1/4″ x 35 1/4″ by cutting off any excess.
Step #6: Add Majestic Teal backing
Cut Majestic Teal backing and batting (fusible fleece) to the size of your finished table runner: 13 1/4″ x 35 1/4″.
Iron your table runner to the fusible side of the fleece or use a temporary fabric adhesive spray. Attach the backing by ironing it and then pinning the HECK OUT OF IT…or use the adhesive spray again.
Next, quilt it to your heart’s content. I decided to use a black thread on top and a teal bobbin thread and sew around all the border edges.
Step #7: Bind the table runner
Using the Watermelon Mini Gingham fabric, cut the binding 2 1/2″ and make sure it surrounds the table runner. Rather than explain this process, check out the ADORNit Girls YouTube channel for a great tutorial on the binding process.Seriously, I LOVE this Flamingo Fever fabric line. I am so thrilled with how my summer table runner turned out; maybe I will make another one.
Remember that 6th panel image I set aside for another project? Head over to my Instagram account for a sneak peek of my next tutorial. 😉