Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Christmas table runner

A few weeks ago I started on a Christmas project as I found some fabric with Christmas prints at my local thrift store. I decided to make a stripy table runner. It took longer time than I thought. It was more difficult than I thought. More work involved than I thought. But I am pleased with the result and very pleased with the experience.

I quilted with straight lines (that ended up not being so straight after all...).

And I hand stitched the binding for the first time. Which was and wasn't a success. The result was great. I really really like it. So neat and no wobbly seams. My arm was worse off (yes I am still suffering from that %!^#$^!*%&*! "crochet elbow"!!!). And it took a long time. So, I think I will continue to do the machine binding version in the future. Since the first of advent the table runner is on my table adding some Christmas spirit to the house. I like it. Just because it is homemade which makes it extremely special.



  1. It's beautiful! Machine quilting all those lines takes a lot of time - I know!! They look straight to me! I too prefer machine stitching binding as opposed to hand stitching - I used to do it on the first few quilts I made but it always took FoReVeR!! so now it's the machine for me! :) x

  2. Hördududu! du börjar bli riktigt haj pá det där!
    Väldans tjusigt skulle jag säga.
    Min virkaxel spökar en hel del den med. Vi fár akta oss sá att det inte blir kroniskt, tänk vad hemskt att inte kunna virka mer:(

  3. Beautiful runner Annette! So bad that elbow... I hope it will be better in 2011. How is the porcelain painting going?
    Love, Maaike

  4. Hi Annette!
    It's a wonderful tablerunner.
    Very special indeed!
    ~X~ Karin

  5. Hej
    Jag som trodde att en sån gick snabbt och enkelt, jag ska nämligen göra en till julklapp. Än har jag ju tid så det ska väl gå bra....Väldigt snygg blev din i allafall. Nu har jag bara en tenta kvar i ekonomi före jul, de andra två har gått bra så jag hoppas denna går bra också. Längtar efter mina tre veckors jullov! Hoppas ni har det bra!

  6. It looks straight to me!! It's really fabulous and it makes me wish I had one!!!

  7. It's really a marvellous tablerunner! With the detailphoto's one can understand a little how much sewing and measuring work this asked...

  8. Your table runner is so lovely and bright. You have done a great job.

  9. You will have the perfect christmas with such perfect table runner!

  10. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I love your table runner so much that I featured it on my blog today:


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