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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quilted Table Runner ~ Tablescape project #2

Too much! I have WAAAAYYY tooooo much fabric! It's from my days of making clothes for my daughter when she was little, and trying to sell some in one of those fancy-shmancy group boutiques on Ebay! Now I have way too much and need to find ways to use ( repurpose, get-rid-of, whatever term you want to use!) it up!

My last post before Spring Break was I had a theme in mind for my kitchen table. Think CITRUS!!! I love the bright, cheery colors and decided to use 3..... lime green, yellow and orange. Of course, WHITE has got to be in the mix too! I've never had a table runner for my dining/kitchen table, so I figured I needed to make one. I've had these fabrics around for quite some time! Atleast 8 years, if not more. Lime/white stripe and polka dot, yellow stripe and polka dot, orange polka dot and an orange blender....... My whole purpose in making this is to use up what I have and absolutely NOT buy any more fabric to finish this project! (OK, now that I've said that, I need to find something to put on the back of the runner......really want to put white on the back, but I don't have enough, so off to my 8-or-so tubs of fabric to find something! LOL!)

All I did was cut the 6 different fabrics into 6" squares. I only used 30 of the 36 squares that I cut. It took me a while to figure out how to lay them out, but finally got a good pattern. I used a 1/2" seam allowance when sewing them together. (I sewed one long strip of 15, ironed, then sewed the other strip of 15, ironed, then sewed the two long strips together). Here's how it turned out:

Fun and festive! Bright and cheery! Here's the vase that I made a couple of weeks ago that will go with my citrus tablescape:

{LOVE THAT WASHI TAPE!!!!}

Hancock has some canvas on sale this month, so I'm going to go see what they have and how I could paint some pretty placemats! Hey, I didn't say I wouldn't spend $$ on anything else, that was just my goal for the table runner! Hee Hee!

Y'all be sure to take a look around my blog..... I have other great DIY craft ideas, recipes, and you never know when I'll have a giveaway too!

Sharing this on-going project with the following AWESOME link-up parties!!!

CraftOManiac
TaterTots and Jello
Design Dazzle
Uncommon Designs
Savvy Southern Style
The 36th Avenue

Ivy and Elephants

Be sure to go by and see all of the other great ideas for DIY crafting!

8 comments:

  1. Great runner! Feel free to link up here.

    nancy

    http://owensolivia.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-first-quilt-completed-quilt-linky.html

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by Nancy! Love your blog, your quilt is beautiful :)
      Blessings!
      Torri

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  2. Super cute! Can't wait to see the whole tablescape. I love the colors you are using!

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    1. Thanks so much Kim! :) I appreciate your comment!!!!
      Blessings,
      Torri

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  3. I'm crazy over that beautiful table runner. Please join Linky Followers so those of us no longer able to connect via Google can stay connected. Thanks, Helen

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    1. I will Helen! Thanks for stopping by :)
      Blessings,
      Torri

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  4. Such a beautiful tablerunner and I love the vase, too! I am with you on having way way way too much fabric! I had very good intentions when I bought it, but unfortunately I put projects on the back burner for so long that I don't get to them! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

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