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Summertime Table Runner

Use the flip-and-sew method to make this watermelon table runner.

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Finish Table Runner


1. Use solid red binding strip to bind straight edge of table runner.

2. Using diagonal seams, sew together solid white 1-inch-wide bias strips to make a 50-inch-long strip.

3. In same manner, join green print 1-1/4-inch-wide bias strips to make a 50-inch-long strip.

4. Sew together solid white and green print bias strips along one long edge to make a pieced binding strip. Press seam toward green print strip. Fold under each short end of pieced binding strip 1/2 inch; press.

5. On back side of table runner, align green edge of pieced binding strip with table runner's curved raw edge. Sew binding to table runner, easing in a little extra fabric around curves. Turn pieced binding to right side of table runner and turn under raw edge 1/4 inch, leaving a small band of solid white showing (Diagram 4). Hand-stitch binding in place.

6. Referring to photograph for placement, hand-sew buttons on table runner.

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