The 10/19 PJ Party is for an easy striped table runner. You may or may not have the right stripes or tools in your stash and supplies to complete this. Posting requirements early to give you a chance to shop (as if we needed an excuse!) Shopping your stash or LQS may be the most difficult part of this table runner.
For approximately 45" runner - 1-1/2 yds For approximately 60" runner - 2 yds 60 degree Triangle ruler Batting, Backing, thread, sewing machine
A Word About Fabric: There are regular stripes and irregular stripes. Both will work equally as well if you can cut identical 8-1/2" strips from them. Below are examples of two regular stripes where the stripes are in identical order from either selvedge edge to the middle. By cutting your stips along the selvedge edge, you can then use the middle section for the Backing!This message has been edited. Last edited by: mcpatches,
Oct 07, 2012, 03:04 PM
Below are irregular stripes where each selvedge edge begins with a different stripe. These will work, too, but you will have to hunt to find identical pieces to cut for the strips. THE TWO 8-1/2" CUT MUST BE IDENTICAL TO EACH OTHER TO ACHIEVE THE CORRECT EFFECT. Note that the same stripe does not start on each selvedge edge.This message has been edited. Last edited by: mcpatches,
Oct 07, 2012, 03:08 PM
Now for the ruler. There are many 60 degree triangle rulers on the market. Some names are Fons & Porter pyramid ruler, Marti Michell 60 degree Triangle, Creative Grids 60 degree Triangle Ruler, Clearview Triangle (same ruler used for one-block wonders) or even a triangle drawing tool that is a 60 degree triangle. If you do not have one, you can make a template from template plastic. Below is a pic of my Clearview Triangle ruler as well as a small triangle with 60 degree angle, and a diamond template with 60 degree angle you could use to make the template.
Oct 07, 2012, 03:12 PM
Can you post a pic of the runner? Like to know what it looks like. thanks.
I want to be the kind of woman that when my feet hit the floor each morning the devil says: "Oh NO! She's UP!"
Oct 07, 2012, 03:13 PM
I'll post a pic of a finished one later - my camera batteries died and are being recharged.
Oct 07, 2012, 03:30 PM
here's a couple sites I found on the internet with pics of table runners:
I just might be sewing in my PJ's this Friday night.... looks like fun!!!
Oct 08, 2012, 04:59 PM
I'll have to check with Sister Sue to see if she owns the 60 degree ruler. She has a Lot of rulers at her house that we've bought for various projects. Thanks for doing this. I'm hoping to be able to attend the PJ party. Pat
OK, Im confused PLUS I have never used a 60 degree ruler. But Isnt it the 60 degree part that we are using and not the 6 1/2 or 9 inch part? Somebody help me out here.
Oct 15, 2012, 09:02 PM
Thimblelady......The class I saw the teacher used a 6 1/2 X 24" ruler with the 45* and 60* lines on it to cut her strips. It worked just fine. She needed the length to keep the stripes straight for longer than 6".
Still confused! I need a 45* ruler too? for some reason I just cant this in my mind. I have the 60.
Oct 16, 2012, 11:47 AM
No 45 degree angles needed on this one!
All cuts after the matching strips are cut are cut at a 60 degree angle. If you have a 60 degree ruler, that makes it a little easier, if you do not, you can probably use a 6"x24" ruler with the 60 degree line.
Oct 16, 2012, 01:52 PM
Thanks, I got it now. Im so excited about making this runner that I want to be sure I have everything! LOL
Oct 16, 2012, 04:39 PM
I really want to make one of these, but I'll be out of town this weekend. I'll check on the posts on Monday.
In order to see the rainbow, first you must endure the rain.
Oct 16, 2012, 08:12 PM
I really wanted to join the class on Fri. night, but my son is celebrating his anniverssary and has asked me to overnight watch a 6 year old boy. Oh the hardships of being a grandma. LOL We are going to make homemade applesauce after getting the apples at the orchard. Should be fun. Pat
My goodness! They are dropping like flies! What's a PJ party without Patti?
Oct 16, 2012, 11:04 PM
Is it possible for you to post a picture of the table runner? I am not sure if I got the right material. Thanks.
Oct 17, 2012, 10:42 AM
Here ya go Mary Anne. This is the sample I made for the instructions. It's hanging on a wall, that's why it isn't completely straight and flat.
Oct 17, 2012, 11:06 AM
Oh, oh, oh....I have just the fabric for this; in fact have been looking for this type of pattern for it.
What are the measurements? I need something longish.
Oct 17, 2012, 12:58 PM
Paus, if you use 1-1/2 yd. of fabric, it ends up about 45" long. 2 yds. will give you a 60" table runner. Each stip you cut for it is 8-1/2" wide giving you about a 17" across runner. I cut my strips a little bigger (about 91-1/4" because I wanted a black stipe in the center and on the edge.
Oct 17, 2012, 03:26 PM
I'm looking forward to class teach...too bad the others that dropped out can't be there...they will have to play catch up and will miss all the treats...Oh that means more for us...
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Oct 17, 2012, 03:51 PM
I will be watching this thread, won't be able to get my fabric until Sunday. can't wait to follow along deb
Oct 18, 2012, 02:09 PM
I would love to do this one; but I must be having a mental block! I just don't see how a regular striped fabric would come out looking as great as this! Guess I'll wait til I see what everyone's looks like and then get some fabric and try.
It is beautiful!
Oct 18, 2012, 02:18 PM
McP, it might be a quiet well behaved party if I can't make it. I am sorry that I can't come. I bought some Take Five mini candy that I'll send on over for you to share. LOL I sure don't want my grandson to have that much sugar before bedtime while at my house. Oh no, that won't be good.