A Rope Runner

My friend, Kelly, visited recently and told me about a rope bowl class she took. It reminded me of an idea I wanted to try out. I purchased this cotton clothesline rope for it.

I’m no expert here and there are lots of classes and videos you can find to show you how. But this is how I did it. I started by creating a small coil and using long pins to hold it together.

Please excuse this pitiful diagram. I start stitching with a wide zig zag where the red arrow is pointing. I go back and forth over this a few times. Then I zig zag in a spiral, keeping the little well between two sides of the rope centered under my walking foot.

In the next photo, you can see the needle down to the right. Always put your needle down on this side, if you lift the presser foot to adjust.

It is a bit awkward at first, but it gets easier as you go.

I cut my rope at and angle and zigzagged over it at the end.

It took a while to decide how to lay these out to create a table runner.

Once I did, I zig zagged the pieces together. I feel like I need more small pieces, but I’m out of rope. I suppose I could add more later.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to A Rope Runner

  1. allisonwp says:

    It’s a great idea and looks just right on your coffee table.

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi! – I really like this idea and I’m going to try it! This is going to sound like and odd question, but I was noticing your sofa in the photo. Where did you get it? It’s just my style!! Thanks!

  3. Jean says:

    What a great idea! Those are cute!

  4. Pat Walker says:

    I like that your runner has many different coasters / heat pads built into it. I can see something like that covering a dining table. So attractive!

  5. I love it! So unique. 😉

  6. Wow! This is really neat. So modern and really fun! Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. Sue B says:

    Great! My sister & I bought some rope to try this, we haven’t yet, but now I’m inspired to give it a try. Thanks!

  8. Clever idea! I tried to make a rope bowl, but I couldn’t get it started. So I just decided to enjoy everyone else’s!

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