The first step was cutting long strips out of the colours and arranging them in an order I liked. Some of my scraps were too short, so I quickly sewed the ends together to make them long enough.
Once I was happy with the order, I sewed all of the strips together on my serger (just because it’s faster — a sewing machine would have been perfectly fine).
I didn’t care about matching up any ends or measuring anything (naturally) because I knew it would all be trimmed anyway.
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Once I had all of the strips attached, I had a big wobbly-looking striped rectangle. I’d purposely used the shortest strips at the top and bottom, so I knew they’d be cut the smallest (since eggs are pointy-ish on the ends).
I folded my hot mess in half (right sides together) and just freehanded a curve so I had what looked like half an egg.
Then I took my egg-shaped creation, cut out a piece of cotton batting the same size, cut out a piece of backing fabric that was a few inches larger, all around, than my egg (this blue and white dotted fabric was perfect), and sandwiched the three layers together — as if I was making a quilt.
I wrapped the backing around the edges to the front and did my favourite “cheater binding” method (where your edge is back from the backing), and then I just quilted random lines, zig-zags and swirls through all three layers.
I was planning to do this on my sewing machine, but I ended up doing it by hand while watching TV for a few evenings. (Since I’m awful at watching TV without working on a project at the same time.)
The finished product was a cute Easter egg table runner made entirely from scraps!
We’ve had it on our table for a couple of weeks now, and the kids love it. I think I might make a table runner for some other holidays, too — like when I made those felt banners that we STILL use every single holiday, back when I was pregnant with D a million years ago.
https://static.inlinkz.com/cs2.js Be sure to check out what Easter egg projects my lovely friends are sharing today!
Thanks heather for sharing it.