Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Table Runners

Hello and happy Monday! Today I thought I'd share my collection of Christmas table runners. I use these runners in a lot of different ways over the Christmas season--of course I use them to dress up my tables.  But I also use them as dresser scarves and buffet decor.


And this one is one of my favorites. The fabrics are from an older Kate Spain



Christmas collection for Moda, and the pattern is the "Crossroads Table Runner" from the book Charmed and Dangerous by Heather Mulder Peterson. I love this pattern because you really just need a charm pack, backing and binding.

I've made a lot of runners using this pattern, and I love to use a fun print for the back so it's reversible.


Below is another one of my favorites...it's my Christmas Star Runner from my first book, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home.


This runner is the perfect length for our dining room table and looks really fun with our Christmas place settings!



Another one of my favorite runners is this whimsical version of my Simple Table Runner (free tutorial). This one is pieced with the "Cherry Christmas" collection by Aneela Hoey for Moda (a few years old).


This is another favorite...I picked it up a kit for this one at a shop hop several years ago. The runner has three blocks cut from a panel with reproduction Christmas handkerchiefs. The snowflake star blocks were pieced from coordinating fabrics. I really love the vintage feel of this one!


Finally...another little favorite that covers a small table in our hallway. I have been meaning to hand quilt this one for years, but I finished the edges and have been using it un-quilted for so long that it's kind of grown on me this way.  This one is from a book I used for a sampler quilt a few years ago.




I love to give runners as gifts. They are fast and fun, and they look very festive rolled up and tied with a beautiful ribbon. There have been a lot of wonderful new Christmas collections released recently...it might be time for me to add another runner to my collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

9 comments:

Rebecca said...

I also use them on the back of my dinning room chairs.

AnnieO said...

I'm just starting a quilt with a well-aged charm pack of that Kate Spain line! Lovely runners.

Hildy said...

I love table runners or as you call them dresser scarves. Kate's '12 Days of christmas' was and is my most favorite christmas collection ever but I wonder how a Sherri & Chelsi christmas line would look like;-)

Little Quiltsong said...

Love your table runners - each one is special! Your house will look lovely with all of these put out. I too have been adding to my little stash of Christmas table toppers and table runners.

Janet said...

Thank you for sharing those lovely runners...I might just have time to make one for a teacher gift for one of my grandchildren's teachers 😊

Karen said...

What a fun collection of holiday runners! The handkerchief one is so unique and right up my alley.

Janan Doster said...

What beautiful table runners. I love the Kate Spain fabrics, I have some of those fabrics, actually to make a table runner too!! I love the large poisettias in the print. I am sure they are beautiful in your home, have a Merry Holiday!

blauraute said...

They are all very beautiful. My favorite is the one with the stars.
Have a nice day
Roswitha

Janice said...

I love the Vintage hankies in the table runner! Beautiful!

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