Spring Table Runner

Needing a little pop of color in the dining room and the wonderful combinations of fabric arriving gave me some morning inspiration for a new spring table runner. This was an easy choice with a fresh bouquet of daffodils at home, I knew there had to be yellow. Constellations is full of beautiful blues and it was fun to choose a solid to go around the edge. The very best part about this runner was that I stitched it up on the BERNINA 750QE. This machine is so dreamy to sew on!

For this runner, I used 2 fabrics in half yard cuts and made it the full width from selvedge to selvedge, for a finished size of approximately 18″ x 44″. I added a layer of fusible fleece to give it a little loft. This gave me the option of sticking down one whole side to reduce shifting (a few safety pins kept the other side in place). Any scrap batting on hand would do just fine though. Sometimes, projects like this are so simple and satisfying!

With that in mind, we selected a few combinations of new fabrics that would also make lovely Spring table runners. Check these out:

The perfect pick-me-up for our Northwest rainy spring could be these bright and colorful graphic prints!

Erin McMorris’ Moxie
Denyse Schmidt’s Shelburne Falls

Maybe you’d love to bring a little woodsy outdoors in to your dining room.

Sarah Watt’s Timber & Leaf paired with a Anna Maria Horner Field Study Voile
Sarah Watt’s Timber & Leaf

I did the binding by machine and used Michelle’s tips from this post. All in all, the runner probably took me about an hour and would be a great way to practice quilting or test out new patterns for a bigger project.

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