Showing posts with label table runner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label table runner. Show all posts

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Meg's Seasonal Runners

When my mom was staying with me in October she and I put together an Ikea table that I'm using to decorate for holidays.  She asked me if I was going to make runners for each holiday to which I said "Probably".  And then she mentioned that would be so cool or neat...something along those line.

So the plan was made...not for me but for her!  I called Heather and told her my idea, to make mom runners for the major holidays/seasons.  She was in and we were on!  My holidays were Valentine's, Summer and Halloween.  Heather's were Spring, Fall and Christmas.

As you know our dear dad passed three days before Christmas.  It was so hard being in their home Christmas morning which a few weeks before I thought the very worst case scenario it would be my dad's last Christmas.  I was relieved that Heather and I already had thoughtful gifts for her.

Here was the start of my Valentine's:

And I shared a couple months ago the start to my Halloween blocks.  The whole runner is black and whites with just a few pops of purple.

I'll share the finishes on those another day (as well as Heather sharing hers!).  Here's my "cheater" runner. I say that because it's not quilted ;)

This is summer...our mom has shades of aqua and teal in her home.  I thought this could really fill in whenever.  Burlap, lace down the sides and ruffles on the end.


Sorry I didn't iron the burlap...again.  I was just too busy with everything going on but wanted to make sure I got some pictures before I wrapped them up!

I cut the ruffles on the bias.  Basically the edges are unfinished but they will not fray anymore than you see here, that's the beauty of cutting fabric on the bias!



There you have it.  She really liked them.  And I still don't have seasons for myself...what the heck??
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Tutorial: A Christmas Runner

Welcome to our first Guest Holiday Gift Tutorial!
Every Monday through December

At market in May Heather and I got to meet Amber from A Little Bit Biased.  As it turns out she lives very close to Heather and in the town that I grew up in :)  Anyway she is super nice, super talented and was one of the first people to come to our mind when we thought of doing a Guest Holiday Gift Tutorial series.  She designs really great patterns, Gigi's Thimble Quilt Patterns and makes darling projects, like this Candy Hearts quilt that I looooove.  Have fun with this tutorial!  Thank you Amber!!



I'm thrilled that Megan and Heather asked me to participate in their Holiday Gift Tutorials series.  In my opinion, there is nothing better than a handmade gift for the holidays.  So today, I thought I would share this festive table topper tutorial.  It's the perfect little project for using up scraps and it's sure to dress up any home during the holidays!
Finished size: 20" x 26"
Here's what you'll need: (20) 2-1/2" x 4" scraps of assorted green fabrics (15) 1-1/2" squares of assorted red fabrics for berries 1/3 yd. beige fabric for background 1/4 yd. red fabric for sashing 6 yds. green 5/8" wide ric rac 3/8 yd. red fabric for bias binding 2/3 yd. backing 3/8 yd. light weight fusible web (17" wide) such as Heat n Bond batting, 24" x 30" Let's get started! First you will need to trace THIS leaf template (20 times) and a U.S. nickle (15 times) onto the paper side of fusible web.  Roughly cut out each shape.  Iron (paper side up) to the wrong side of the appropriate colored fabric scraps.  Cut out each shape on the traced line (leaving the paper on at this point).
Next, from your beige colored fabric, cut three 3-1/2" x width of fabric strips.  Sub cut these strips into five 3-1/2" x 20" strips.  Fold one strip in half and press with a warm iron to mark the center.  Then fold in each end to the center point and press again.  Peel of the paper back of three berries.  Center one berry on each fold mark (the edge of each berry should be 1-1/4" away from the edge of the beige strip).  Press with a warm iron to adhere.
Peel off the paper back of four leaves and center on either side of each berry (edge of leaf should be 3/4" away from the edge of beige strip).  Press with a warm iron to adhere.
Repeat this process for the other four strips of leaves and berries. Once all of the leaves and berries are adhered, machine applique around each one using a small zig zag stitch and coordinating thread.
* I marked each of my strips with a number so I could keep them in order :) 
Set leaf/berry strips aside.  From your red fabric, cut three 2-1/2" x width of fabric strips.  Sub cut these into six 2-1/2" x 20" strips.  You will also need to cut ten 21" strips of ric rac.
Sew one piece of ric rac to either side of each red strip of fabric (using an 1/8" seam allowance).  The ric rac tends to fray so don't trim it until right before quilting.
Sew the strips together using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Alternate colors, beginning and ending with the red.  **Don't mind this picture, it was taken before all the leaves and berries were adhered and before the ric rac was sewn on - but it shows you the layout of the strips :)
Quilt as desired and bind with 2-1/4" bias strips.  You can check out my "Sweet Bias Binding Tutorial" on my blog for some tips!
I hope you enjoyed this project and tutorial but if you're still itchin' for some more red and green quilty goodness, check out my new Pretty Peppermints quilt pattern HERE
Happy Holidays to everyone
(and may there be lots of handmade goodies coming your way! :)
~ Amber
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Heartbreak Homestead, great table runner...

Hannah from Heartbreak Homestead made this striking little table runner. I love patterns that are so unique. I really had a fun time looking through her blog. Here is the link to all her quilting projects, and follow this link for the rest of her fun blog here...




and it's done!

drum roll please...i met, neigh, beat a deadline. a little pat on the back is in order for myself - i was never once worried that i wouldn't be finished in time with this project. it just worked!
spring runner

many thanks to the handsome johnny - table runner model extraordinaire.

the mission for this little sew-along (hosted by stumbles & stitches) was this: celebrate spring, and find inspiration in rashida coleman's zig zag table runner from her book i love patchwork.
now i love spring - the weather is just perfect (once it hits 78 degrees, i'm crabby), windows get cracked open for the first time in months, mud, and happy little flowers budding and blooming. purple and blue crocuses live in my yard - hence the purple and blue spring runner, complete with lots (and lots and lots) of white and some vintage daisies for binding.

and not mention some half square triangles that i'm finally happy with! matching corners and consistent size, be-still my heart. now if only i were brave enough to put it on our table - maybe white wasn't the best idea with a wild toddler who loves nothing more than to eat, both food and crayons.

spring runner
spring runner



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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Heather's halloween runner...

Morning all. 
Today's quiltstory post is by Me (Heather)
This is a story about a runner and a sister who threw the other sister under the bus.
And publicly called her a thief.  
This is a story of Heather and Megan.


If you read this post on Fresh Poppy last week. You will see that Megan accused me of taking more than my fair share of fabric. See my runner is smaller than she thought from my tiny text message photo.
Then she thought she saw piles of left over fabrics in the little corner of my text message photo.
She was sadly mistaken.


Our Mother was so offended by Megan's post. She wanted me to get mad at her. But I defended Megan (I have been known to be the nicer sister) And I told my Mom she must have been kidding. 
But my Mother kept saying how mean spirited it was. And I agree with my Mom.


We are not really in a fight. I have since forgiven Megan. We clearly have some issues to work on.

This is my version of the runner. While I had thoughts of appliqu├ęd ghosts and goblins in my head.  I was afraid if I just didn't get it finished it wouldn't be done in time for this Halloween, and by the time next Halloween came around, I would be in love with a new line. 

So simple it is, but it makes my kids really happy.  That makes it worth it.


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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fabric Tuesday!

FABRIC TUESDAY #6
 and a runner tutorial!

You know the rules...but here we go again... we have still seen a few posts without our button or a mention in your blog post. We don't want to be mean, but we will start deleting your links...  :(

Also, last week there were a few link ups that had NO COMMENTS! Let's all be nice and comment on each other, especially if you see people without any. Everyone loves to be noticed.


Step 1 easy peasy...

Step 2 easy peasy

I did 3 rows with 4 blocks each...

This is my Mom's view....LUCKY this is why we love to go to her house to craft!

Depending on your runner, I wanted a little longer, but didn't want to spend the time to make up more blocks. I cut in half a  fat quarter and matched it up on each short end of the runner and trimmed. I loved the giant polka dot print, but knew I would need to use large peices, so this worked out perfectly...
I will post the finished project soon! Promise!


And now FABRIC TUESDAY
Link up a recent craft project that uses fabric.

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Can't wait to see your creations! Thanks for coming by!

PS GO TO FRESH POPPY DESIGN and check out Megan's fall mantel...