Thursday, May 2, 2013

Double-Sided Table Runner

Here's something I forgot to post about.  A table topper for the piece that corrals all the toys in the living room.

One side looks like this.  Linen with some applique.  I made a mistake and forgot to stitch down the fused-on applique.  Luckily this thing shouldn't have to get washed very often, rarely enough to where I would be willing to do it by hand.  I quilted it all over with a meandering stipple.

This is the other side!  A lot more "sweet" if you will.  The fabric is mostly Breakfast At Tiffany's by Fig Tree for Moda.  The pattern for the blocks is by Camille Roskelley and can be found in the Winter 2012 issue of Quilts and More (Scrap Lab article, page 19).

A double-sided table runner needs double sided binding, am I right?  This technique wasn't so hard, but I don't care for the way the seam on the inside made the corners all lumpy.  It was fun and new to try, but I doubt I'll volunteer to do it again.  I just like crispy sharp corners too much.


  1. Very nice. I like how you left the little toy animals in the picture. Shows what life is really like in your house!! Here's another idea for a different fun twist on a binding:

  2. tell the tiger to wipe his paws before he goes stomping around on your tablerunner :) love the "sweet" side - so happy!

  3. love that sweet side, binding looks good

  4. I love how your fabrics coordinate with the toys! Just kidding! Really like your colors.

  5. I love the crosses :-)


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