Sewing Saturday – Table Runners

I have some homework to do, but I have been looking forward to spending some time today sewing since I have these two projects almost finished.

The first sewing project I am working on is a table runner for Valentine’s Day.  I used Doris’ pattern from Threads of Conversation, but I had to change the measurements to accommodate the fabric quantities I had in my stash.

Valentines table runner

I am also working on  this red and yellow table runner using three Michael Miller fabrics and this cool disappearing 9-patch pattern from Spool Sewing.

red-yellow table runner

I recently discovered that my sewing machine has the ability to drop the feed dogs, which means I can do my own machine quilting.  Yes, after owning this machine for about ten years, I never knew!  I ordered a free motion/darning foot and a walking foot this week, since we seem to be losing all of our sewing machine shops around here.  So I’m off to machine quilt these two table runners.  How fun!

How are you spending your Saturday?

7 comments

  • Thank you! Luckily for me we have our water back and are able to spend the weekend back at home. I am so relieved. Maybe tomorrow I can actually sew something!
    I love the table runners and don’t feel bad about not knowing your machine can drop feed dogs. I still have 3 sewing feet I have no idea what they do. I know I don’t have a walking foot though. Where do you order feet from? Are they expensive? I need one.

    🙂

  • Hey! Cute table runners! Isn’t it nice to get some instant gratification from some fun quick projects? Love the valentine’s colors!

  • Love the runners, especially the top one. Very cute!

  • Love the table runners – hope the free motion quilting went smoothly (something I am still yet to master!). Your design class sounds wonderful – how amazing to be able to design things outside of your usual style/comfort zone.

  • Cute! I love how quick table runners are to make.

  • I was sewing with my Valentine fabric this weekend, too. I love how you did the runner! I also really like the disappearing nine-patch and your version is lovely!

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