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Scrap table runner

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? Scraps donated by a friend, a fat quarter from my stash and scraps of batting left from a quilting project.

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What are you most proud of? I am pleased with my results. At first I thought I'd have to look for a large piece to make the back, but thought perhaps I could use the rest of the light print and piece one. That worked except for a 3 inch strip down the middle. Back to the box I went looking, and found another piece that would fit my needs. I added the turquoise piping to make it look intentional and reversible.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It so much fun to let your creative juices flow. There are so many little projects to be made from scraps that can be used around the home for decorative or functional items. Just play and stitch. Small projects go fast and make you feel good that you've finished something quickly.

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Very clever use of those scraps! The unmatched combination of fabrics really works!

07/20/2013 Flag

This really looks great. I wish I could put scraps together in such a terrific way.

07/20/2013 Flag

Thanks for your kind words. The finished table runner made me feel so clever. It'll be difficult living with me this week.

07/21/2013 Flag

Wow!! Super cool! Love the back too!! I was just thinking about trying to do a reversible back for a bed runner I'm making & then decided to scrap it & go with a solid but now that I've seen yours, I'm going for it! You've inspired me thanks! Great job on this - very striking, both in your color scheme & in your blocks/pattern. Is it a disappearing 9 patch??

07/21/2013 Flag

Yes, the four blocks on the front were Disappearing 9 patch. It was my starting point and from there it was trying a little of this and that. I had just enough border to do each side so the ends were solid black. I love the challenge of finding just enough of something to make things work much more than I do reading a pattern. Thanks to friends who donate leftovers.

07/24/2013 Flag