A year ago, one of my favorite online quilt shops went out of business and I snatched up
a few yards yards upon yards of fabric for 99 cents a yard! I used some to make pillowcases, some to make my Scintillating Stars quilt, and now I'm using some to make Christmas table runners. Don't worry, I still have plenty for future projects!
I started with nine different one-yard cuts of fabric from the S'Noel line by Dana Brooks for Henry Glass & Co. I cut each into 2.5" strips.
I spray basted a few yards of the gray print onto some cotton batting and started sewing the strips to the batting. This quilt-as-you-go technique is quick and doesn't require extra quilting afterward.
Once I had enough strips to reach the end of my batting, the quilt measured about 40" x 90".
I trimmed up the edges, cut the quilt in half to make two 40" squares, then cut each of those into thirds to create six table runners.
I used more of the strips that I had already cut to bind them.
I still have a large stack of strips left, so there will be more of these in my future!
Now I will print a few labels and send them off as Pay It Forward gifts!
I'm never sure if I should count "table runners" in my overall quilt count. I haven't in the past because the word "quilt" isn't in "table runner." However, it still requires all of the same steps and is larger than many of my mini quilts (that I do count)!
Maybe I should just call them a "table quilt" so I can justify counting them!