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    The (not quite) 10 Minute Table Runner

    Hi Ladies, I can shed some light on this table runner, basically it's tube quilting meets dresden plate, that's right, for all you ladies doing the dresden blocks this will be easy. The stitching would be 10 mins but there is a little more to it than that...like cutting, pressing, adding trim etc.

    Here is one I did Friday morning:


    Mine is not quite finished, I want to do something pretty maybe on those end triangles and put a bit of quilting in, although this is not essential. I did put some batting in mine, just in the centre piece not the parts that get folded and I used an iron on pellon which is why I would not need to quilt it.

    You simply create a tube using a 10" piece x WOF and an 18" piece x WOF, turn it to the right side flatten it out and press, centreing the feature 10" piece. Fold lengthways in half, back of runner together and stitch across the end, turn this to the front to create the point and stitch the edge down. This is in fact the opposite to the dresden where you put right sides together, stitch and flip over to the back and you can do it this way if you prefer more of your feature fabric to show the entire length with just an edging of the back fabric, it's up to you.

    They look really lovely in Christmas fabrics or any themed fabric.
    Lynn

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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    Just to add some information, Trish had posted a good tutorial link in the Chit Chat so I thought I would copy it here for you, thankyou Trish.

    http://jillinspired.blogspot.com/200...le-runner.html

    At the bottom there is a downloadable instruction sheet with photos.
    Lynn

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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      Oh - thanks Lynn! I love to see a project in different colorways and fabrics and do love yours! I am really glad you posted it. And also, thanks for adding that part about the downloadable pattern at the bottom of that site I posted cause I didn't know the downloaded part was there. Since I plan on trying to make one today sometime, that will help alot.

      Hugs,
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
      http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
      http://pinterest.com/TrishLapp


      What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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        Thanks so much for the idea and link. I love to make these quick and easy projects...satisfies my creative urge when I don't want to get involved in a big project.

        Happy Sewing,
        Rae

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          Looks easy enough for this blonde to do, Lynn. Thank you for sharing! You are tops.
          Sewing mends the soul.
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          Do the math; count your blessings
          Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

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            WOW! that is so beautiful!!!
            Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
            hugs, Suzi
            http://suzi.mypremierdesigns.com/
            it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

            GOD Bless America

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              Lyn, that is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the inspiration. I am thinking I may have enough of the fabrics from the Christmas block swap left to make one of these. Just need the time to do it!
              The link didn't work for me, it said that page no longer existed, so I went to her blog home page did a search and found it. Here's the link for that

              http://jillinspired.blogspot.com/200...le-runner.html

              I will be saving it to my favorites list for sure.
              Lola
              :icon_wave: http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w278/josews_photos/

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                Hey, girls, thank you, thank you! When I saw it mention yesterday I went looking for it and found it but still didn't understand the points! I do now!!! Thanks!!! Can't wait to try it! Going to finish my daughter-in-laws runner that way! Pic to come thanks to Al!
                Saundra

                May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door! God bless the USA!:icon_wave:

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                  #9
                  Re: The (not quite) 10 Minute Table Runner

                  Hey, girls, thank you, thank you! When I saw it mention yesterday I went looking for it and found it but still didn't understand the points! I do now!!! Thanks!!! Can't wait to try it! Going to finish my daughter-in-laws runner that way! Pic to come thanks to Al! Lynn what a beauty! Fabrics mean alot don't they.
                  Saundra

                  May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door! God bless the USA!:icon_wave:

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                    Sorry, forgot to do something and it sent it twice.
                    Saundra

                    May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door! God bless the USA!:icon_wave:

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                      I love this pattern! I have made several of these, and they are so versatile and make great gifts! Have fun with them!
                      ~Laurie

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                        Re: The (not quite) 10 Minute Table Runner

                        Lynn how did you get the gold trim on? I've only seen it done with buttons. Thanks, I love it.

                        Sandy

                        Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
                        Hi Ladies, I can shed some light on this table runner, basically it's tube quilting meets dresden plate, that's right, for all you ladies doing the dresden blocks this will be easy. The stitching would be 10 mins but there is a little more to it than that...like cutting, pressing, adding trim etc.

                        Here is one I did Friday morning:


                        Mine is not quite finished, I want to do something pretty maybe on those end triangles and put a bit of quilting in, although this is not essential. I did put some batting in mine, just in the centre piece not the parts that get folded and I used an iron on pellon which is why I would not need to quilt it.

                        You simply create a tube using a 10" piece x WOF and an 18" piece x WOF, turn it to the right side flatten it out and press, centreing the feature 10" piece. Fold lengthways in half, back of runner together and stitch across the end, turn this to the front to create the point and stitch the edge down. This is in fact the opposite to the dresden where you put right sides together, stitch and flip over to the back and you can do it this way if you prefer more of your feature fabric to show the entire length with just an edging of the back fabric, it's up to you.

                        They look really lovely in Christmas fabrics or any themed fabric.
                        SandyQuilts
                        http://sandyquilts.blogspot.com

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                          #13
                          Re: The (not quite) 10 Minute Table Runner

                          Originally posted by sandyquilts View Post
                          Lynn how did you get the gold trim on? I've only seen it done with buttons. Thanks, I love it.

                          Sandy
                          Hi Sandy
                          It is just a piece of woven gold braid type trim, I simply put it down on the folded edge and stitched down both sides of it which effectively stitched down my folded edge for me. I would probably not use this particular braid again as it unravelled on the ends too easily and it was tricky to fold the end under to stitch it down to make it neat. I need to find an alternative though because I really like the gold trim. I've seen the edge stitched with some lace inserted and it looks pretty but I'm not a lace girl generally. I've also seen it done with yoyo's and all manner of other fancy bits to dress it up while securing that fold.

                          Have fun dressing up these easy little table runners, they can be so pretty.
                          Lynn

                          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                            I made some of these, and they really are fast! I love quick and easy projects!!! I made one and took to my quilter group meeting to share. One of the ladies saw it, and wanted the pattern. So I shared it with her. She ended up making about 50 or so for Christmas presents. She's sold some as well. I have a couple to make for Christmas as well. I too, put a little batting in the center, which can be a bit tricky to get it even in the tube. But it's not too bad. I made one for Thanksgiving, which had pumpkins on it, in little blocks. I cut out a couple of the blocks, and then appliqued the pumpkins on the points. On another one, I used a decorative button to accent the runner. Your table runner is gorgeous!!! Love the colors!!!

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