Glow in the dark Halloween table runner 2014 by Speattle
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10 minute table runner
I bought this kit on a sale at a local shop last month and figured I better get it done to be able to enjoy this Halloween season. This is the famous "10-Minute Table Runner" pattern. The name is a mis-nomer. It takes longer than 10 minutes if one wants to do a proper job of pressing and lining up seams, and trimming and then some decorative top stitching. But it is easily completed in an afternoon or evening and is not a complicated pattern at all.
The central focus fabric is glow-in-the-dark as is the white thread used for the decorative stitch around the seam. I played around with different stitches on my Brother machine to find the one I liked best for this. I've not used this stitch before. It is a little tricky because the feed dogs shift from side to side (and make a very strange noise when doing so), to get the width on the stitch. So keeping the stitch lined up straight takes a lot of concentration from me. I don't know if there is a trick to doing this, but my usual bit of just lining the center of the presser foot up with the seam doesn't work as it is the fabric that is shifting along with the needle position. So it is a bit wonky in places, but overall I am pleased with the finished product.
Skeletal parts and white thread glow in the dark.