The Happy Campground



Make this quick easy table runner and coordinating cozy lampshade in a weekend! It's just that easy.






Happy Camper Honey Bun, Charm Pack, 1/3 yard red pindot for star points, 1/3 yard red plaid for binding, 1/2 yard backing fabric, lampshade




rick rack, ribbon, lace or any other interesting trim for lampshade




Select 6 charm squares for star bodies. Selecting coordinating star points and bodies lets your stars stand out in this runner. Select 18 charm squares for remainder of runner, setting aside 4 of those for corners.


Cut (26) 2 3/4 inch squares from red pindot


Draw a line diagonally through red pindot squares.


Stitch a red square on opposite corners of each star body, stitching on pencil line


Stitch a red square on one corner of the remaining squares EXCLUDING the four corners.

Press squares towards corners on all blocks. Cut away excess triangles if desired. I cut away the inner portion.

Using the finished runner as a guideline, layout blocks. Stitch blocks into rows pressing in alternate directions. Layer and quilt as desired. Bind with 2 1/4 inch binding strips. Sit back and enjoy your fast and easy table runner.



One quick and easy Happy Camper table runner. (14 x 36.5)




With gathering foot set as 6, gather a variety of honey bun strips 1/4 inch from top of strip. The number of strips needed will depend on the size of your lampshade. This medium sized shade took 16 strips. Set aside your favorite strip for the very top. I used one color for each layer. Lay out your strips and decide how you'd like your lampshade to look.
Begin at the bottom of the shade. Using a hot glue gun or fast drying craft glue, run a small bead of glue at the binding line of the shade. Line up the stitch line on the strip with the binding line in the glue. This will keep your outside edge nice and even. (Note: I like things that line up and appear nice and even, you might like it more whimsical. My instructions are a guideline.) Follow along edge of shade.


On a medium sized shade one strip will only cover about half the circumference of the lower half of the shade. I glued the end of the first strip to the edge, then folded over 1/4 inch of the incoming strip and glued it over the first strip for a nice transition.



At the end, trim off excess, fold end of strip under 1/4 inch and glue in place over first strip. It is more important the bottoms of the strips match than the tops.



For the remaining rows, apply glue to gathering stitch line on strip, about 1 1/2 inch or so at a time. Line up so that the bottom of the new strip just covers the stitch line of the previous row. Begin and end rows in the same manner as instructed above.








The last row is attached by running the glue bead around the binding at the top of the lampshade and adhering the last strip so the top is even with the top of the lampshade. A strip of trim can be used to hide stitching if so desired.







A fun and frilly lampshade!

I hope you enjoy these Happy Camper Accessories as much as I do!





31 comments:

Kim said...

I love the lampshade. It's just so adorable and the quilted table runner is simply darling too! What a wonderful project!!!

Rox said...

beautifull!!

Donna said...

Both these projects are totally cute. And your tutorial is very nicely done.

Sissamar said...

I love your blog! I'm portuguese and i folling this blog for look your adorable projects.
I'm sorry i dont "talk" and write inglsh very well.
Silvia

madrekarin said...

L.O.V.E. this!

Jackie said...

You are a genius! So darn cute!

jaybird said...

super cute pkm!! maybe i'll have enough leftovers to make the runner...hmmm

Cheryl said...

cute! Cute! Cute!
Love both projects. Love that they are quick and can be cone in a weekend.
Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

Ah, both are so cute! Love that lampshade! How inspiring! :D And that table runner is charming! I can't wait to try it! :)

I just LOVE this blog! Thank you to everyone who has contributed! I so enjoy getting these free patterns and ideas! ;) You are all so talented!

Blessings!
~Miss Rachel~

Library Gal Quilts said...

I am getting a ruffler pronto. that is the most adorable lampshade ever! Happy Camper indeed! Pam in Chico

Dmitrena said...

Прелестно, чудесно))beautiful))

Elizabeth said...

You already know how I feel about that lampshade...swoon!
I think my house needs some more lamps!

jabeybaby said...

I love that lampshade!! And the tablerunner is very cute!

Sheri Howard said...

That lampshade is just about the cutest things I have seen in a long time!

rachel griffith said...

SUPER cute miss pam.
maybe i should make one like yours so that the lampshade i did will have a friend.
tehehe.

Cyndi Walker said...

Oh my goodness is that cute or what? So amazing Pam! I have a ruffler now too... :)

happy zombie said...

I cut myself trying to jump through my monitor. I just want to be in that photo with your lamp and table runner. I can almost smell the lakewater and the pine trees at the cabin. I'm gaga over your projects, Pam. Ga. Ga.

Super gaga.

jenny b harris said...

Ack! Mega mega adorable!!! Gobsmacked!

Candace said...

Wow - fantastic, Pam! I'm gonna make one for my new studio at the Squash House! Thanks for a terrific idea!
Cheers!

dotti white said...

I love these! Very nice job! I will definitely be making them.

jen duncan said...

Oh my word Pam. That lampshade alone is worth ever having come up with the idea of honeybuns. SO SWEET!!

isa & marta said...

Trabajo extraordinario, la felicito.Sencillas y precisas instrucciones.

Amanda said...

How cute is this?!!! I love it!

Marianne said...

Oh my, that lampshade is so very cute! Love it!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I don't think I've EVER seen a cuter lamp shade!! I love it!

Kari said...

Very cute idea Pam! Love the lampshade---do i have a gathering foot??? I will have to check!
Kari

Victoria said...

Wow, you have a great blog! Good Job!

Do you have site? So we can share insights too? Here’s mine www.victorianlampshadesupply.com/ Hope I could see you there. 

Daniela Cerri said...

Dear Jessi'm also interested in this project ... wonderful!

Patty said...

This is a beautiful lamp shade and it is going to look great in my country home in the Smoky Mountains. I just LOVE it and can't wait to make some!!! Thanks for the fabulous idea.

From Mamaw with Love said...

What a beautiful lampshade and runner! I think I'll try the lampshade first. I have two that need a renew. Thanks for the tutorial.

Lora said...

Love them both! Thanks for sharing. I added a pin to my sewing inspiration board on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/lornajarkin/sewing-inspiration/ THANKS again!