Christmas Rick Rack Table Runner

Rick Rack Christmas Table Runner Tutorial

A number of years ago I made a Christmas quilt with festive squares and rick rack. It still comes out every year, and displaying it over a railing is now part of our holiday traditions. That quilt inspired me to make this Christmas rick rack table runner which will be decorating our dining room table throughout the season.

Adding the rick rack serves two purposes. First, it adds a lovely decorative touch and second, the quilting is done as the rick rack gets sewn down.

For some reason the rick rack reminds me of a gingerbread house. I think that is because it looks a bit like the royal icing that is piped onto gingerbread men.

This table runner is easy to make and, with the right supplies, can be finished in a couple of hours. For anyone looking for a good way to use up fabric scraps, this is the ideal project. Even better, change up the fabrics and it can easily be made for any occasion.

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Rick Rack Christmas Table Runner Tutorial

Here is how to make it.

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Ombré Quilt-As-You-Go Table Runner Pattern

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

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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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Easy Batik Fabric Scrap Table Runner Tutorial

 

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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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Easy No-Sew Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Table Runner Tutorial

No Sew Felt Heart Table Runner

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Ah Valentine’s Day…one of those fun, craft inspiring holidays.  I’m not sure why, but every time it rolls around I want to make something with hearts.  It’s probably because there are hearts around every corner.

The idea for this runner came about while I was sidelined with pneumonia.  Laying around all day for a week tends to make me think of all sorts of creative things.  Luckily I had my notebook by my side so I could jot down any projects that came to mind.

This turned out to be one of my favorites, and it worked well for me since I didn’t have the energy to walk up and down the stairs to my sewing room.  I just sat around cutting out felt shapes and glueing them together while I recuperated.

The result was this charming no-sew felt table runner.  It only took about 2 hours to make, not including drying time, and it looks like something out of a magazine.  I especially love the open pattern which makes it looks like that hearts were just scattered on top of the table.

This project is the perfect Valentine’s Day decoration for the table.  It looks really good set on a solid color tablecloth or on wood like in the picture.

So without any further ado, let’s get started…

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