2016-15 Xmas Table Runner

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These four runners started from a 1.5 yard piece of Border print fabric given to me by a friend.  I had wanted to make a triangle type runner so it seemed the perfect opportunity.  This design takes very careful cutting to get the design in precisely the right spot.  I was conscious of minimizing waste fabric, so made one of the runners with the opposite orientation to take advantage of the triangle cuts.  These runners look quite simple, but they are actually much more difficult than they look.  It is quite fussy to get the designs to flow perfectly.
The runners are quilted with a digital design called “Christmas Paisley” by Ann Bright in a neutral thread that gives texture without competing with the design.  The binding is a red and green Christmas flower print that perfectly pulls out the colours in the border print.  All of the binding is hand stitched.
These will be handy to have ready for hostess gifts at Christmas time.

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