Christmas Table Runner

Hello Everyone!

Merry Christmas to all of you, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Annika

Christmas Heirlooms

Merry Christmas to all of you. Most of us probably have a few family things we take out every Christmas. Some of these I made years ago and some more recent. The plate and the ceramic Santa family was painted by my husband’s grandmother and the crocheted hearts in the tree was  made by my mother in law. The embroidered table runner was made by my grandmother. The rest I made myself.

Christmas means different things to all of us. For me and my family it means a day at the beach on Christmas Eve and presents in the morning on Christmas Day followed by a barbeque at home for lunch. How do you celebrate Christmas?

Enjoy the pictures of my Christmas things:

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