Thursday, March 25, 2010

Petit Lace Table Runner Tutorial

I have been sewing and sewing here...with nearly nothing to show for it.
Some things simply can't be shown yet.
However, this little number can. 
Way back in September 2009  I made a special quilt for fall quilt market using Mill House Inn fabric. 
I am like most quilters in that I keep ALL my scraps.
 You just never know when you'll need them.
With the Mill House Inn scraps I made this quick table runner. It was intended to be a compliment to the lap quilt that might lay on my couch near my sewing area.
I still can't show you that lap quilt...but as I said, I can share this with you.

Petit Lace Table Runner

Scraps/ Strips atleast 8" X 1.75" ( I used Mill House Inn Layer Cake scraps)
1 yard backing and binding
batting atleast  14" X 30"
4 yards crocheted lace trim 
Chose 22  1.75" X 8" strips {some of my strips were a bit narrower}
sew them together on the 8 inch side....
you may want to arrange them..or pick them out of a brown paper bag for a really scrappy look.
continue to sew them end to end.
create a strip 8" X ~ 24"
create the border
take 6 darker strips
 sew 2 sets of  3 - 1.75" strips end  to end.
I pin ALL my seams
here are the 2 strips of 'border'
sew these strips to the 32" side of the runner.

layer with batting and backing
machine or hand quilt the runner

chose your crocheted lace trim
pin and sew along the darker border with a matching thread.
Add binding,
trim excess batting and finish binding.
A lovely Petit Lace Table Runner

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. It's also what inspired part of my Skinny Verna Modabakeshop tutorial.


quiltcetera said...

Very pretty Vickie! I love crochet trim, it adds just a touch of vintage feel.

Susan said...

I love this! I love the crochet lace, love the scrappiness of it - just love it - thanks!

Erin said...

If this inspired the Skinny Verna, then you know I LOVE it!

SillyMama said...

Once again thanks for sharing a fun, quick project. You are inspirational!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a nice tutorial.

Carol T said...

I like all the quilts that you make. I love it when you show how to make them.

TJ and Whitnee said...

I love the lace! What a cute runner! I'd love to share a link on on March 26!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Great way to reuse all of the scraps! Very eco-friendly...:0)

And I love the toch of lace.

Sherri said...

I really love this Vickie! I save every little scrap too!

Karenkayw said...

Thank you for such a wonderful blog. It really inspires us to keep on quilting!

Karenkayw said...

love the touch of lace!