New table runner

loisflanDecember 21, 2011

I was so fascinated by this table runner that I just had to make it. I suppose this technique is "old hat" to many of you, but I just loved it. I haven't decided whether to keep it or gift it. We'll see.

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nannykins

Very nice. I would keep it!!
Theresa

    Bookmark   December 21, 2011 at 4:17PM
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msmeow

Very nice, Lois! It looks great with those candlesticks.

Donna

    Bookmark   December 21, 2011 at 4:18PM
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toolgranny

Is that a striped batik? It's lovely. Just think of what a person could do with various striped fabrics. Hmmmmm.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2011 at 4:38PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

That looks great, Lois! You made it, you love it, I think you need to keep it!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   December 21, 2011 at 4:59PM
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kathi_mdgd

That's gorgeous,i like the effect the stripes create.I would keep it,so rich looking..
Kathi

    Bookmark   December 21, 2011 at 5:41PM
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magothyrivergirl

The fabric is beautiful, and so are the candlesticks, so I vote for you to keep it! It looks beautiful on your table.
Is the technique the tube method?

    Bookmark   December 21, 2011 at 8:20PM
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grammyp

Oh, I love it and think I would keep it if I were you.

beverly

    Bookmark   December 21, 2011 at 9:20PM
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tinyteena

I am fascinated by the fabric - the way you have sewn it gives a 3D effect and seems to pop out or sink down - it's wonderful. Looks like wood - such a wonderful effect that you need to keep this one

Kristene

    Bookmark   December 21, 2011 at 9:53PM
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K8Orlando

Keep it!!!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2011 at 10:51PM
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nanajayne

If it were mine I would hate to give it away. I really like it a lot. Exceptional use of fabric. Love it. TFS

    Bookmark   December 21, 2011 at 11:45PM
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nannykins

I am glad someone said "striped fabric" I was trying to imagine sewing all those very narrow strips together.
I think the consensus is for you to keep it.
Theresa

    Bookmark   December 22, 2011 at 6:14AM
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mzstitch

I'd have to keep that one, if I were to have made it! Very fun! Looks like it was fun creating with those stripes!

    Bookmark   December 22, 2011 at 10:34AM
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loisflan

Thanks for all the kind comments. My daughter, who doesn't like the the traditional quilted look very much, really likes this runner. She wants to try it on her table, so I may lose it to her.

The fabric is a batik "organic stripe," as they called it. You bring the center fold of the fabric to the selvages so you have four thicknesses of cloth. Then you cut as many 10" squares through all four layers as you want (this pattern called for three). Each stack of four squares is then cut diagonally into four stacks of triangles. Each block is then pieced from one of the stacks of triangles. This gives the effect shown in the photo.

Because I didn't want to lose the geometric look, I quilted it following the squares and crosses of each block. I've seen it quilted with a meander, and that looked great too. I think these blocks would work well with any irregularly striped fabric.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2011 at 12:05PM
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rosajoe_gw

Lois I have never heard to that technique! I have to try this!!

It looks amazing on your table, if I gave it away I would have to make another for ME! very classy!!
Rosa

    Bookmark   December 25, 2011 at 1:19PM
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loree_s

Beautiful tablerunner! I'm new to the forum and just had to comment. The batik gives it such an organic appearance--it reminds me of agates. I'll be looking for a stripe next time I'm browsing the batiks. Very nice!

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 11:10AM
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pirate_girl

OMG (& I don't say that often) it's great, great, great.

I'll make it unanimous, you should pls. keep it. The color & feel of it on your table w/ that candlestick, the color staging is excellent. Sorry, I think your daughter will need to find something else ;>)

Can you pls. state the pattern or where you found it? I think I need to make this too, or something like it! I'm fascinated now as well!

Really, well done indeed, TFS.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2011 at 9:00PM
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K8Orlando

Lois,
I loved this pattern when you first posted it and have kept it in mind as a project. Then yesterday a quilting friend gave me a bag of fabrics she decided she isn't going to use (lucky me!) and one of the pieces is a stripe similar to the one you used but in reds (REALLY lucky me!).

I'm not sure I understand the method you used but I would like to know more about it now that I'm ready to get started. Was there a pattern?

Kate

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 8:00AM
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lafonda_ranch

I love this fabric with this pattern. Really sets it off!! I agree, you should keep it :-)

Robbi

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 9:20AM
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loisflan

Kate and Pirate Girl, I have a sheet with the pattern on it, and I don't believe there was a name or copyright information on it. If that's the case, I will send you each a copy of the instructions. I agree that it's a really cool pattern.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 1:08PM
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dawnp

Hi Lois,

That table runner is gorgeous! Can you share the pattern name with us?

Thank you

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 8:36AM
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loisflan

The instructions for this project were on half sheet of paper with no name or copyright information on it, so I am comfortable sharing with anyone who would like a copy. Just email me. I've sent copies to Kate, Dawn and Pirate Girl.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 1:07PM
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dawnp

Thank you Lois!

I am excited to do this! What a fun project.

You are very generous!

Dawn

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 2:35PM
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bloomorelse

It's gorgeous. I'd love the pattern as well please. And, you should keep it. Looks great with your candle sticks.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 9:49PM
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