Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Another just finished table runner is leaving me today as a belated birthday gift for a past co-worker. Figured I had better get busy making some more. 
I dug this pattern out of my pattern stash.  I probably have had it for several years, but it looked too complicated with those curves to bother with.  However, I was fresh out of runner ideas so decided to give it a try.  
It had these paper templates.  I preferred to be able to use a template edge to draw the curves unto my fabric.  I took them down to the Federal Express Store and they laminated them.  This laminate is much heavier than template material we quilters can purchase.  These templates are almost thick enough to use a small rotary cutter along the edge like a ruler.  Great idea to keep in mind.
Well here it is ready to spray baster.  It was super easy.  The curves are not sewn together the small left side is laid a quarter of an inch over the larger right side.  Sewn down and the stitches covered with a 1/2 inch bias strip.  So Easy!
I used this strip fabric.  I love stripes cut on the bias.  I will use this same bias cut fabric to bind it with.  The large template above is the curve the ends of the runner will be cut.  I think I might pull some of my other forgotten fabric stashes out and try this one again.  
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  1. What a good idea to laminate templates, especially if they are frequently used ones. Thanks for linking to Sew, Stitch, Snap, Share.

  2. One of these days, I will do a curved pieced quilt. This is beautiful!

  3. I have never seen this pattern, and I love it! What a great way to assemble too. I will definitely be looking into getting some of my templates laminated now that I've seen this. Thank you so much for the great tip!

  4. Interesting technique! I've done curve piecing like that, but never with the binding bridging the gap. I'm loving your fabric choices, too!

  5. How fun and pretty fabrics too! Thanks for sharing this week!