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Fall Leaves Table Runner

I do love our beautiful leaves in the fall; as the leaves started turning into golds, oranges and yellows, I wanted to capture the color for a fall table runner.  Debbie lives on a beautiful acreage filled with yummy sumacs, oaks and maples.  She gathered these beautiful leaves on a cool, crisp autumn morning just as mother nature began bursting into fall.  

Here is a quick and easy fun way to make a fall or winter table runner.  First off, take a walk and gather your leaves.  You can use almost any type of leaf, the big red one is from a hydrangea. 

Pick your fabrics.  I choose Moda’s toweling, that way you can make it what ever size you want.  You will have to hem both the ends, a little whip stitch works just fine.  Paintbursh Studio from Fabri-Quilt has some great Marbles.  Don’t you see the leaves just popping out of the fabric?

 

 To make the pattern, simply lay the leaves color side down on a scanner, cover with a sheet of white printer paper  and print.    You can also scan into your computer.  I use Word to print a mirror image to reverse the applique pattern.    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have your pattern; trace to fusible webbing (of course I wouldn’t use anything but Soft Fuse, it’s wonderful).  Cut out your leaves, arrange on your table runner, press and applique using your favorite applique technique.