Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Table Runner

S asked me to make a Christmas table runner for her shop. Her only suggestions about what it should look like were "not too fussy or busy."

I decided on a simple applique of three trees on a linen background. The runner is 60" long and 13" wide.

Christmas Table Runner

For the trees, I used a lightweight fusible product and then straight-stitched around the edges. I like the raw-edge applique look, but don't use it very often.

Christmas Table Runner

The border and backing is an apple green color that didn't photograph well. I was happy with the mitered corners, but they don't look so good (a little lumpy) in the pictures. I do really like the narrow folded border inside the green one. I only had a small amount of the striped fabric, but think this was a good way to use it.

Christmas Table Runner

Christmas Table Runner

I was so happy with this when I finished it a couple of weeks ago, but now that I'm looking at the pictures, I'm less than thrilled. I'm really hoping that it is just the pictures, but it looks wrinkly and rumpled to me. I think I would have noticed that in real life and fixed it. I tend to be hypercritical about the things I make to sell. The runner has been at S's shop for a few days now, but after this post I feel like I should go check on it to make sure it really looks okay.

6 comments:

  1. I think this table runner is absolutely adorable! Your stitching is beautiful and it is such a cute design. I would be very surprised if it hasn't already sold to someone who will make it a Christmas tradition to pull it out and place it somewhere special every year! You make beautiful things.

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  2. I think it looks fabluous! Don't be so hard on yourself....your work is amazing!

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  3. I agree it looks awesome and certainly something I would buy (or make ;) if I saw it. I love the striped border,it's perfect where you put it and the mitered corners are "perfecT".

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  4. I think the runner looks adorable, and I would buy it!

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  5. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I love your table runner so much that I featured it on my blog today: http://thecraftymummy.com/2011/12/table-runner-ideas/

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