Well I just couldn't resist making one more of these quick and easy table runners! I used a few left over scraps from a brown batik quilt that I made last year, and the pattern "Mini Charm Mix" (a free download from the Fat Quarter Shop website). This pieced together really quickly. I used pellon felted polyester wadding as it's really thin and ideal for runners and place mats. 505 spray was used to spray baste the layers together...
...a Mettler silk finish thread was used for the quilting. I started with "stitch in the ditch" and then using the edge of the walking foot as a guide, I quilted straight rows half an inch apart. Strips of brown batik were cut for single fold binding, and stitched 3/8" from the raw edge of the runner...
...the straight row quilting is really simple to do, as there's no pattern to worry about, and is very relaxing to do. I stitched a label to one of the corners on the back of the runner before stitching the binding on. The binding was then folded over to the back of the runner and stitched into place by hand...
...this will be used on my dining table when the quilt with the same fabrics is used on the back of the sofa. As I have a large open plan lounge/diner, these will look great together.
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