Are you ready to sew those “Chills and Thrills” applique blocks into a table runner for the Therm O Web Halloween Sew Along? I’m ready and so excited to show you how to make that table runner! (Don’t worry, if you missed the free blocks, you can find the links below.) The four 10 ½” x 10 ½” blocks go together to make a 15” x 48” table runner that’s spooky and fun. …great for decorating your table! Turn the blocks to face different directions and they’ll always be looking at someone at your table. Perfectly creepy, isn’t it!
Halloween Sew Along
Let’s get started making the Halloween Thrills and Chills table runner!
Here’s a list of what was used in the “Chills and Thrills” table runner:
Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive
Stitch n Sew Fleece Sew-in High Loft/Batting
Creepy Bunny loves all the ThermOWeb products! Therm O Web’s Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive and Stitch n Sew Fleece Sew-in High Loft make it so easy to assemble the runner. There’s nothing frightening about using either one of them!
Finished Chills and Thrills Halloween blocks:
Fabric needed: (Applique block fabric amounts are not included in this list)
1 ½ yard – Border A and Sashing
1/8 yard – Border A corners
1/3 yard – Binding
1 ½ yard – Runner back
Cut 3 – 1½” x 10½” strips, Sashings
Cut 2 – 3” x 10½” strips, left and right Border A
Cut 2 – 3” x 43½” strips, top and bottom Border A
Cut 4 – 3” x 3” squares, Border A corners
Cut 4 – 2½” x 43” strips, Binding
Sewing/Applique Instructions: Seams are sewn 1/4” wide
Step 1: Applique – If you haven’t already done so, prepare ThermOWeb “Halloween Chills and Thrills” applique patterns using iron-on adhesive; follow package directions. Sew around edges of applique designs using a blanket, zig-zag, or straight stitch.
Step 2: Sashings – With right sides together, sew 1½” x 10½” strips between prepared applique blocks. Press seams to sides.
Step 3: Border A – With right sides together, sew 3” x 10½” strips to left and right of applique blocks. Press seams to sides.
Step 4: With right sides together, sew 3” x 3” square to the ends of each 3” x 43½” strip. Press seams towards the middle.
Step 5: With right sides together, sew Step 4’s strips to top and bottom of applique blocks, matching seams. Press seams down.
Step 6: Table runner assembly – Protect the area where you will be working by placing an old sheet of paper under and around the area you’ll be spraying. Place the batting on your working surface. Using the basting spray, spray a few inches across the top portion of the batting from one edge to the other. Place the wrong side of runner backing face down over the sprayed surface of fleece/batting. Smooth fabric to ensure it adheres to the sprayed fabric. Continue this method of spraying and smoothing just a few inches at a time until you reach the bottom of the runner back. Check for creases or folds.
Turn over to have fleece/batting facing up. Lay runner front, wrong side down, on batting using the same spray and smooth method as the backing.
Trim edges and square-up quilt.
Quilt as desired. Add binding using your favorite method.
We’d love to see your finished “Thrills and Chills” table runners. Be sure to tag us on Instagram with #thermoweb so we can see what you’ve created.