Merry Christmas to all of you, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
I found a picture of a very nice table runner on Pinterest. It came from a blogpost on Sew Sew Go from 2012 and is called Dresden Table Runner. I made one with Christmas Fabrics and finished it last night. I had some poinsettia fabric and some matching green and red. I also used an off white print on print fabric for sashing and binding. For backing I used the poinsettia fabric.
I used the wide part of my 10 degree ruler when cutting the pieces. First I cut a 12″ strip of all three fabrics. Then I used the ruler to cut out the pieces, alternating the direction not to waste fabric. I cut 7 of the poinsettia fabric and 3 each of the green and red. I also cut 1″ wide sashing strips. I cut these in to 13″ lengths and stitched them to both sides of the poinsettia pieces. I trimmed the sashing even with the edges and then stitched all the pieces together, see picture. When I finished I cut the short ends of the table runner straight and made a quilt sandwich using thin iron on batting.
I quilted in the ditch on all seams. Then I quilted each section but not the sashings with free motion quilting using clear polyester thread.
After that I cut all the edges even and bound it with 1/2″ wide binding to match the 1/2″ inch sashing pieces. Cut the strips 3 1/4″ wide, fold length wise and press. Attach to the front and then stitch by hand to attach the binding to the back of the quilt.
This was a fun and relatively quick/easy project. I think it turned out great and looks great on my kitchen table. What Christmas projects have you made this year?
Have a wonderful Christmas however you celebrate it. I will go to the beach on Christmas Eve and eat a barbecue lunch with my family in the backyard on Christmas Day.
Until next time, Happy Sewing and Take Care!