Sure, it’s nearly Wednesday afternoon, but you’ve got Thanksgiving dinner under control, right? At least enough to fit in a little last minute sewing to class up your holiday table? Karin Jordan of Leigh Laurel Studios has put together a super easy tutorial for a gorgeous table runner. It pieces together quickly and features straight line quilting, so for you motivated sewists, this one is totally possible before tomorrow at noon! Not in the mood for the last minute rush? Depending on your color scheme, this timeless piece is perfect for your table year round. What colors would you use? What have you crafted for your holiday meals?
Herringbone Table Runner
This long table runner was designed for fall, but can easily be adapted into any color scheme. It goes together quickly and would be a fun project for a beginning to intermediate quilter. Finished size is 14” x 54”.
– 1/2 yard each of eleven Cotton fabric
– 1 triangle of Cotton fabric cut one using template on pdf
– One 18” x 58“ rectangle backing fabric (piece if necessary)
– One 2-1/4” x 165“ strip binding
– One 18” x 58” rectangle Pellon® Nature’s Touch® 100% Natural Cotton Batting
– 50 weight Cotton thread
– Safety pins
– Sewing machine and related supplies
– Rotary cutter and related supplies
For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!
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Karin Jordan blogs at Leigh Laurel Studios. She grew up under her architect father’s drafting table, making mini models out of the cardboard scraps that fell to the floor. At age ten she purchased her first sewing machine from a neighbor who taught her sewing basics. A former magazine editor and antique American folk art gallery director, she now loves being a blogging, stay-at-home-mom. She regularly draws upon her degree in art history for inspiration for her sewing, embroidery, craft patterns and activities with kids. Karin’s husband is remarkably patient while she does her best to balance being a full-time assistant to two children under four with her creative endeavors. Her goal? Do something creative every day.