I have been making some small runners that are fun to use on small tables or in the bathroom on the back of the toilet. I was planning on making a detailed tutorial but there is too much going on right now.
A table runner this size uses very little fabric and make great little gifts. I like to keep some on hand in different holiday fabrics.
I had some fat eighth fabrics which were 9 inches by 22 so I cut 2 inch strips of the prints and 1 inch strips of some solids for accents. The runner can be made as a quilt as you go by sewing your strips to the backing/batting or you can just sew the pieces together and then add your batting/backing and quilt it. I do both.
I like to use this little template to round my corners, then I trim the piece and zig-zag or serge the edge.
Then I add a 1 inch cotton cluny lace to cover the edges. I also left one runner with straight edges and then added a 2.5 inch binding. If you wanted to make the rounded corners you should use bias binding – otherwise straight binding works just fine.
For a bath runner I like to make it about 9 inches by 17 inches which is just a little wide but after a couple washings/drying the size is perfect.
There hasn’t been any change in Builder Bob’s Bells Palsy but he is finally getting out a bit. I think at first it was very depressing for him (which I understand completely). Everyone asks if he had a stroke. Eating is still a pain………just last night the poor guy bit his lip….again. Thanks for everyone asking about him.
My dad who lives with us just celebrated his 80th birthday. He has put off heart surgery for quite some time but it looks like he may have it within the next 2 weeks. He will get a valve replacement and bypass…..very serious stuff.
I have been receiving at least 100 anonymous- junk comments every day for the last week or so so I am turning off anonymous comments for a while…..sorry Pat and others!