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    Repost- the Merry and Bright Table runners, two options!

    November 14, 2017

    I’m reposting these runners I designed last year, in time for your merry making season! (You’ll find the relevant links below!) The first one is a link to the pattern in my Craftsy shop, where you can whip up your own runner or table mat with your fave Christmas fabrics. You’ll need some fusible web for this option.

    The second one is a pre-printed panel available in my Spoonflower shop, that comes with everything you need including backing and binding, (except for the batting of course), if you want something quick and cheerful to stitch up with not as much fuss. (And to note, Spoonflower shipping deadlines before Christmas are fast approaching!)

    Here they are, happy sewing!!
    Pattern for a total customizable runner:

     

    pattern-cover

    Wheeehew! Got ‘er done, just in time for weekend sewing!

    Here’s a link to my new Merry and Bright Table Toppers pattern in my Craftsy shop, you get directions for both sizes in the same PDF pattern, a great twofer deal!

    The applique is done with fusible web, so there’s very little sewing involved.

    If you make one, I’d love to see! Feel most welcome to tag me on Instagram @cynthiafrenette with a pic!

     

    Pre-printed panel:

    I’ve just added a new table runner panel to my Spoonflower shop, the Merry and Bright Table runner!

    I designed it to fit and print on one full yard of Kona Cotton Ultra, and you get the front design panel, coordinating backing fabric, and matching binding! You can get it printed on any of their fabrics of course, but I made it fit to one yard of regular cotton to keep it simple.

    printed-panel

    Here’s what it looks like printed, fresh out of the envelope from Spoonflower.

    runner-pieces

    So all you need to do it cut out the pieces! The backing is slightly larger than the front so you have a bit of wiggle room for your quilt sandwich, and there are 4 strips of binding, it uses a just bit less than 3, so you there’s one extra strip you can play with for other projects.

    quilting

    Once your pieces are cut, make your quilt sandwich with a piece of batting and the backing, and get busy quilting in any design you like! I’m particularly fond of the serpentine stitch on my Janome lately, so I used that with a grey-blue thread.

    runner-quilted

    After it’s quilted, trim it down to the outer edges of the front printed panel, join the binding strips and attach them using your preferred method, being careful to ensure a 1/4″ seam allowance, and presto!

    quilted

    Instant table runner!

    runner-full

    The finished runner measures approximately 12″x39.5″.

    If you need a quick holiday gift head over to my Spoonflower shop, link right to the design here, and order a panel or two, or three, stitch them up, and for about $20/each, you’ve got some fun, happy gifts, done and done!

    Happy sewing!

    xoxo

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