Wednesday, September 7, 2011

{Thursday's Tip} Halloween Ep. 2

"The runner is made from burlap and goes together very quickly!

For this project you will need:

-Unbleached cotton or muslin (some cheap fabric to line the runner with)
-Freezer paper
-Spray Paint
-Some type of e-cutter (i.e. cricut, silhouette) or an exacto knife.

The first thing you want to do is decide what size to make your runner. I decided to make the finished size of mine 11"x88" (I have a long table).

Then cut your burlap WIDER than you want it. For example since I wanted my runner to be 11" wide I cut the burlap 12.5" wide. Burlap is very tricky to work with and can easily fray- so if you cut it wider it will give you some wiggle room with the finished project.

Then cut your lining material 1" wider than your finished runner.

Next with the shiny side of the freezer paper facing down, cut out your design. I used a silhouette on regular paper setting and it worked fine. If you don't have an e-cutter you can easily cut freezer paper with an exacto knife.

Remove the design- discard- for this project you want the negative of the design."

You will have to go over to eighteen25 and check out the rest of the guest post from The Polkadot Chair to see the rest of the details and how The Polkadot Chair made this! 

on a side note:
anyone want to be my 75th follower on facebook :)

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