August 20, 2009

Leaft craft

This summery runner is 86 inches long; you can add or subtract leaves, depending on the length of your table. Handmade napkins can coordinate with either linens or tableware.

For the Runner:1. Using our leaf template, cut 27 leaves from linen (we used celadon, mint, and lemon).
2. Use a 1/2-inch-wide strip of store-bought single-fold bias tape and the one-step binding method to create a border along one side of each leaf, from tip to tip. There is no need to finish the tape's ends.
3. Bind the opposite side of each leaf with a separate length of bias tape, covering raw edges at tips with an overlap finish.
4. Arrange leaves in desired pattern; pin, and hand-stitch together.
Source: Martha Crafts

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