Thanks to Kathleen (she’s our Queen of holiday cheer) for sending this one my way. If you haven’t seen this technique, you’re going to be so excited because it really is a so very easy and quick way to make your table festive. This 10-minute table runner video explains it all and Kathleen even sewed one for us to show you how it looks in darling Clothworks fabric. The collection is Santa’s Whimsy by Masha D’yans. Kathleen made a whole stack of these and she said it was a great use for a piece of a panel that has been chopped. So, if you fussy cut something out of a panel, but still have a 1/3 yard selvedge to selvedge, you can use that piece as the center and a coordinating half yard as the backing. If you want to know before you watch the video, here is what you’ll need:
1/3 yard selvedge to selvedge
1/2 yard selvedge to selvedge
2 cute coordinating buttons (optional)
And, just in case you want to know, my lovely Mom made the Santa who has the pleasure of sitting on the table runner. If you want to know the pattern, drop me a comment and I’ll ask my Mom if she remembers the pattern name. She is the Santa master and I have a whole table of cool santas and snowmen that she has made. I’m so lucky! My Mom is awesome. We’ll be featuring her gift bag pattern here shortly.