Spider Web Table Runner

I love decorating for the holidays!  All the better when I can make the decorations myself.

I had cut out the black pleather spider-web shapes and border last year, but didn’t get a chance to assemble the whole runner.  I happily discovered the half-complete project in my bin of decorations and eagerly pieced everything together.

The black is all one-piece, cut out from a bolt of black pleather fabric**.  Pleather just gives off a nice Halloween vibe, doesn’t it?  I pinned the black on top of some gray Quilter’s Linen and simply zig-zag stitched the edges as a means of raw-edge appliqué.  Then I sewed the backing fabric to the front, right-sides-together, leaving a gap where I could flip everything right-side-out.  Then I top-stitched around the edge to close the gap and help the runner lay flat.

What? Your house isn't littered with dinosaurs?

The backing is two strips of black flanking a strip of gray ombre.

**Here are my tips on drawing spider-web shapes for this runner:

Mark where you want your web intersections

Draw five or six lines, meeting at the dots

Draw concave arcs connecting all or just some of the lines


Filed under Crafts, Holiday

2 responses to “Spider Web Table Runner

  1. Natalie

    Jenna, this is awesome! I’m glad you shared how you made it, I was wondering how you did it!

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