Created by: NanaJeanFL
Project

Christmas Peppermint Table Runner

What was your source for this quilting project? Other Name of website or photo Google Sharon Holland designs - the creator of this pattern. Look for the Shop tab. It is FOR SALE in her Shop (NOT in the free pattern section). Tell us what inspired you. The moment I saw this pattern I knew I wanted to make it for my daughter. She has a very large dining room table. She loves it! I made it in the full 90 inch by 20 inch size. The pattern also has instructions for a shorter runner. I made a second runner combining modern and vintage fabrics. You can see it under a separate project. What are you most proud of? This is the first time I worked with triangles. I am very pleased with the piecing and simple quilting. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take care to accurately cut and sew all pieces and segments which makes joining the rows and then the runner much easier as all points must line up exactly for the triangles to result in a flat straight runner. For extra body and a bit of weight consider fusible fleece instead of batting. However, note that spray basting does not work well with the fleece. Read the entire project and examine the layout diagram before deciding on your fabrics. I made assumptions about dark, medium, and light pairings and ended up wishing I'd purchased differently. I'm not completely pleased with the contrast in some of the segments. The runner came out nice but I think it would be better had I checked the diagram closer. In the end I also wish I had bought extra fabric - especially for piecing the binding.

You Can Make This

NanaJeanFL made Christmas Peppermint Table Runner with:

  • "Blitzen" by Moda (Gray) cotton fabric (discovered in the Magical Jelly Roll Class). Two shades of "Essential" 100% Egyptian cotton satin finish thread (Connecting Threads.com). Fusible fleece. Spray basting.

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Other Name of website or photo Google Sharon Holland designs - the creator of this pattern. Look for the Shop tab. It is FOR SALE in her Shop (NOT in the free pattern section). Tell us what inspired you. The moment I saw this pattern I knew I wanted to make it for my daughter. She has a very large dining room table. She loves it! I made it in the full 90 inch by 20 inch size. The pattern also has instructions for a shorter runner. I made a second runner combining modern and vintage fabrics. You can see it under a separate project. What are you most proud of? This is the first time I worked with triangles. I am very pleased with the piecing and simple quilting. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take care to accurately cut and sew all pieces and segments which makes joining the rows and then the runner much easier as all points must line up exactly for the triangles to result in a flat straight runner. For extra body and a bit of weight consider fusible fleece instead of batting. However, note that spray basting does not work well with the fleece. Read the entire project and examine the layout diagram before deciding on your fabrics. I made assumptions about dark, medium, and light pairings and ended up wishing I'd purchased differently. I'm not completely pleased with the contrast in some of the segments. The runner came out nice but I think it would be better had I checked the diagram closer. In the end I also wish I had bought extra fabric - especially for piecing the binding.

Q&A with NanaJeanFL

gmhnQuilts asked:
Oh wow! This is GORGEOUS! I think it came out beautifully. I've never done triangles either but always wanted to try
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thank you! I really shouldn't be so picky with myself. I just want it to be perfect for my daughter and wish I could have found more lime greens which she likes to decorate with.
Darns asked:
This looks wonderful!! Fabrics are great! Hmmm, triangles - -never done them either - like I need another project!
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thanks Darns. I'm beginning to wonder if there is such a thing as too many? Wait a minute- I have too many now! At least too many at one time!
Pam NZ asked:
Sensational! Love ALL your fabrics. I love the way the triangles come together... really neat. Lucky daughter... actually make that VERY lucky! Look at you go!
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thanks Pam - you're too kind!
Kati R asked:
It looks fantastic, I love the fabrics you used! I think it came out gorgeous!
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thanks Kati!
4bird2 asked:
I love the colors and design.
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thank you. Its a wonderful pattern and using a "line" of fabrics makes color coordinating easier.

Skill Level

Intermediate