Ombré Quilt-As-You-Go Table Runner Pattern

Ombré (Gradient) Quilt-As-You-Go Table Runner Tutorial -

Check out any home décor store these days and I am pretty sure you can find something in an ombré, or gradient, pattern. There is clothing, dinnerware and even hair done with the look. I think it is terrific, so I designed this table runner to get in on the trend. You will be amazed by how easy this ombré quilt-as-you-go table runner pattern is, and I have a hunch you will be pleased with the results.

One of my favorite things about this project is that it is quilted at the same time the fabrics are pieced together. You can finish it in a few hours.

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Pixelated Shamrock Throw Pillow Pattern

Free pattern for a scrappy pixelated shamrock throw pillow.  Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

The green always shines brightly on St. Patrick’s Day and this pixelated shamrock throw pillow pattern is a stylish and festive decoration.

I am always looking for easy ways to use up my fabric scraps, and this project is definitely a good one to do that.

It is easy to make so does not matter what your sewing skill level is. The most important thing to remember is that you need to keep everything organized when you are assembling the top.

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Pixelated Hearts Throw Pillow Pattern

Scrappy Pixelated Hearts Throw Pillow tutorial and pattern for Valentine's Day

Everywhere I look lately I see pixelated images. They are in cartoons, movies, clothing, home décor, and even quilts.

If you are a quilter like me, then pixelation is tailor-made for you. It is squares of various colors and patterns put together to form a picture. If you think about it, you could probably call any patchwork quilt a pixelated one.

It’s simple to sew these types of patterns together because they are all squares. Sure, there is planning involved so you have to sew the pattern in the right order, but that is the most difficult thing about this process, and it is easy to overcome by staying organized.

I thought it would be fun to give it a try, so I to came up with this throw pillow. The result is this “Scrappy Pixelated Pink Hearts” pattern, and it is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

An added bonus is that it is another one of my scrap buster projects, so you don’t need to buy too many supplies for it, and it can be sewn in an afternoon.

So let’s get started!

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Easy Batik Fabric Scrap Table Runner Tutorial


I’ve probably said this many times with my fabric crafts, but I’ll say it again…as a quilter, I always have loads of fabric scraps. According to my husband, I have way too many of them.  Oh well, it is what it is, but because I have so many scraps, I’m always trying to come up with fun projects to use them in.

This colorful batik scrap table runner is one of those projects.  It’s fun and quirky, and can be finished in about one afternoon.  That’s my favorite kind of project.

For my runner, I used lots of jewel tone batiks, but this could easily be made with shades of one color, or another family of hues, like autumn tones.  You can also use other cotton fabrics, but I like the batiks, not only for the saturated color, but for the fact that batiks are reversible.  That makes the assembly a lot quicker and easier.

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