While I enjoy making my olive pillows,
I also made a little place mat/table runner
using burlap and my olive fabric.
I started with this fabric,
perfect to make a band.
I cut the top part of, using the smaller part of the print,
leaving 1/2 inch on either side.
I ironed under both seam allowance.
I first sewed the 2 ends at a 45 degree angle.
Then I found the middle and stitched again at
a 45 degree angle.
Each time I cut the extra fabric.
Then I decided on a longer length and sorter length,
and again sew a 45 degree angle, twice to define my rectangle.
I stitched it to the top of my burlap (bigger than the finish size),
on the inside edge,
just inside the applied fabric.
After this step,
I folded the burlap up, just under the olive fabric,
pinned it, and stitched it.
voila a perfect little table runner!
I also continued my pillow quest!
Once again I was inspired by another PB pillow!
This lumbar pillow cover.
I have seen them in the "flesh" and they are nice,
but the linen/hemp is fairly rough!
So once again I used my trusted linen,
soft, easy and readily available!
I made it simple, same shape,
but no applique,
each time I tried something,
it never looked quite right,
it felt as I was trying to hard,
so I let the fabric do the talking and I listened!
Plain and crisp, that what it said!
and it was right, I like it just that way!
I used a continuous piece of fabric, about 24 by 29.
The shorter end were turned under twice at 1/4 inch,
Then the longer end were folded under once at 1 1/2 inch.
With wrong side together and the fabric overlapping in the back,
the side were stitched (from the right side) at 1 inch,
giving a similar feel to the PB pillow.
Decorative buttons can be added on the side to complete the look.
I am still unsure about adding buttons,
I even made some fabric one covered with the yellow fabric...
Do not forget tomorrow, Wednesday,
it is olive fabric giveaway
so please come back!
For giveaway, enter here