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Halloween “Penny Rug” Table Runner

While I’ve been busy NOT working on my wedding I’ve been brainstorming some Halloween Projects. I whipped up this fun little number in an evening. The style is loosely based on vintage penny rugs, small felt circles sewn together into larger mats. Of course I’m lazy so my circles are MUCH bigger and it goes together much faster. It also brings a slightly more modern feel to an old-school country style.

Halloween Felt Table Runner

You’ll need black and white felt, chalk, scissors, crochet thread and a needle as well as a collection of plates and bowls to trace off your circles.

Layer the black felt over the white, trace around the circles with the chalk and then cut them out.

Lay out the circles on your intended target.

 Stitch the smaller circles down to the larger ones. I used a blanket stitch in white around the black circles and a plain running stitch in black on the white.  Stitch around the edges of the larger circles, stitching them together as you go.

Black and White Table runner

A better detail shot

Felt Penny Rug Table Runner

It’s funny how much has changed since last last Halloween.

Same buffet, but I stripped the paint off the top and stained it with Dark Walnut and those candle sticks? They got a make over and made a new appearance as well

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Candie

Tuesday 23rd of October 2012

So cute! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Halloween Decor Challenge! :)

http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/32/halloween-decor

Christina at I Gotta Create!

Wednesday 10th of October 2012

Still lovin' this and You are a STAR today! I'm featuring you over at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up at the party.

<3 Christina http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/10/jeepers-creepers-peepers-and-more.html

Alecia @ Chicken Scratch NY

Thursday 11th of October 2012

Woohoo! Thanks a lot, I love this project so much

keri @ shaken together

Thursday 27th of September 2012

This is so cute and I love that a sewing machine isn't needed ... I'll be featuring your runner just a little later today :)

Susie Earning-My-Cape

Monday 24th of September 2012

This is co cute, Alecia!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing with my href="http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/2012/09/super-link-party-19.html ">Super Link Party! :-)

Shannon

Monday 24th of September 2012

What a cute and fun idea! I am obsessed with table runners...I might have to make my own!! I would love if you would share this (and some of your other projects) over at my link party going on right now:

http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-weekly-creative-1.html.

Have a nice day! Shannon