Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines Table Runner

I saw this tutorial for a table runner over at Diary of a Quilter and went right out to buy fabric to make one.  I am not going to go into detail because Amy's tutorial is awesome.  I will tell you that I bought a 1/4 yard of 16 different pieces of fabric.  Originally I was going to go with a red, pink, and white theme but the reds weren't thrilling me so I stuck with shades of pinks and white.  Here's my fabric!

This was very easy to make. I used my rotary cutter and mat and cut 2 or 3 pieces out of each piece of fabric, varying the sizes.  I would up with 36 strips total and at the end I had one strip left over.  I have no idea how I managed that!  I made my runner 16" wide and 48" long.  

I used a temporary basting spray to keep the backing and the batting together while I sewed the strips on.  After all the strips were sewed on I used a silver quilt marking pencil to free hand hearts on the back and then free motion quilted hearts all over it.  I used  purchased double fold bias tape to bind it.   Then I threw it in the washer to get all the marks off the back.

I just LOVE it!    I am going to make one for March with greens and free motion shamrocks on it!  I think I will round the edges since my table is an oval.  Oh the possibilities.  



Chris said...

Your runner turned out great! I have followed that tutorial twice easy to do, and beautiful results. The Valentines colors are so pretty.

Kathleen said...

Thanks Chris, I love it. I already went out and bought some greens for a St. Patty's day themed one for March!

Tasha said...

So cute. I love table runners. This is just darling. Fun fabric choices. Thank you for coming and sharing it.

Amanda said...

Love it! You were featured today on my blog - Today's Top 20! Love if you could stop by!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Oh my gosh, Kathleen! I found you from Night Owl Crafting. Please take a look at my blog tomorrow (I just edited the pictures for it and will post in the morning) and you'll see why I was instantly drawn to you.
I'm your newest follower!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

I featured this on my blog today.

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

OH that is Darling!! What a fun idea! I am stopping over from the oldie but goodie party. I am a new follower! I would love for you to stop by sometime!

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