Mine finished out (after quilting) at 38" x 12 1/2".
(Come visit me at Buzzing and Bumbling today for more ideas for using ribbon in unusual ways in your sewing and quilting!)
Here is how you can make the runner above.
Start by cutting 2 pieces each 14" by the width of the fabric. Remove the selvages and on one piece cut a 6" strip from each end.
|Make 3 loops of ribbon to be the tops of the carrots.|
|Space them evenly along the edge of each 6" strip. Baste in place.|
|Place the center of the runner top (the portion left after cutting 6" from each side) right sides together with each 6" strip. Sew the 6" strips back on, but catch the ends of the ribbon loops in the seams.|
|Press the seams toward the ends of the runner so the "carrot tops" point toward the center.|
|Now make a bunny shape. This is not hard either. Mine is 6" wide and 5 1/2" long. You don't have to use the shape I did. You can use a rectangle, or an oval. Or let your kids draw one for you! (I use an easy (but not common) freezer paper method that you can find a tutorial for here. ) I also line the faces with batting. You will need 2 faces.|
|You are also going to need ears. Think large leaf shapes. (Here I'm testing the size by placing my pattern on the bunny face. You will be making 4 ears. (These are not appliques.) Cut out 4 pink ears and 4 ears from your bunny fabric.|
|For each ear, place a pink piece right sides together with the other fabric piece. Sew around both sides, leaving the bottom open for turning. Turn right sides out and press.|
|Pinch the bottom of the ear over so that the fold gives a more natural shape. Sew this pleat in place and when you applique the face on, slip the ears in place so that they are sewn on with it. Leave the top of the ears floppy.|
|Applique above the carrots.|