A fun finish to share with you in this post. I shared this table runner in progress in my recent Quilty Tube, so if you’ve watched that, here it is, all done and ready to be used.
Moda HoneyBun Project: Quilted Table Runner
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This project is one of the Sew Sampler Box projects and I tweaked the pattern a little bit to make two table runners instead of one single long one.
I love the fact that the Sew Sampler Box pushes me to make things that I may not make otherwise, not because it’s not pretty but having a monthly subscription kind of kept me accountable to keep on working on projects.
Having a project that comes monthly also keeps me away from thinking about a project too much on whether I should do it, what pattern and fabric should I use and etc.
The Sew Sampler Box comes with most of the materials to get started on the projects, they package the finishing kit separately as well if you are interested to use what the pattern calls for.
For this project, I just raided my stash for the solid background, binding, and backing. Finishing up half-provided kits is always a good reason to bust out some stash. Kind of gets you in the creative mode too in trying to work it all out.
Fabrics used for this quilted table runners
- Moda Fabrics Basic Grey Cider (You can also check out other Basic Grey collections here)
- Solids from my stash (didn’t label them, so am not really sure). The pattern calls for Moda Grunge.
Quilting Tools and Notions I used:
- My trusted workhorse, Janome Horizon Memory Craft QCP8200
- So Fine Thread for piecing
- My ergonomic Rotary Cutter
- Large cutting Mat
- Wool ironing Mat (I have no issues with the smell, but sometimes it can burn if the iron is way too hot and no steam)
- Travelling steam iron (I love this Iron, so much easier to use small iron when pressing small units)
- Sets of Trimming Rulers (small rulers makes a difference when you need to trim small units)
- Friction Pen (mine has run out of ink)
- Hera Marker
The piecing comes together pretty quickly as strip piecing is involved.
I took the time to press the seams open and really did enjoy all the piecing all the while we are home during this 3rd Lockdown.
How wide are the quilted table runners?
the table runner 18″ x 57″ and the other is 2″ shorter which means it is 18″ x 55″.
I basted with pins as I am yet to try and make a homemade basting spray. Will surely be making the basting spray as I am currently loving my homemade starch spray.
I also batch work the basting process with a few other projects as I mentioned in this Quilty Tube which went pretty well and was definitely time-saving.
The two runners are quilted with different quilting designs.
Grid-Based Orange Peel Quilting Design
As I mentioned in my last Quilty Tube, I had issues with my marking tools. I am in need to get some Friction pens for sure! That was the best for this grid line markings. Can’t wait for the lockdown to be over, and honestly till all this pand3mic to be over.
Decorative Stitches Machine Quilting (walking foot quilting)
I also have another project which was made from the leftover blocks. I am planning to turn this into a pillow to match the runners. This one is quilted with lovely random swirly feathers.
A little photo styling
Well, I tried to style the photo with some props, but honestly, I don’t have many props. I have been meaning to get some way before Cov. thing. I also need to get new house plants and cute vases.
But this one surely fun.
My kids ended up wanting to have tea, so I prepared them some. So, they officially use the runner for the first time. Of course, I kept telling them not to spill anything. LOL. I am not sure I have the heart to use while we eat at the table.. hmmmmm.
This one is on top of a drawer. I feel like I should have made it just the right size for the top instead of falling off on the sides. Oh well… lesson learned.
They are both beautiful and I am so happy with them. Now I need to get the pillow out of the lefotover blocks done and maybe that drawer will look a little nicer with a decorative pillow on top too.