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Thread: Tablerunners for Christmas

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    Member bronnyb's Avatar
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    I've been very busy this Christmas Season.
    It started with the Christmas tablerunner made for Sue - she has brought me bread every week this year - I followed a magazine pattern - I liked the border treatment so much, that I used it on the next tablerunner.
    This Blue one was made for Greg, my boss who is leaving this week. I worked out the colour placement on a graph pad and am so very happy with how it worked out.
    This afternoon, I played once again with coloured pencils and a graph pad - and designed another Tablerunner using 2 1/2" strips - this one for Andrea, and ran it up on the machine. I have to figure out how to finish off the edges - probably binding, but not sure how to work the zig-zag edges. Has anybody any ideas what to do next to finish it??

    Oh yes... I'm not a quilter - I cross-stitch for an obsession. (If you believe that, then you're more deluded than I am!)

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    All of them are very pretty. Nice job.

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    Nice runners.....I like them all.

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    On your zig zag...square the runner by trimming all sides off.....

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    Very nice!

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    Pretty runners!! Good job!!

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    I really like your table runners, especially the third one!! You did a great job!!!!!

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    Beautiful runners :D:D:D

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    I love the third on, where did you find that pattern? thank you, Michele

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    Great job on all three!

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    Lovely.

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    They are all pretty, aren't table runners fun to make.

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    Great table runners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary O
    On your zig zag...square the runner by trimming all sides off.....
    I second that, trim and you will be much easier to finish with a binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emt2004
    I love the third on, where did you find that pattern? thank you, Michele
    Thank you Michele - I made it up myself.

    I played with the idea of a small square being surrounded by rectangles, overlapping each other - then coloured in a pattern with pencils - THEN worked out how to stitch it together. I worked out that if I cut the red rectangles in half, I could stitch it all in strips.
    Here's my graph paper, the one on the left is the original and shows the base square, the one on the right is the one done after selecting fabrics.
    It's all done with 2 1/2" wide strips - could be used with a jelly roll.

    (I've only been playing with patchwork since April)

    Thank you all for your great comments. I have another one to make - in 'boy' colours and with a different layout for the same pattern. Will post a picture later this week

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    bronnyb, I want to thank you for the desription of your runner. I really like that runner......Michele

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    Here are the finished Zig-Zag runners finished at 11pm Sunday night - ready to be given as gifts to workmates on Monday/Tuesday.
    Both the brown/green and the red/green tablerunners are made from the same pattern as shown on the original post, but just the colourway is different.
    The back of the runners are not ideal, but they will do the job. There is a bit of pull across most of the inner points on the back. I've done this style now, don't have to try it again... lol

    thanks for looking
    bronny

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    They are really nice table runners!

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