What does a six foot Festive Table Runner look like?

This table runner is on it’s way to my local textile group, as part of their Challenge. I started it a few years ago, and have finally had a reason to complete it.

Finally Finished

The binding was  finished recently, then all I needed to do was add the embellishments and the hanging sleeve.

six foot Festive Table Runner
Applique, quilting and hand stitching all rolled into one !

It’s long enough to lay along my long sideboard, or hang on a door!

six foot Festive Table Runner with button detail
I love the red buttons


I know it’s a little early to be making Christmas decorations. At least I am ahead of myself for the Festive preparations this year.

Do you have Christmas projects on the go? Share your thoughts below.

How I use some of my vintage finds.

Here are just a few uses for some of my vintage finds.


I’m part of a Quilting group who’s 2014 group challenge was to make a table runner . The deadline is next month. Luckily one of those UFO’s (Un-Finished Objects) in my stash was a table runner. It’s already been four years in the making – I just had to finish it off.

The only thing I needed to do was add embellishments, binding and a sleeve to give the option of hanging it up…. and a label of course.

Vintage Finds from my Stash

The runner was made from brand new Moda fabric, which I very rarely use these days. My stash is mainly full of vintage and pre-worn…. but I did find a way to combine my new stash with my old.

An old table napkin was used to make the sleeve and the label. Some old red and well worn buttons were a perfect match for the red of the holly berries….more from this runner project in the future.

vintage finds - red buttons
Selection of vintage red buttons, all sizes and ages waiting to be chosen


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