Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday Table Runners

Last year I made a whole bunch of aprons as holiday gifts and the year before the gift 'de jeur' was potholders so I thought I'd try something new.  But it could not be tooooo complicated 'cause I have a lot to make.  So I settled on quick turned ( no binding needed, Yeah!) table runners.   Here are my first two efforts.
I had some 5" patches left over from a charm packet which went together real quick
Correction:  These charm squares were from a packet by Moda but not a Riley Blake line.  
Sometimes all it takes is a really cute print like this one from Kauffman fabrics.  This side is Chanukkah themed, but the other side could be used for any Jewish Holiday! 
I use that same idea when making charitable quilts like this one.  I'm always on the look out for printed panels that can be used for kid's quilts to donate like this one.  Really cute but not to time consuming to make. 
And I whipped up this blankey for my Grand daughter who turned 1 year old on the 9th! The cute snowman patches were contributed by my friend Randy
If you are interested in my quick turn methods check out this post.
Happy Holiday sewing!
Cheers, CW


  1. I really like your table runner gift idea, especially the reversible one! Great idea! Your granddaughter is going to love her snowman quilt! Very cute charity quilt too! A merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. Very cute Clair! Love the reversible tablerunner.

  3. why did my mum have to have a round table? I don't think making the table runners round is as easy as making them straight ... and are they still runners if they are circles?
    Anyway I like the sort of hmm "dezent" (restrained,unobtrusive) nature of the runners, you can easily recognize what they stand for, but they don't "scream" it ...