Before I packed my festive-themed fabrics away for a few months, I played around with a few scraps. These small 2.5" squares were cut from a Charm pack of "Figgy Pudding" and the background fabric is "Fruit Cake" both by Basic Grey for Moda. The pattern is "Mini Charm Mix" and is a free download from the Fat Quarter Shop website. I used a light grey Mettler fine embroidery thread and a Schmetz Microtex needle size 60 for piecing this together...
...the runner was quilted with a grey Aurifil 40/2 weight quilting thread and a Schmetz Topstitch needle. I stitched in the ditch then used the edge of the walking foot as a guide and quilted rows half an inch apart. Once the quilting was completed, I cut strips of fabric 1.5" wide and stitched this along the edge of the quilt, 3/8" away from the raw edge and mitering the corners...
...once the binding was machined into place, it was pressed and folded to the back of the runner and hand titched into place. One of my labels was machine stitched across one of the corners before the binding was sewn on...
...and here's the completed festive runner. Only another 11 months and this will have pride of place on my dining table. It matches the "Figgy Pudding" Christmas cushions that I made a few weeks ago too. This pattern really is so simple to piece together. And it's a great way of using up scraps too, and I've certainly got lots of those!
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