Friday, October 7, 2016

Tablerunners and stitching

Well, I have LOTS of stitching on my 'to do' list, but, I pulled out these table runner kits I made up a couple of  years ago, and decided to make them, this week.  I used these when I taught a table runner class at church, for a beginning quilting group.  I decided it was time to use up the extra kits.

2 finished table runners

up close

showing backing
I made a third Christmas table runner, too, but, I still need to stitch the binding to the front.
3rd, almost done
I used faux piping binding on these.
up close of faux piping binding
I started on these Wednesday afternoon, and finished a few minutes ago.

I have done some other stitching this week, too.  I've been sewing on my Bear Paw blocks.
Bear Paw QAL
I really should be stitching on all the things on my 'to do' list, but, I just wanted to do something different.  Lots of frustrating things going on, family wise, and I needed something new as a distraction. 

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10 comments:

  1. Cute runners. Love the fabric you chose for you bear paw.

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  2. Nice projects! I totally understand wanting to do something besides the to-do list. Sometimes a day or two away from the list makes it much more desirable. Love the bear paw blocks (I think that is my favorite quilt block- I'm never sure!) Hope the frustration in your life settles down. ~Jeanne

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  3. The table runners are very festive! I know what you mean by needing a project for distraction. I call them pallet cleansers! LOL

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  4. I'm making a table runner, what size are your table runners? My maple leaf blocks are nine inches, should I make the table runner nine inches wide with a small border or eighteen inches wide, no border?

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  5. Ah, calming sewing - know that feeling. Lovely projects and hope things get better.

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  6. That reminds me of some kits I have sitting around. I may make some more for a small class in January. Maybe they could be combined into runners for the more skillful students. I find having a project on hand is very relaxing and when I am between projects the stress is higher.

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  7. What lovely table runner; sometimes simple is just the best! I must try the faux piped binding as it looks really good. And you've made good progress on your Bear Paw blocks. Are you enjoying the QAL?

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  8. Very pretty table runners. I know how you feel about needing a distraction. Good lick and have fun sewing.

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  9. You haven't shared that stash report yet ... it must've been a HUGE haul!! Your table runners are fun -- what a terrific gift!! I like the faux piping...I need to learn to do that!! :)

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  10. I am so glad to have you quilting along on the Bear Paw, Cheryl. Hope it's been therapeutic and helping you to get through the troubling times!

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