This table runner was for meant to be for the dining table last Christmas. Although somehow last Christmas caught up with me, as it usually does at THAT time of year . The unfinished table runner was rolled up along with my stash of Christmas themed fabric and back into the cupboard it went.
Until yesterday. The kids were playing outside with the dog, the chores almost done. All I needed to do was the binding and two rows of quilting. For the first time I
cheated used ready made bias binding for the binding (bit of a mouthful!) With my new set of Clover Wonder Clips the job was a breeze! Even though the ready made bias binding ensured the runner was finished in record time, I do prefer the ‘proper’ way of binding a quilt.
The runner is made using the ‘qayg’ - ‘quilt as you go method’. There is a great tutorial for ‘qayg’ on the A Cuppa and a Catch Up blog which you can find here. As I was using fabric that was gifted to me, and as there was a lot of scraps in the mix, I made some rows of chinese coins to get maximum usage of the fabric.
The result is quite stunning and I am so glad that I finished it!
Christmas Tune, just for you! (Downton Abbey fans.. the first few bars sound familiar??)