I love the colours in this table runner. I was looking in my stash for some fabrics to make a table runner and I found these two fabrics.
This orange and brown floral fabric was in some scraps that I inherited. It was cut out, obviously in pieces to make a shirt. I don’t know the vintage, but judging by the pattern, I think it might be from the sixties or seventies. I used that as the feature fabric in the runner. Whoever cut it out has no more chance of getting a shirt.
I thought it went nicely with this green fabric in my stash, so I paired those two on a neutral background fabric.
This is the accent fabric variation of the Fill in the Blanks Jr. Table Runner pattern. It is a great pattern for featuring seasonal fabrics or novelty prints.
It is 12″ x 36″, but the pattern offers five different sizes ranging from 12″ x 20″ to 12″ x 52″.
I quilted it with the Simple Quilting design straight vertical lines. The lines are 1/4″ away from the seams going in one direction only.
This is a quick way to finish it, and it adds a lot of texture to the finished piece.
The dark brown binding finishes it off nicely. I’m happy with how it turned out. I like the fabric in this better than in a shirt.
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