Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Thanksgiving Table Runner : :

Thanksgiving Fabrics -- AGF!

Last week I pulled this warm & festive stack of fabrics from my stash, all are prints from Art Gallery collections -- Artisan, Bound, Wanderer, Bijoux, Wonderland, and Cultivate, with a Thanksgiving quilt project in mind!

Thanksgiving Fabric Pull

This table runner is the second project I teach in my Quick Quilt As You Go class and it's so fun to make! Once my fabrics were all cut, just two 2.5" strips of each print, this table runner took just a little more than one hour to make, including the binding! Using QAYG makes it that fast! When I shared a quick photo of this runner on my Facebook yesterday, someone commented that it's so fast, "easy peasy, you could have one for every season and holiday," it's so true! I plan to do that myself!

Thanksgiving Table Runner

The mix of prints in mustard yellows, earthy browns, rust, and ashy blues adds the warmth and autumn vibe I want for our Thanksgiving table, but I think these unexpected choices makes this a great runner to use anytime of year. I would love to make a quilt using this color scheme!

Quick QAYG Thanksgiving Table Runner

To finish I used up the very last of my Bound stripe binding leftover from my latest Herringbone Quilt!

Bound in Bound

Here it is all finished on our dining room table! This one measures about 14" x 64" just a little wider and quite a bit shorter than the first example I made. I' plan to experiment with the size, as well as fabric selection, with each new one I make. I'll be sure to share which size I decide like best!

On the Table

And now I'd like to make a set of matching placements and napkins, but I'm running out of time! How about you, are you making anything handmade for your Thanksgiving table?

♡ Maureen

32 comments:

  1. So cute! I'll have to try to whip one up this weekend.

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  2. That teal and gold really make this runner, with the plainer fabrics - lovely finish :)

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  3. I love the colors that you have chosen. None of the fabrics absolutely scream the turkey is here, and yet you know what time of year it's for. A really fun project.

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  4. this is great. I love the colors. no I am not making anything for thanksgiving other than lots of food, lol have a wonderful and safe holiday

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  5. So beautiful and your fabric combo is an eye candy!

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  6. I love the simplicity of this design. Your fabric really makes it stunning. I started working on a table runner for Thanksgiving and then other projects got in the way. I'll have a head start for next year's table runner.

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  7. Love your table runner! I really never host any meals at my house, with the very rare exception of when we have out of town guests staying at our home. We live very close by all my in-laws, and holiday meals are always eaten at somebody else's home. Everybody else has more room and is a better cook! And our dining room table is usually piled high with things that either has no where else to go, hasn't been put away, or is there because then it's out of reach of the dogs. So a table runner would be invisible anyway.

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  8. Your work is always so inspiring! I hope to buy your class soon- I have never used the qayg technique.

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  9. Just finished your class and I am so inspired! I'm moving away in 6 months and have decided to make pillows as goodbye presents for my lovely book club friends to remember me by. Thank you so much, it was really fun and enjoyable to watch and you made it all look so easy!

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  10. That is beautiful. I love the colors. and fabrics.

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  11. This looks really nice, I love everything, the colors, the model, the pattern. It's amazing!

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  12. Love these fabrics and your table runner is fab. This is on my 'to do list' for sure! :0) xx

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  13. the colors and fabrics make it special, great fabric pull!

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  14. Love this! Great choice for the fabrics and colors- it's perfect!!

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  15. Thank you for this -- mine, from random scraps, turned out a bit gaudy, but it was my first quilt-as-you-go project and I am happy to have finally done it. Love the technique! Mine took a lot longer to do than it would take someone with experience, but it worked all the same. :)

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