It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year!
I’m one of those people who refrains from breaking out the Christmas music until black Friday. You?
I have no corresponding rule when it comes to sewing for Christmas. Honestly, if I waited until after Thanksgiving to start any Christmas project, then nothing would get done in time.
Last night I sifted through a stack of Christmas fabrics and found a few coordinating fat quarters. I brainstormed for a few minutes and decided to make a table runner using some raw edge applique. I’ve never tried it before. Ever. Guess what? It’s easy.
I spent about an hour last night tracing stars onto the Heat n’ Bond lite, ironing those stars onto the fabric and then cutting the stars out. This afternoon during my son’s two hour nap time, I ironed the stars onto the background fabric, stitched each of them down, basted the layers (backing, batting and top), machine quilted the layers, made the binding and sewed it on. Add one more hour in there to hand stitch the binding and It’s all done!
I like the end result of the raw edge applique, and I love that this was a quick and easy project. It’s a nice change from doing large quilts over several weeks!
I have about a 1/4 yard of Heat n’ Bond left. I feel another Christmas project coming on….
edited to add: I now have the pdf pattern for this Star Table Runner available in my etsy shop. For a limited time I also have kits available for this table runner.