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.
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: