Monday, October 4, 2010

Spiderweb Table Runner Tutorial...

If you missed my tutorial on Mine for the Making the other day, here it is:

Piece of Fabric-
2 feet longer than the length of your table and about 1 1/2 feet wide
White Crochet Thread - size 10
Large Needle
Hot Glue
Optional- Iron on Fabric Backing

First, measure out the size of your table and figure out how long of a piece of fabric that you need.
My piece actually came as is in a pay-by-the-pound fabric bin! It was the perfect size for my table, and was already cut with zig-zag scissors.

To create the spider webs...
Start with a french knot:

If you don't know how to make a french knot, you can watch this video tutorial:


Then stitch 6 or 7 long, straight lines coming out from the knot:

And now for my favorite part!
Randomly stitch short lines that connect the long lines...
The more random, the better!

Then, to make sure that the thread doesn't get snagged and pull, I put hot glue on the back wherever a stitch went through the fabric:

Although, I'm sure it would be better to use iron-on backing.

Make several of these spiderwebs, randomly across the tablerunner

And that's it!

I'm linking to these parties.

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katskraps4kids said...

Ooh- I like this- perfect for halloween!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Love this! We must be on a spider web kick this week! :)


The Bonjour Four said...

Love this idea! You're so creative! The spider webs look great!

Chrissy said...

Very cute! Love the idea!

Lulu said...

Oh wow that is cute and clever!

Army Wife Quilter said...

i love it happy halloween

Rachel Leigh said...

So cute! I love this! I wish I was just a little big crafty! haha

Rachel- of and

God Bless

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Love this tutorial. The webs turned out so cool!

Kimberly said...

mandy, I LOVE this! I think I could totally handle it. Maybe. We'll see. :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

awww what a perfect little tutorial for halloween!!! even though i don't like spiders or webs, this actually looks really good and doesn't creep me out hehe! :D

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Hey, Girlie! I featured this over at Crafts & Sutch today! Come check it out when you get a chance! :)


Karen said...

Such an adorable table runner! I love it. Very creative. I enjoyed your blog and am a follower! Stop by when you get the chance:

Erin said...

That's a super fun tutorial. I love it.

Staci J said...

That is sooo cute!! Very creative:)
I'd love for you to stop by and check outthe fun giveaway going on this week!!

Kathleen said...

Love how this turned out! Using the crochet thread was a great idea to get a heavier look that stands out against the background.
Thanks for sharing! Glad to have found you on the follow.

Oh, My Darling said...

What a fun Halloween craft!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Super cute...I mean spooky! hehe Thanks for linking up with Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Jen @ said...

That is really super cute! I want to make one!

I shared it on my Tatertots FB page and linked to you :)


Suzy said...

Very cute! And your tutorial is easy to follow!

Come link up to my Commercial Break Linky party and promote your blog!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

We featured this today as one of our favorite {FRIGHTENING FRIDAY} Halloween ideas!