I want my mummy!!

Monday, October 21, 2019

This month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge was a fun one! The requirements were to make a seasonal table runner using applique - and Island Batik fabrics, of course! I had this idea many months ago, and it was so fun to bring it to life this month!

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner


My mummy table runner started with a stack of leftover white and neutral strips of Island Batik fabric from this quilt. The strips were between 1.5" wide and 2.5" wide.

Island Batik fabric scraps

Since I just finished this Halloween quilt, the extra backing fabric that I cut away when trimming the quilt was still on my cutting mat when I started this project. One of the cut off pieces seemed like the perfect length and width for a table runner, so I decided that would be the back!

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

I grabbed a similarly sized scrap of Warm & Natural batting, and trimmed them up to roughly the same size.

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

I laid a rectangle of Island Batik's solid black fabric where I wanted the eyes of the mummy to go. Then I laid a white batik strip at an angle from edge to edge of the table runner, overlapping the black fabric. Both pieces were right side up.

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

I used my walking foot to stitch 1/4" inside the raw edge of the white fabric, from one side of the table runner to the other. I wanted the raw edges of the fabric to show, so I just sewed the strips right side up on top of the one before it!

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

I trimmed the extra black fabric away from under the strip because it did show through the lighter fabric, but I did not trim away any of the white fabric for the rest of the table runner.

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

I continued layering white fabric strips for the whole length of the table runner and stitched them down using Aurifil 50wt White #2024.

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

It took exactly 30 minutes to sew all the strips to the table runner! And it was already quilted too!

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

I trimmed up the edges and used more of the white scrap strips for binding. Of course I machine sewed it on! (Tutorial here)

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

Now to add the applique!

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

I pressed Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 to a couple scraps of Island Batik solid white and black.

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

After tracing a couple random objects, I had all the pieces of the mummy eyes!

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

I placed the eyes onto the black section of the table runner and stitched just inside the raw edge with a straight stitch to sew them on.

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

I used both Aurifil 50wt White #2024 and Black #2692.

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

After just another 30 minutes, the table runner was done!

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

I love how the eyes turned out! They add the perfect amount of personality to the mummy!

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

The finished table runner measures 10" x 36".

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

My 4-year-old found it hilarious (as did I!) that he was almost a perfect mummy size!

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

This project was quick and easy, and yet so fun and perfect for the season!

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

I'm so glad I saved the leftover fabric strips! You never know when inspiration will strike! 

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

Be sure to check out the Island Batik Facebook page to see what other great seasonal table runners and table toppers the ambassadors have made so far this month! I love seeing how we all interpret the same challenge so differently!

Island Batik ambassador challenge


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16 comments:

  1. That mummy is amazing! Looks like you have a costume for a 4 year old, as well as a terrific quilt.

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  2. This is both hilarious and brilliant! I love it, and so did my 6-year-old when he saw the picture!

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  3. That is too cute and too funny! The minute I saw the picture on the e-mail, I had to click over and see the whole thing! I love this!

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  4. Such a great idea. I'm glad the opportunity came up for you to make this quick and easy table runner. The eyes are so great. When my son was 10 or 11 he was a mummy for halloween. We wrapped crepe paper around him...a little too tight as he couldn't bend his arms and legs to move around well!

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  5. we don't celebrate halloween but honestly this makes me wish we did because it is so adorable!! kudos to your creativity!!

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  6. You have such great ideas and this one is really cute...

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  7. This looks so fun!! And now when you wash it, all those raw edges will ravel a little and look even better! At least I think so :o)
    Kathleen, kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  8. Perfect! I, of course, love the little mummy holding up the runner. You may just have to wrap him in it for halloween.

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  9. Very cute! You are a genius when it comes to making quilty stuff on the fly!

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  10. Absolutely Adorable, and thank you for the how to. This is a definite "yes" I'm gonna make it.

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