Drunkard’s Path Table Runner

Hello Everyone 🙂

Today have a new tutorial for you. It is a table runner using the Drunkard’s Path block. I have made my best table runners using a traditional quilt block and scrap fabrics, for example this table runner using the Card Trick block. They are a bit similar in choice of colours and layout.

It is spring here in Australia and it is nice to freshen up the surroundings with something new. I am so looking forward to warmer weather and longer days. So far it has bin quite a chilly spring, but this week we might be able to spend some time on the beach. I have also freshened up my blog by changing web hosts. You might have noticed that the blog haven’t been available for a couple of days. But now I am back and so far I am very pleased.

This pattern is great for scrap fabric and you can use as many or few as you like. I used four different colourful prints and a solid cream coloured fabric from my stash.

I have included templates for the size i used, 2.5″ blocks excluding seam allowances. I used 48 blocks and placed them in four rows of 16.

The size of the table runner can easily be altered by the number of blocks and the size of the blocks. The design can also be altered by placing the blocks differently. It is a great project to make your own or you can make it exactly as I did with similar fabrics.

Most importantly, I hope you enjoy making the table runner. You can find the tutorial/pattern as a free downloadable PDF on my tutorials page or click the button below.

Until next time, happy sewing and take care!


Fabric Scrap Piecing

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I have made another fabric scrap project. Instead of crumb piecing as in my last post, I cut the left over fabric in to 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” rectangles. When pieced together in pairs along the 2 1/2” edge, the pairs become 2 1/2” squares and if pieced together in alternating directions it turns in to a basket weave like pattern.

I made this table runner the same way I made the wall hanging in my last post minus the hanging sleeve. You can find that post here.
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Fabric Scraps – Crumb Piecing

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I decided to organise my left over fabric scraps so it was easier to find what I need and also to use them and not always buy new fabrics. Don’t get me wrong fabric shopping is a very fun and addictive thing to do and the best retail therapy. But scrap fabric projects is very fun too and it is impossible to throw away fabric. One way to use left over fabric, especially small pieces is crumb piecing. If you search crumb quilts in Pinterest, you will find many tutorials and projects. Here is how I made my first Crumb Pieced mini wall hanging:

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Christmas Wreath Wallhanging

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I have done some more scrappy Christmas sewing. In my search for new and fun ideas I came across a free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop, it is called Half Yard Wreath Wallhanging Pattern. The wallhanging finishes at 52 1/2″ x 52 1/2″ which is way too big for my walls, so I halved all the measurements and ended up a wallhanging half the size. So I guess in my case it is a fat quarter wreath.

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Christmas Placemats

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Christmas will be here soon and last year I never got around to do any Christmas Sewing. This year I decided not to let that happen, so I got my Christmas fabrics out in September.
Of course a lot of it was scraps, but there was two packs of fat quarters that hadn’t been used. These ten fat quarters; three red, two green and five white , became five large placemats.

I used my mug rug and pot holder tutorial that you can download from my tutorial page.
I cut each fat quarter in to 13″x17″ and used a white one and a red or a green one for each placemat. I also cut five pieces of thin iron on batting in the same size and ironed them on to the white pieces.

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