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

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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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