Thursday, November 17, 2011


(10/23/12: Edited to add - I now have the pdf pattern available in my etsy shop.  For a limited time I also have kits available for this table runner.)

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! 
table runner 1

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! 

table runner 2

christmas table runner 2

christmas table runner 4

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….

Oh, and the table runner is in the shop :)  Sorry, the table runner is sold!

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.

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  1. I have not done raw edge applique but I love the way it looks when it has been washed and is all cute and scruffy. I love your Christmas stars!! So festive!!

  2. This is such a pretty table runner. I keep thinking I'd like to make a Christmas one, and may try this technique.

  3. OK. I want one. :-)

    And for the record, I save the Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, too. I think it's a good tradition, and it keeps it special.

  4. Beautiful! Amazing! I love the simplicity. The complexity. The beautiful photography. The great use of a small one's naptime. The beautiful Etsy shop, too.

  5. Oh Andy it is lovely! Heat n bond is my best friend.

  6. Hard to believe that it is hard made. Always simple work is more attractive and I noticed that it is great use of small stars at the every corner.

  7. Very cute!!! Love the striped binding, stitched stars and the quilting design! Great job!

  8. Do you have a pattern for the star?
    It's so cute; I'd like to try it...
    ?Who knows? maybe even get it done before Christmas...

  9. Karen
    I used Adobe Illustrator to create a star template. I saved it as a pdf file though, so if you'd like me to email that to you I'd be happy to share. Just send me your email address and I'll get it right out to you!

  10. Andy: I'm not sure the pdf printed off correct by size...can you tell me the measurement of the star from one point across to the opposite point? Thanks.


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