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.