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Elephant Tassel Table Runner

Project by Michelle Roberts

Follow my tutorial, on how to make your very own ‘Elephant Tassel’ table runner. These stunning fabrics are all available from ‘Craft Cotton Co’.

Please read through all the instructions before starting your project

Finished size: 12 ½” x 43”


· FQ pack of the monochrome elephant prints available at Hobbycraft

· FQ of Brights fabric prints available at Hobbycraft

· 14” x 45” Thermolam by vlieseline

· Gutermann threads

· 26” of bright tassels thread

· ½ yrd white/cream fabric

Haberdashery items

· Iron-away marker pen

· Quilters ruler, rotary cutter/scissors

· Iron

· Cutting mat

· Basic sewing supplies

Making the table runner

Step 1: Cutting

· Four 4” squares from the elephants

· Four 5” squares from the yellow Brights fabric

· Eight 5” squares from the pink Brights fabric

· Eight 4” squares from the white/cream fabric

· Twelve 5” squares from the white/cream fabric

· Two 42” x 1 ½” strips from monochrome leaf print

· Two 13” x 1 ½” strips from monochrome leaf print

· 1 ½” strips of green Brights fabric for the binding

· Backing piece 43” x 14”

· Vlieseline Thermolam 43” x 14”

Assembling the Table Runner

Make the HST by laying a coloured 5” square RST with white/cream 5” square. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the white/cream fabric using a friction fabric pen.

Sew ¼” either side of the line.

Cut along the line and press seam towards the coloured fabric

Trim each new square to measure 4”.

Complete 16 pink HST and 8 yellow HST.

The table runner is made up of 4 of the following blocks

Piece together using ¼” seam allowance

Join all four blocks together

Add the monochrome leaf print strips to top and bottom of table runner, then attach each side

Baste your top quilt to Thermolam and backing piece.

Quilt using your preferred method. I used my friction fabric pen to draw lines, before adding a red quilting thread, to add bold quilting lines

Trim if required, add your green binding to the front of the quilt, and hand sew to the reverse.

Cut the tassel length in half and attach to either end of the table runner to complete

This ‘Elephant Tassel Table Runner’ tutorial has been created by me - Michelle creativeblonde.

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Stockist for the fabrics found in this tutorial

Stockist for Gutermann threads

Stockist for Vlieseline Thermolam batting/wadding

Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Company 2021


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