Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Table Runner Project ~ Part 4

Sew, sew, sew...such a busy day!Here is one of my completed sub-sections. I have all 8 of them made, pressed and the edges straightened up.
Here are 4 of them placed as they would go in the table runner. Join the side with the biggest light(#1 section) to the same side of another unit. You'll get 4 pairs of them that you then join to another unit on the long side. Now you've got 2 units of 4 each. Join those 2 together and you have the bulk of the table runner. Add a border strip(any width that suits you, I usually use a 4.5" piece. Whether or not you choose to add one on all 4 sides is up to you. I like it with just 2. Layer and quilt as desired. Bind if you like, or do a pillowcase turn to avoid binding.
** Because mine sub-sections were cut at 2", you can see more of each fabric I used. Varying the width of the sub-section is up to you. But sewing WOF(even by mistake) enables me to get more than one runner(if I cut at 1.5", or make a bigger one.
This is so fast and easy you certainly can play around with it. I'll show you my 'put together' table runner tomorrow. Thanks for sewing along with me *VBS*

15 comments:

Katie said...

Love the bird fabric. Looking good. Makes me want to sew but I must do run around errands tomorrow.:(

Susan said...

All the directions seem clear to me! Thanks again.

Kim said...

thanks Finn- I'll have to try it :)

Norma said...

Oh, Finn, I am in the middle of several projects and now I JUST have to go dig in my Christmas stash and make one of these. Thank you so much...........I think! LOL

I wrote down all the directions for strip sizes. I will let you know how it goes.

Nana's Quilts said...

Very cute - and it would be terrific with Christmas fabrics (or actually, any would be just fine, as well)

cher said...

terrific job! boy, I miss one day and bang! you have so much going on at your house to keep up with! love seeing all your quilty energy happening Finn. hugs

Tamera said...

Looks like you've been BUSY!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Really cute idea!

ForestJane said...

Those are cute, Finn!

I'm blog hopping around, trying to see what people are doing with Christmas fabric - quite a lot of inspiration out here!

dee said...

This looks like fun. Unfortunately I am sewing up a storm because, in a moment of shear stupidity, I decided to make new curtains for Christmas....now. Nothing like waiting till the last moment. Almost done, but remind me next summer, when I'm looking for something to do, that it might be time to tackle holiday projects-DUH-Seriously!

andsewitis Holly said...

I love quilts as table cloths and table runners etc. Always have one or the other on my table for
"everyday". I should make one for holidays, too. Great idea, Finn.

meggie said...

This looks like something I could do! LOL.
I have not been as diligent at checking all the blogs, & here, I find you have all these lovely posts I missed.
Love the photo of you & the grandson, & kitty.
I hope you are keeping warm & cosy!
Thankyou for the instructions.

Kathie said...

finn
great table runner project
may just have to whip one up too.
I love that bird fabric
look I started my blog again!
Kathie

Tracy said...

This is beautiful! I wish I had more sewing time so I could try it:) Maybe for next Christmas *VBS*

atet said...

Thanks for the lovely table runner tutorial! I wish I had time to try it right now! (but after Christmas -- hmm, maybe I'll finally work ahead for NEXT year!)