Scrappy Halloween Table Runner

This month I’ve been working on some quilted Halloween pillows. I started collecting a variety of Halloween themed fabrics and have had fun designing some pillows with all of the different fabrics.


The pillows are not quite done yet (need to get on that, Halloween is next week), but as I was looking at the pile of scraps on my sewing table I thought they were all too good to waste.  If I threw them in my scrap bucket who knows what would become of them!


I sat down one afternoon and made a little table runner from the scraps. It was super easy, I used Amy’s tutorial.… I just skipped the part at the end where you add top stitching since I broke my sewing machine’s walking foot (yeah, that takes talent).

The strips are all 2″ wide or 3″ wide. For the ones not quite long enough to fit the runner, I pieced the scraps.




Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.



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