Bunny Ear Boulevard Table Runner
Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the season than by adding a touch of charm to your home decor? The Bunny Ear Boulevard Table Runner pattern is the perfect project to get you in the mood for Easter and springtime. With its delightful bunny ear design and soft pastel colors, this pattern will bring a breath of fresh air to any room.
To get started on this project, you’ll need the Bunny Ear Boulevard Table Runner pattern, which is available as a PDF download from Sew Much Moore Shop. You can also purchase a fabric kit that includes the Bunny fabric, the background fabric, the backing, and the binding. This is perfect so you’ll have everything you need to get started. All you need to provide is your own batting! Yay!
In addition to the pattern and fabric kit, you’ll also need some basic sewing supplies, such as thread, an acrylic ruler and rotary cutter, an Oliso Mini Iron, and a wool pressing mat. For this project, I used Aurifil Thread in 50 wt for piecing and I used Glide thread for quilting.
Snowballing the Corners
The Bunny Ear Boulevard Table Runner pattern is all about snowballing. This technique involves sewing a square to a corner of another square or rectangle and then trimming away the excess fabric to create a new shape. This creates a charming bunny ear design that’s perfect for Easter and springtime. I like to use my Grid Glider to help me with the Snowball steps. I save time by using my Grid Glider because I don’t need to mark each diagonal line. Instead, I just align the corners of the square with the center line on my Grid Glider and start chain sewing. Easy Peasy! The Grid Glider is actually a sticker that is placed atop your extension table. There are several markings which not only help with snowballing, but also assist with your quarter inch seam allowance! The Grid Glider comes in two sizes. I am using the small glider for this project.
Free Motion Quilting with Juki Quilting Rings
Once your pieces are cut and organized, it’s time to start piecing! The snowballing method is straightforward and fun, making it perfect for beginners. Once your table runner is pieced together, it’s time to quilt it. For this project, I used a Juki DX-4000 QVP sewing machine with Juki Quilting Rings. These rings make free motion quilting a breeze and give you the ability to create intricate designs with ease.
Striped Binding for the Finish
To finish off your Bunny Ear Boulevard Table Runner, I suggest using a striped binding. You can find this lovely pink and white striped binding in the Sew Much Moore Shop. You only need about (3) 2.5″ x WOF to make this project. This binding adds an extra pop of color and pattern to the finished product, tying everything together beautifully. You can choose a stripe in a complementary color to really make your table runner stand out. You can find the binding that I used right HERE.
Watch me Make This!
Be sure to watch this video and learn how easy it is to make your own Bunny Ear Boulevard Table Runner!
The Bunny Ear Boulevard Table Runner pattern is the perfect way to bring a touch of spring to your home decor. Its charming bunny ear design and soft pastel colors are perfect for Easter and springtime, making it a delightful addition to any room. So why not give it a try and see how it can transform your decor into a fresh, springtime wonderland?
Until next time, ‘hoppy’ quilting!