I had a lovely Daysail Charm Pack I had picked up a while ago but didn't have a plan for. I wasn't sure what I would do with it, but then right before Christmas I came up with a design for a table runner. But I had to finish my Christmas sewing, and shopping and then the wrapping and so on and so forth. So I knew it would be after Christmas before I could get to it.
I have also had a terrible cold since the Monday before Christmas. So I treated myself to a Craftsy class. May as well be doing something fun while I am laying around. And that is how two things came together to create this table runner.
The class I took was Maureen Cracknell's Quick-Quilt-As-You-Go. As I was watching this class I realized that I could make the table runner using her techniques. And then lo and behold if she didn't show a runner very similar to what I had in mind - so that totally inspired me to make it this way.
And can I just say I love this method! Truly - when you have it pieced it's quilted! I added some more quilting just because I wanted to but it was totally secure without it. I just love quilting along both sides of the seams so had to add a little of that. ;)
I used some old red gingham that I don't love for the back. It's pretty it's just not quilting cotton but for this small item will be fine as the back.
I decided to use more of the charm squares to make a scrappy binding. I love it but there are so many seams that I ended up with one in the corner - making things difficult. But it's OK. I still love it.
So what are you sewing after the holidays?
Hope you're having a creative week!
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