A Christmas Table Runner

Remember the poinsettia fabric that found its way home with me last week? I was able to spend most of Tuesday and Wednesday sewing, and one of the projects I finished was a table runner made from those fabrics.

Here’s the fabric before….

Good Tidings Fabric and Stonehenge Northcott

…..and here it is after:

Quilted Table Runner

I really like how the dark fabric picks up the darkness of the flowers. However, my favorite part is the binding. I love how it frames the runner and lightens up the piece, keeping it from being too dark.

I kept the quilting super simple, just ditch stitching the stars and the blocks. I had originally thought I would do something in the sashing and borders, but once I had all the outline stitching finished, the quilt told me to stop. I’m glad I did because I really like how the focus is on the fabric and not on the quilting.

I made this table runner for the craft show I’ll be attending on Saturday. If it doesn’t sell, it will find a permanent home on my Christmas table – that’s how much I like it. If it does sell (fingers crossed!) I’ll be making another one of these for myself. So no matter what, it’s a win/win for me!

I do think I’ll be a bit more particular and fussy cut those flowers for the center of the star blocks if I get to make another one. But that would be the only thing I would change.

quilted table runner

Wish me luck, have a great weekend and I hope you get in some stitching time!!

Linking up with Finish it up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

 

 

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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15 Responses to A Christmas Table Runner

  1. Wonderful work! Thanks for linking up to Finished or Not Friday!

  2. Jasmine says:

    I like the light binding as well. I may need to do that because my new table is a darker wood. Thanks for sharing your beautiful runner.

  3. It’s beautiful Beth! Looks great on your table. I hope you had a wonderful time at the craft show.

    -Soma

  4. Rachel says:

    Lovely! I like the stars and how the light binding makes it pop on your table. Perfect! Good luck at the craft fair!

  5. Rachel says:

    Lovely! I like the stars and how the light binding makes it pop on your dark table. Perfect! Good luck at the craft fair!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Good luck at your craft sale, this runner is beautiful!

  7. Paige says:

    Have fun at the show! I’m guessing you won’t be bringing this one back home! And I agree about the binding, it frames it nicely.

  8. Kate says:

    That one should sell quickly. It looks so nice on your table. Hope the craft sell goes really well.

  9. Michell says:

    Lovely table runner

  10. Tish says:

    Beth, this is beautiful! I’m so excited for your craft sale this weekend. I wish I could be there, but know I’m cheering your on!

  11. I do hope you have a wonderful time at the show!!

  12. Pretty runner. I’ll be surprised if you come back home with it! Hope the craft show goes well!

  13. Patricia says:

    Pretty, wish I could come and buy it! The binding is perfect.

  14. Lovely, Beth! Good luck with sales at your craft show!

  15. Vicki in MN says:

    Very Christmasy Beth! Good luck-is the sale this weekend?

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