Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Table Runner

I asked my sister if there was anything that she wanted this holiday season and she said she wanted some holiday table runners. She wanted Christmas the most, so I made her a table runner for Christmas that I designed and made up myself. I used all scraps (except I did have about 3/4 yard of the Christmas Tree fabric). I personalized it for her family too. I mailed this off to her the day before Thanksgiving and said to open it now so she could use it. She told me she loved it. Now I will be making other holiday table runners for her for throughout the year.
I wrote their names on the ornaments, but placed some purposely upside down so that if you sit on one side of the table you can read 2 names.
This way you can read 3 names.
I wasn't sure about writing on the rickrack, so I tried a test piece first, and it worked fine, even though a bit bumpy to write.

When making this I wasn't sure if I would have enough of the red fabric (that I paired with the Christmas Tree fabric) for the half-square triangles, so I made some triangles with other red scraps I had. But it turned out I had plenty of the red, so I turned those extra triangles into pinwheels and decided to use those on the back. I also wanted to use up the rest of the tree fabric too. So I sewed some fabric strips here and there to make it large enough and created this backing for the runner.
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8 comments:

  1. Very creative, love that you put their names on the ornaments and that you put some ornaments upside down. Happy Holidays!

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  2. How sweet of you and the table runner is so festive. Love the personalized ornament design.

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  3. I love the way you personalized the ornaments! Really great Daryl!

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  4. Cute! I like the personalized ornaments!

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  5. LOL!! I too love the personalization. (Seriously...I was really going to say that!)

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  6. What a nice touch to add names on the Christmas balls! And I find the back as beautiful as the front. It's like you've sent your sister two gifts in one. :-)

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