I have three things for you today. The first is an easy and elegant table runner. It is so easy to make, cut almost entirely with the Accuquilt GO, and can be quilted on your regular sewing machine or on a longarm machine. Second, I sat down with my Accuquilt GO dies to brainstorm Christmas quilt block ideas – there are so many things you can do with fusible fabric. And third, I have a giveaway of a pre-cut table runner to be determined by random drawing of all who leave a comment on this blog today.
Easy and Elegant Table Runner:
This is such an easy table runner. You can make it in an afternoon; and with themed fabrics, you can make one for every season and holiday. These are the fabrics I am using for this table runner and these are the fabrics you will win if you win the Table Runner Kit Giveaway. They are so elegant. You can’t see the beautiful gold in the photos, but it’s scrumptious. The finished size of the table runner is 16 x 61 inches. A closeup photo is below. Please click the picture of the table runner below for instructions.
Please click on the table runner image for downloadable instructions.
This table runner can be quilted beautifully by doing a simple cross-hatching in the squares of the featured fabric. I like to do curved cross-hatching because it gives a bit more elegance. And in the setting triangles, either feathers or a stipple work beautifully. The border can be done with a feather if there is stipple in the setting triangles or with piano keys if there are feathers in the setting triangles.
Christmas Quilt Block Ideas Using Accuquilt GO Dies
I was brainstorming on ways to make quick and easy blocks for holiday quilts, table runners, placemats, and Christmas tree skirts. These are some of the ideas, but I’ll bet you have even more. One that isn’t shown here is to use the circles to make a snowman.
I made a cute little house with a candy cane roof using the 6.5 inch square die for the house, and the 6.5 inch triangle die for the roof. I added some stars in the sky by using the star die. This block would work well with a tree too. I love the way the roof has realistic corners just because the dog ears are trimmed. I used a fabric marker for the window panes and door handle.
Here are a couple of block combinations using trees and stars. These are made using the star die as well as the tree from the Christmas theme die. The ornaments on the tree are from the holly berries on the Christmas theme die.
I have a Christmas tree skirt started. It has random snowflakes all over it. I took that same snowflake die and used freezer paper to make a stencil and used Shiva paintstiks to paint snowflakes on more blocks. I love the way the painted snowflake looks. I can’t wait to do some more. On the tree skirt, you can see that I cut one snowflake in half because that is where I will cut it after the quilting is finished.
And, last but not least, is a block of “gifts” using squares cut with the GO and decorated with ribbon. The bows will not go on this block until after it is quilted, but just think how pretty it will be with three dimensional bows.
To enter to win a pre-cut table runner kit with the beautiful fabrics shown above, please leave a comment on this post. All who comment on this post from Tuesday through Wednesday will be entered for a drawing. (Edit 9-28 @7:20am:) Because of the high cost of shipping, I will not be able to ship outside the US; however, I’d love to hear your comments.
The winner will be announced on Friday which is the last day of the blog hop.