How To Make A Quilted Table Runner: Steps And Items Needed

Steps And Items Needed To Make A Quilted Table Runner

Quilting the table runner is drift with a definitive, flat-stitch home sewing machine. The table runner's shape, as well as its size, will make it very easy to handle on a home machine. If you are going to plan to free-motion quilt then the machine should have the feed dogs that drop, so you can gimmick your runner under the needle without your fabric catching on the teeth. For the free-motion quilting, you also need the darning foot. For the machine-guided straight-line quilting, leaving the feed dogs up and then you need to use a consecutive stitch & your presser foot as you do in the normal sewing process. If you are going to make a quilted table runner then you need to collect all the required items and follow the steps carefully:

Things Needed For This Process

  • Regular Home Sewing Machine
  • Quilting Needle For Machine
  • Quilting Thread
  • Darning Foot, Optional
  • Quilting Pattern/Stencil, Optional
  • Fabric Marker, Optional
  • Sandwiched Layers (Top, Batting, And Back) Basted Or Pinned Together
  • Quilter’s Gloves, Optional
  • Scissors

Steps For This Process

  • Firstly, you have to install a quilting needle in your sewing machine and then fill your bobbin with quilting thread. The quilting needle has a larger eye to allow your chunky thread to pass over easily & the point is slenderly longer & very sharp to penetrate thick layers without snagging. Thread your machine. Drop your feed dogs & install your darning foot if you will do free-motion quilting. Simply set your stitch length for the machine-guided quilting before testing your stitches on scraps.
  • You now need to make a mark on quilting design on the top of your table runner sandwich with the help of a fabric marker, if desirable. You can also use a quilting stencil for tracing a design, or you may also wish to quilt free-motion without any marked design.
  • You need to work with the basted & sandwiched runner as if it were 1 layer. Simply glide your runner under your machine at the origination point of your quilting design. Commit your flywheel one time in order to bring the bobbin thread up through all layers to the top of your runner. Hold both your bobbin thread and your upper thread as you deliberately begin stitching your quilting design. This will keep the tail of your bobbin thread from negligently becoming tangled on the underside of your project.
  • Stitch at a convenient speed but don’t rush. Always try to wear quilter’s gloves that have nonslip dots on your palms helps you to control the movement of your runner. Now you need to hold your runner with your palms flat against your machine bed, with one hand on each side of your needle. The gloves grip the fabric slenderly as they will allow the layers to slide conveniently over your sewing machine bed as you guide the movement.
  • Now you need to sew in an uninterrupted line, keeping the layers of your runner smooth & even. Depending on the quilting design, incepting in the center of your project & by sewing towards the edges will enable you to carry out smoother sewing than directional edge-to-edge sewing. Simple successive-line quilting in any direction can be easily worked from one edge across your runner to the other edge.
  • Finally, when all quilting lines have been stitched properly, you now need to secure all thread tails & remove your basting. Your table runner is now ready for the binding.

Tips & Warnings

  • Any type of sewing machine with the small motors will overheat from long & continuous use. Pause your stitching process in every 2-3 minutes to allow the small motor to cool.
  • Before you begin work on your runner, you need to regulate your machine’s tension on a “sandwich” of fabrics & batting similar in weight to your runner. In most cases, you need to loosen the tension slenderly in order to allow a looser loop of thread in your fasten as they pass through with the thick layers. You need to use a practice piece, so any stitch errors will be made in the practice piece rather of your runner. The tension is now correct when the upper thread & the bobbin thread arrive smooth & even on top & bottom.
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