Just in case you missed this, last year I took part in a Halloween sewing blog tour over at GYCT and made this Bargello style reversible table runner. Well, that was a year ago and no doubt there's a lot of new readers here now so here it is in full again.
You know how one thing on Pinterest leads to another sometimes. Well I stumbled across this board on Bargello Quilts and was fascinated. One link lead to another and before you know it husband was home and no dinner was ready. Although I'm by no means a quilter, I wanted to just give this a very basic try so when my Halloween Jelly Roll arrived, I knew what it was destined to become.
Making the Bargello Halloween Table Runner
You will need:
- Moda Eerie Jelly Roll or 2.5 inch strips of Halloween fabrics
- Black for the binding
- Orange, purple or other Halloween color for the reverse
- Black thread
- Optional – quilt basting spray
- Optional – fabric markers – Frixion Pens
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I sewed together 7 x 2.5 inch strips to make a final width of 14 inches. The strips from the jelly roll are the width of fabric – so 44 inches long.
These are the pieces I used, transitioning from light through to dark and then light again. I've also seen some stunning examples with a more abrupt color change as well, so you could even try moving from light to dark and then immediately back to light again for a completely different look
My strips I cut were:
- 2 inches
- and I repeated this pattern until all the width was cut.
How you assemble the strips is up to you, but you should decide which is going to be Piece One, and move that block one position up and down through the pattern as you go. Remember that Piece One can also run off the edge at one side and come back on at the other side too.
Add a plain fabric in a Halloween color for the reverse and quilt with some simple spider webs, a plain binding and you are done!
I had lots of Halloween fabric left over and so I went on to make some matching table mats with a spooky silhouette on the back. You can find the details for these HERE.
Want more inspiration for Halloween sewing? Check out the Pinterest board for some of my favorite ideas.