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Table Runner & Napkins

I think this might be one of my most favorite projects yet.  I love the colors and the fabrics and how soft they are!  I made this quilted table runner and set of napkins for my sister-in-law for Christmas (yes, I have a total of 5 sister-in-laws, kinda fun). 

The fabrics were dreamy to work with,  I chose the Etsuko Furuya double gauze Birds in Purple from fabricworm.com and ordered the shot cottons from PurlSoho (I got a yard and half of Lipstick and the same of Apple).  I also had the blue polka dot from Patty Young’s latest Flora & Fauna line (from MaterialGal on Etsy), it just happend to coordinate nicely! 

I had the tiny dark brown polkadot in my stash, something I picked up at my local Hancock fabrics.  The table runner measured about 24 inches wide by 54 inches long.  I’m almost thinking I need to make a quilt using these same fabrics, for myself!

I used this tutorial over at Sew, Mama, Sew! for the napkins.  I ended up with hardly any leftover fabric, maybe a fat quarter or so from the Furuya fabric left (excited to add it to some clothing item for the girls –  the double gauze is dreamy). 

The best part of this project was that I ripped all my pieces, yes ripped!  I was reading this tutorial before making the table runner and decided I should just go for it since I was running late on time and wanted it straight on the grain without a lot of fuss.  It was awesome!

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7 Responses to Table Runner & Napkins

  1. Care 12.27.2009 at 2:02 am #

    GORGEOUS! Love those fabrics!!

  2. Leslie 12.27.2009 at 11:31 am #

    this is so pretty i love all the fun colors

  3. sewtakeahike 12.27.2009 at 9:26 pm #

    Wow Anna! They turned out fabulous! It is fun to rip fabric huh?

  4. Amy 12.27.2009 at 11:23 pm #

    Very pretty! The first time I went to Mary Jo’s Cloth Store in NC, I was stunned to see the ladies rip the fabric. Now I do it all the time when I have to cut strips :)

  5. Che Birba 08.12.2010 at 4:50 am #

    Hi…I’m Laura from Italy! Lovely blog!
    I will link you on my blog and I’d like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

    Laura from Italy

  6. Holly C. 08.31.2010 at 5:47 am #

    This is so pretty! I want to try something like this. :)

  7. Sara from Sara vs. Sarah 11.02.2010 at 1:02 am #

    wow! i’ve been following your blog for a while and just found this from a search on one pretty thing! adorable … i’m itching to make a table runner for fall (yes i am behind!) and i love yours in that the stripes are “long ways”! thanks for the inspiration!

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