Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bargellow Style Halloween Table Runner from So Sew Easy

Bargello style quilted Halloween Table Runner. Great idea to try out bargello patterns. 

 Hello, I'm Deby from So Sew Easy and I'm delighted to be taking part in this 31 Days of Halloween series. I write all about my sewing adventures while learning to sew, and publish lots of free sewing patterns for clothes, bags and things to sew for the home. I'd love for you to drop by and check out my free sewing patterns. Nothing scary there! You know how one thing on Pinterest leads to another sometimes. Well I stumbled across this board on Bargello Quilts and was fascinated. One link lead to another and before you know it husband was home and no dinner was ready. Although I'm by no means a quilter, I wanted to just give this a very basic try so when my Halloween Jelly Roll arrived, I knew what it was destined to become.


Making the Bargello Halloween Table Runner

You will need:


Watch me make one

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My strips
I sewed together 7 x 2.5 inch strips to make a final width of 14 inches. The strips from the jelly roll are the width of fabric - so 44 inches long.
  Bargello style quilted Halloween Table Runner.  Great idea to try out bargello patterns. 
 These are the pieces I used, transitioning from light through to dark and then light again. I've also seen some stunning examples with a more abrupt color change as well, so you could even try moving from light to dark and then immediately back to light again for a completely different look My strips I cut were:
  • 2 inches
  • 1.75
  • 1.5
  • 1.25
  • 1.5
  • 1.75
  • 2
  • 1.75
  • 1.5
  • 1.25
  • 1
  • 1.25
  • 1.5
  • 1.75
  • 2
  • and I repeated this pattern until all the width was cut.
Bargello style quilted Halloween Table Runner. Great idea to try out bargello patterns.  
How you assemble the strips is up to you, but you should decide which is going to be Piece One, and move that block one position up and down through the pattern as you go. Remember that Piece One can also run off the edge at one side and come back on at the other side too. Add a plain fabric in a Halloween color for the reverse and quilt with some simple spider webs, a plain binding and you are done!
  Bargello style quilted Halloween Table Runner. Great idea to try out bargello patterns. 
 I had lots of Halloween fabric left over and so I went on to make some matching table mats with a spooky silhouette on the back. You can find the details for these over at So Sew Easy HERE.
  Scrappy Halloween Table Mats 
 Have you ever made a Bargello quilt? Link up in the comments - oh, and let me know how you pronounce it. Is it Bar-Gello or Bar-Jello?  

8 comments:

  1. OMG Deby! This is SEW cute! LOVE the webs on the back!! You quilting is looking AWESOME!!!!

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  2. Thanks so much Chelle - those spider webs are an easy way to get a quilted effect and they don't have to be perfect.

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  3. Wow! These look great! I love the patchwork on the table runner and the spider webs on the back! The place mats look amazing as well! Great work!

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  4. How long does it end up being? 14" wide by how long? With all the seams it can't be 44"??

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    1. Hi Sandy. I just measured and mine is about 31 inches long when finished.

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  5. Hi Deby, I really love all your stuff, and these are so CUTE! What seam width did you use? 1/4" ??

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    1. Yes, I used the standard 1/4 inch seam allowance typical for quilting. Thanks for following along and saying such nice things - blush.

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