Woven Table Runner - Serger Project


Make this elegant table runner for a special occasion and your guests will be raving! Use fabrics with a little shimmer to them and combine them with some great serger techniques including using the Baby Lock single-fold bias binder, making belt loops, adding texture with a shrinking fabric, lining the piece with an easy technique, and finishing the edge with the exclusive Baby Lock wave stitch. Once you learn these techniques, you can easily adapt them to other projects as well.

Supplies Recommended:

  • 5/8 yard of 2 coordinating fabrics for strips
  • 1/2 yard of 2 contrasting fabrics for the binding on strips
  • 2 fat quarters or 1/2 yard of silk dupioni or cotton fabric
  • 1/3 yard fabric for narrow inner border
  • 1 yard contrasting fabric for outer borders
  • Teflon pressing sheet
  • Fabric glue
  • 1 package of shrinking fabric (Texture Magic)
  • 1 yard woven fusible interfacing (Shape Flex)
  • Adhesive spray
  • Marking pen
  • 28mm single-fold bias binder
  • 3/4" belt loop binder
  • 4 spools regular serger thread
  • 1 spool 40 wt. machine embroidery thread to match silk dupioni
  • 2 heavy metallic threads in contrasting colors

Cutting Edge Serger Techniques by Barbara Goldkorn