Sunday, October 13, 2013

Table runners

The Bloom Craft Fair is back again. November 23rd from 9-3 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. I've had great success and a lot of fun at this craft fair. I decided to make some table runners this year. Quilts don't seem to fly off the shelves (oops, tables) there, but maybe a table runner might make the attempt.

My friend Carrie had given me this Christmas fabric that she had leftover. I've been cutting up the charm packs for a quilt, but I thought these scraps would be fun to make into runners. Throw a bit of fancy quilting in there to spice it up.

I only had little strips left once I cut out the squares for the other runner, so I pieced these together as well and quilted wavy lines.

These next two are my favorites. I bought a single charm pack called Sunnyside by Kate Spain. I absolutely love some of the fabrics in this pack, but didn't care too much for the rest of them. So what do you do with a bunch of squares that you don't like? Make table runners and mug rugs of course!

To be fair, I did go online and order some yardage of the fabrics I did love. I'm just dispensing with the rest.

I chopped some of the blues up, but kept the yellow squares intact. I didn't want the runners to all look alike.

My friend Debbie helped me pick out the binding on this one. I had a nice gray/yellow Joel Dewberry print that would have looked very sophisticate, but the orange really brought the happy out in this runner.

I had a lot of fun quilting this one. Love feathers! And I finally broke out my sample Magna-Glide bobbins. Drool! The tension was perfect, not a single track. Love, love, love these. Think I'm going to have to stock up:)

So come on out to Redeemer Church on November 23rd and get a great deal on a table runner!


  1. Beautiful! Your friend Debbie loves, loves, loves Glide thread and MagnaGlide bobbins too! :)

  2. Love the feathers too! They all look great. One day I'll give some Glide a try.

  3. Laura, those are all so beautiful and I bet they will sell quick.