Flowermania Table Runner

Honest to goodness, I have never made or owned a table runner in my life. And like it always perplexed me why so many people made them because I didn’t quite understand the either the utility or attraction. I’m guessing this is because I don’t own a dining room table nor have I ever hosted a dinner. But now that I’ve made one, I totally want to go out and buy a table to showcase this beauty and plan to make many more in the future.

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When Pat Bravo‘s Indie Folk Collection came out, I immediately made myself a Flowermania rosette. I’ve found working closely with fabric in EPP allows me to really understand the fabric, so often I’ll do this first when a collection is really near and dear to my heart as this one is. And then to add a cherry to it, this rosette was included in my February 2018 Designer Spotlight feature with American Patchwork & Quilting.

Shortly after I finished this rosette, I decided to teach an English Paper Class at Fabric Depot on March 17th and wanted it to be a manageably sized project, so we came up with a table runner. Woohoo! Since I needed a sample for the class, I whipped up two additional florets.

Then I all squared it up and decided it needed a border, which for sure made it even more ooh la la.

Then the quilting and the binding with Aurifil 50 wt Ermine was utter perfection in bringing it all together and oh em gee did I fall in love with making table runners.

The one struggle I did have was taking a sexy picture because it’s long and skinny. But I think I did good.

So if you’re in or around the local Portland area, make sure to sign up for the March 17th class because it’s going to be awesome sauce and I’ve got oodles and oodles of tips & tricks to share. It’s totally beginner friendly so no epp experience required!

 

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4 thoughts on “Flowermania Table Runner

  1. How do you do that?! You always manage to take fabrics that I never would think would go together and make something so stunning as this out of it! Shoot. Now I might have to change my feelings about table runners, too.

  2. A runner does not need to be used on a table you know, Depending on the size you make it, it can be used as a dresser scarf, bed runner, on a counter top, cabinet, etc.. any flat surface you want to display your work on.

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