A couple of weeks ago, someone posted a link to a pattern called, "Keep It Simple -- Make It Special Tablerunner." It was quick and easy to do.
The new technique is in the middle blue block. Yesterday at Bernina Club we had a demonstration of the Chizimi (Shrinking) Thread. I made several rows and used this thread both top and bobbin. It is so neat -- after you sew your designs, place your steam iron on highest setting, and hold over your work. The fabric will shrink up to 30%. The fabric I chose was not the best to use as it's really stiff to start with (even after laundering) -- but it has the neatest texture!
The white/blue fabric used in the binding and triangles is so neat -- it's the Pledge of Allegiance printed over and over...
Keep It Simple Tablerunner
Of course my quilt inspector had to try it out!
Middle block with shrinking thread