Em here from Em’s Scrapbag cookin’ up a little Halloween treat with the Boo Crew. A quick and easy table runner sure to scare up a little fun in your lair.
1 Boo Crew layer cake
¾ yard backing
Fat quarter for binding
Choose 24 of your layer cake squares. Arrange in sets of two. (4 set for the Bs and 8 sets for the Os)
Choose one other 10″ square for spiders in Bs. Make a template from lightweight cardboard of a 6¼” circle.
For each O
Choose one of your 10″ squares and place the cardboard template on top and cut a generous ½” seam allowance around it. From the other 10″ cut a 8½” square.
For each B
Choose one of your 10″ squares and cut:
2 – 3½” squares
1 – 1½” x 6½” rectangles
From the other 10″ square cut
6 – 1½” squares
4 – 1½” x 6½” rectangles
To make the Os run a gathering stitch ⅛” around the edge of each circle.
Next pull the gathering stitch until the circle begins to pop up.
Place the template inside the popped circle and pull the gathering stitches until it encases the template.
Using Best Press and/or steam press your circle to set edge around template.
For your Bs
Using your 10″ spider square cut 8- 1½” circles. A spool of thread works good for this.
With a needle and thread start on the wrong side of the fabric and begin a gather stitch.
Sew a 1½” x 6½” B rectangle to a 1½” x 6½” background rectangle.
Take the 3½” square and sew the 1½” squares on the diagonal on three of the corners. Trim seam allowance.
Sew a yo yo spider in the center of this block. Repeat with the other 3½” square, remaining 1½” squares and yo yo spider.
Sew these two blocks together.
Sew the two 1½” x 6½” rectangle unit to the side of this.
Sew another 1½” x 6½” rectangle to the other side of your B.
Sew the remaining 1½” x 6½” rectangles to the top and bottom of your B.
Sew a B to two Os to create your Boo units. Make 4.
From your scraps or remaining 10″ squares cut 4- 5″ x 6 1/2″ rectangles and 1- 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle. Sew these together with the smaller rectangle in the center. Sew this piece between two of the Boo units.
You can stop here to make a table mat or add the remaining Boo units on either end for a runner.
Sandwich top with batting and backing and quilt as desired. I quilted spiderwebs in mine.