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Reversible Table Runner with Decorative Flatlocking
Teacher: Alicia Welcher
Thursday, October 28, 2021
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Code(s): Hands on Workshop
Online Class
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $39.00

This reversible table runner, showcased in the Holiday 2018 issue of Classic Sewing magazine, features decorative flatlocking by serger. Here, a flatlock stitch is used to attach fabrics together, overlapping the seam allowances and enclosing them in the threads of the stitch to produce a flat seam. One side of a flatlock yields loops and the other ladders. Loops or ladders? Your choice! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for details.

  • Student Maximum: 50
  • Category(ies): Rookies and Refreshers, Just for Fun, Home Décor, Gift Items, Experienced Sewers, Experience the Serger, Stretch Your Creativity
  • Experience Level: All Levels
  • Prerequisite: Basic Serger Knowledge
  • Advance Prep:

    1. Print the instructions or have them available for viewing on a device. The instructions can be found by clicking on File Link in your Order Confirmation email.

    2. Cutting and Fabric Prep: a. For the Braid Side: i. 31 strips, 2-1/2” x 9”, for the braid (I used 9 strips from a jelly roll, each cut into four 9” pieces and had a few pieces left over.) ii. 3 strips, 2-1/2” x WOF, for the borders (I used yardage as my jelly roll did not have three strips of the same fabric.) iii. 1 rectangle, 7” x 9” for the braid (or substitute three 2-1/2” x 9” strips from your leftover jelly roll strips) b. For the Stripe Side: i. 1 rectangle, 13” x 16”, for center ii. 2 rectangles, 12” x 16”, for ends iii. 2 strips, 2-1/2” x 16”, of another print (A) for stripes iv. 4 strips, 2-1/2” x 16”, of another print (B) for stripes

    3. Serger Set-Up: a. Set the serger for a 2-thread wide flatlock with serger thread in a size 80 serger needle and 12wt. thread in the lower looper. Do not forget to engage your subsidiary looper or 2-thread converter. Set the stitch length to 2.5 and the cutting width as high as it will go. Note: If your serger does not do a 2-thread wide flatlock, set it for a 3-thread wide flatlock with serger thread in the needle and lower looper and the 12wt. thread in the upper looper. All other settings and the needle are the same.

    4. Sewing Machine Set-Up a. Thread the sewing machine top and bobbin with construction thread for topstitching. Optional: we may not get this far.

  • Supply List:

    You will need:

    10 strips from a jelly roll or 10 strips, 2-1/2” x WOF, of various fabrics. I recommend no more than 2 strips of each fabric., 5/8 yard of fabric for borders of Braid Side and center of Stripe Side
    1/4 yard of fabric for stripes on Stripe Side
    1/3 yard of fabric for outer ends of Stripe Side
    4 yards of 1/4” wide ribbon, satin or grosgrain (will be used on the Stripe Side)
    One 15-1/2” x 47” rectangle of fusible batting (your choice of weight)
    3-4 spools of serger thread to blend with the fabrics
    1 or 2 spools of Sulky 12wt. thread, Blendables or solid, to blend with the fabrics. One spool will be used on the Braid Side and one on the Stripe Side. You could use the same spool for both
    1 spool construction thread for sewing machine for topstitching
    Size 90 Topstitch needles
    Size 80 Serger needles
    Ribbon bodkin for 1/4” ribbon
    General sewing and serging supplies Supply


    Notes: WOF = Width of Fabric Read through the cutting instructions prior to selecting your fabrics. I used a combination of a jelly roll and yardage of the same fabric collection. You can do the same or just use all yardage. The fabric used is Vintage Holiday by Moda, now out of print, but you might still be able to find it.

  • Completion Level: Both sides of table runner complete, construction covered by instructor
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