Thursday, September 11, 2008

I started one!!!

Wow, I was actually able to work on one of the New Year’s projects today. This is one I started in July and today I just got back to it. I am making a fall table runner for my oldest daughter. I have made this runner quite a few times. It is so easy. First you cut strips 3 ½ inches wide

Then sew them into a strip set.

Cut them into 3 ½ inch strips again

Next "step- sew" them. So it looks like this....

Now for the fun part, take row one and row eleven and sew them together, "step sewing" also. When this is done you will have a tube!!!

Lay it down, match the points, press one end and CUT it!!

Open it up, it will be a table runner!

I only got to this point. Hopefully tomorrow I can add the borders and get it marked for hand quilting. My goal is to start the hand quilting Sunday night! How are you doing on your projects? If you would like to join us, visit
Finn and sign up. We can all rise to the challenge!!


  1. Wow, what a quick and easy way to make a tablerunner! I love it! Can't wait to see the next steps. ;-)

  2. Hi Jane, thanks for the look alert and for the great tutorial on your table runner. Looks like fun to do it that way.
    I'm finding that being part of this group really is spurring me onward. I'm actually happy and excited to be finishing up some things that have just lain there.
    Great job on this one, happy stitching! Hugs, Finn

  3. This year was suppose to be my sabbatical leave from crafts (doing my master's project) but it ends up more like stashing for my so many wanna do - tatting, knitting, sewing.

    Do you mind sharing how your sew-step? I am very much interested in your *simple* way of doing table runner. Wanna buy ready made but this is better. You can email me privately to concerningzarina AT gmail DOT com

  4. This is so pretty! Can't wait to see it all finished.

  5. A beautiful table runner, Jane, your daughter will love it.

  6. Looks like a nice one...thanks for the tutorial.

  7. Wow - great idea! Thank you for sharing! Can't wait to see the finished result!

  8. Thanks for the tutorial ... I'm looking forward to seeing the finished tablerunner.

  9. This runner is lovely, love the criss
    cross effect of the fabrics!

  10. I love your table runner its so nice Im sure your daughter will love it lucky girl.
    Hugs Mary.

  11. I love it Mom! It will look great on my kitchen table!

  12. I want to do this! Maybe I can find time in the next few weeks to start another project. My garden is still going right now and keeping me really busy!


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