Jan 16, 2015

Heart Valentine's Day Table Runner Tutorial

How's your table doing? Does it need a heart table runner? Here's your solution.

You'll need:

  • Heart Pattern (see below)
  • White felt (sold by the yard)
  • Red and white vintage fabrics (a yard total)
  • 14 1" Buttons 
  • 7 3" pieces of 1/2" ribbon
  • Sewing Machine, needle, and thread
  • Pinking Shears, scissors, and rotary cutter

Easy Instructions

1.  Make heart pattern. Fold a piece of 12" x 12" scrapbooking paper in half and draw this:

Cut along line and unfold. 

2. Make Fabric Hearts. Lay pattern on felt and cut out using scissors or rotary cutter. Repeat until you have 6 white hearts cut out.  Do the same with the red and white fabric. Time-saving Tip: you may be able to cut through multiple layers of fabric at once.

3. Pin. Place a red/white heart on top of a felt heart and pin around the outside with the right side facing up. Place one pin in the middle.


4. Sew.   Sew all the way around each heart with a 3/8 inch (or wider) seam. Do this for all 6 hearts.The hearts do not need to perfectly match up because we will trim them. Just use your top piece as a guide.


5. Trim Hearts. Using your pinking sheers, cut all the way around the outside of each heart. The width from the stitching doesn't matter as long as you don't cut the stitches.

 6. Attach hearts. Using a needle and thread (I used red thread) connect the hearts with a ribbon on the back and buttons on the front. 

You'll do the pointy ends (of the heart) together and then rounded ends together.

This is how the rounded edges are attached.

Attach all the hearts and you are done. You can make your runner longer or shorter but make an even number of hearts.

Thank you for stopping by the Vintage Sheet Blog today. Do you love Valentine's Day as much as me? I have some other Love Day tutorials in the works plus, a Valentine's Day Printable.

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Karen said...

Adorable! That is such a creative and pretty table runner. Thank you!

Anne said...

Cute!! I've got a Craft Gossip post that links to your tutorial here:

Anonymous said...

I really like this! So simple and easy to make and store! Thank you!!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Aww these are so sweet <3 these :)

thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

I love this--so cute ans easy! :) This concept would be fun for St. Patrick's Day too. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

Life With Lorelai

Amber Harrop said...

This is just an adorable table runner I am in love with this and it would be perfect in my kitchen must see if I can make one - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

threadsandbobbins.com said...

Such a cute little project! Inexpensive too :-D
Thank you for linking up over at the Talented Tuesday Link Party :-)

Andrea Fogleman said...

How cute! Thank you for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

I tweeted this awesome project. Thanks for sharing at Oh My Heartsie girls WW.


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

So cute! I love those pinking shears that leave a scalloped edge!

Landon & Alyssa said...

This is adorable! Thanks for stopping by my page! Returning the favor! I'm looking forward to Valentines Day! So many cute things!

Winnie said...

This is so beautiful :)
And of-course I adore the colors!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Thanks again for linking up to Creative Mondays, featuring your post this week at the blog hop...

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

this is just adorable :)

Sharon Erickson said...

Great tutorial! I love this. So festive. I'm going to share this. Thanks for linking this up at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week. It goes live tonight at 9pm CST. Can't wait to see what else you have to share! Hope to see you there!


Jann Olson said...

Heather, this is adorable! I love how you attached it with the buttons. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

Dana said...

Cute, cute,cute!! Visiting from TweakIt Tuesday on Cozy Little House. Love your blog!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Heather, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup this week.

Candace Duval from Lucky Scarf said...

Such a great idea! Thanks for linking up with the Creative Spark Link Party!

Brandi @ penguinsinpink.com said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Board.