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Mesh Table top

With each season I like to change the decoration of my home, an easy and creative way of giving a fresh new look to a room, is with a small table runner.

Mesh table top

We are going to create a fun and easy table top using ribbons and decorative threads. We only need about 6 to 8 different ribbons of about 100cm in length, they should be different in widths and colors; 40cm x 100cm of batting, and the same amount of a backing fabric.

We are going to cut various sizes of strips of fabric, in this occasion I cut with a zigzag cutter blade to give it a  fun look.

 

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I use shades of blue fabrics mixed with different  purple, red and yellow ribbons for color contrast.

 

First  put the batting and the backing together like in a quilt.

We are going to put the ribbons on top of the batting in a distribution that would be pleasant to us.  I  use  ¼” masking tape to hold the ribbons in place so  I can stitch using  the dual feed of my Bernina and hold all the ribbons in place.

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Choose the strips of blue fabric and intertwine them between the ribbons.  Just weave the strips leaving  excess fabric on either end.

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When I finish we adjust all the strips, then stitch on the sides being careful not to displace the strips of fabrics.

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We can then quilt in between the ribbons with  decorative metallic thread.

Trim the excess fabric from the edges and square up the table runner, now you are ready for binding.

I cut strips from the same fabric to make the binding.

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