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Thread: Pear Table Runner

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    My husband volunteers at a local elementary school; he's been in the same 2nd grade classroom with the same teacher for 6 years now. The teacher is retiring this week, and I made a Pear Table Runner for her today as a retirement gift from us. She grew up in a rural part of Oregon and her Dad had acres of Pear Trees. So I adapted this wonderful wall hanging from McCall's Quilting into a Table Runner.

    It was the first time I had used thread to paint texture on an applique (instead of bonding)-- and it was so easy! The pears stems and leaves all have texture too. I will use this technique a lot in the future!

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    Detail of the quilting on the pears
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    Detail of the quilting on stems, leaves
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    Very pretty!

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    Very nice!

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    Your Pear's are gorgeous!! :D What a great job you have done quilting them, too. I just love this table runner!! Thank you for sharing with all of us here, on the QB.
    :D :D :D :D

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    Very pretty, I am sure she will treasure it.

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    oh i like it very more

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    That is so nice. The teacher will love it. Great quilting.

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    Soooooo pretty!

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    Beautiful!

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    Beautiful! I'm sure the teacher will be surprised especially since your DH remember her story about growing up with pear trees. She will be able to look back and continue to remember thanks to you. Great job! :thumbup:

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    beautiful runner.nice work.

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    Very pretty PEAR tablerunner. Excellent choice for the teacher & a really thoughtful gift!

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    Very nice pear fabric & I really like you style of quilting details.

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    WOW how lucky is that teacher--that is a beautiful tablerunner!

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    That is so pretty. You did a great job on it.

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    Beautiful! What a thoughtful gift.

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    Very nice, hope her retirement goes well.

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    It's beautiful; first time I've ever seen beauty in a pear. Seriously, that's my least favorite fruit, and I always thought they looked like they taste (to me). The whole arrangement is just perfect and the lucky recipient will love it and think of you and your husband over and over.

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    cool

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    That is awesome!!!

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    Nice :!:

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    How nice of you to make this for her :D:D:D
    You did a beautiful job on this runner, love all of the quilting!!!

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