Reverse Appliqué Runner
Intermediate | 50 min 42 sec
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Reverse appliqué is the signature look of Natalie’s designs at Alabama Chanin. Natalie demystifies the process in this workshop, showing you how to add depth and texture to a cotton table runner. The technique is worked on two layers of fabric, with the top layer stenciled and then stitched to the backing layer. Once stitched in place, parts of the top layer are cut away to expose the color below for a satisfying final reveal.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 4 yards of cotton jersey in two different colors
  • button craft thread
  • tailor's chalk
  • needles for hand sewing
  • embroidery scissors
  • pins
  • acrylic ruler
  • fabric scissors
  • cutting mat
  • pins
  • stencil design printed on paper
  • pennant felt or other material for stencil
  • cutting mat
  • craft knife
  • fabric
  • paint
  • airbrush
  • stencils or spray bottles
Learn how to:
  • Add depth and texture to your table runner
  • Work two layers of fabric

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to applique a runner
  • 9 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by artist Natalie Chanin
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Kristine Sjoblom
Wonderful, soothing instructor and instruction.
More than 3 months ago
Kimberly Wells
Beautiful table runner---and love the details shared in putting it all together!
More than 3 months ago
Jeannie Cordell
The passion Natalie has for her work comes thru with every word she speaks and with each gentle touch of the fabric and thread! She has the gift of encouragement and presents her techniques in a way the humble beginner feels they can accomplish their project. How fortunate are we that she chose to share her wonderful talents with the rest of us! Thank you Natalie!!
More than 3 months ago