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For several years I have put fabric aside in my stash for a Christmas table runner. This particular Martha Negley print (that I think is GORGEOUS) has been patiently curing on my shelf for at least 4 years. Gasp. Finally, I decided to just make something simple and get it on the table already!
I took two lengths of the cotton print and sewed a hunk of natural linen/cotton blend in between them with 3/8" seam allowance. Not really wanting a quilt on the table, I chose to sew the whole works right sides together with a brushed cotton (sort of like a one-sided flannel). I turned it right sides out, topstitched the edges and each seam and then got busy tracing 3 different sized lids onto the linen. I embroidered a running stitch with 3 strands of burgundy, ivory and green DMC floss.
Sorta like a quickie version of my Crop Circles Table runner tutorial over there on
in my sidebar.
Seriously, you can whip one of these up in an afternoon.
I'm excited to head over town to the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild meeting tonight. We'll be having a handmade ornament exchange and goodies, plus members can sign up for the day retreat I'm running in February. It's going to be a great evening!