Sew and Tell – Christmas Runner

Barb N from Idaho recently completed this beautiful Holiday runner and is this week’s Sew & Tell star!

Barb's Christmas RunnerBarb made it as a commission piece for a client of hers who wanted an extra long table runner, 90 inches in length. What a great way to use up a piece of vary narrow but very long batting! It’s a simple to make yet very effective piece.

Barb chose “Holiday Hoot” from Alexandar Henry  for the middle and cut it wide enough to really show off the print. She surrounded it with a thin red sashing (Nature’s Gift by Deb Strain) and then a wider piece of Chistmas teal (Adoring by Sandy Gervais , which she got from me).  Don’t you think she did a great job of blending fabrics from 3 different collections?

This is what Barb had to say about her holiday runner, “With such a great focal fabric, I let the fabric do the talking and simply machine stitched around the rectangular borders to give it hold and definition.  I also made matching placemats and a smaller version of the runner.”

Christmas Table Runner DetailBe sure to check out Barb’s blog at

Share Your Project

If you would like to share a project you’ve made with at least one piece of fabric purchased from me, please email with your high quality photos and what makes your project interesting or special to you. If you are selected as my show and tell star of the week, you’ll get a $5 gift certificate as my way of saying thanks!

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