Added Apr 25, 2013
The pattern for this table runner came from one of my co-worker’s quilt magazines. I was training her, and while she was busy doing her work without need of my assistance, I became quite board, so I read her magazines. In one of them, I saw this project and felt the insatiable need to make this. I traced the pattern on some scrap pieces of paper I use to take notes on calls and got to work. It turns out I did not buy enough of the lime green fabric, but luckily I had extra light green fabric left over from my scotty dog pillows. I also did not purchase enough of the white fabric, but I managed to piece it together nicely, so it wasn’t a problem. I constructed this table runner on the Pfaff Ambition 1.5 because I really wanted the use of the IDT. This machine also did the decorative stitch for the binding, and it is good that this machine has enough power to get through all of those layers. Overall, this was so much fun to make and it really brightens up the room.
Also while I was doing the top stitching, I was using one of those small spools of Gutermann thread and ran out about halfway through without any extra thread. I was so heartbroken because I wanted to finish the project and get it on my table. Luckily we often have extra fabric where I work, but we really don’t have any Gutermann, and we do not usually have such a color of green as what I bought. I don’t know how, but after digging around the bags of thread in the cabinet in my supervisor’s cubical, I found not a matching thread color, but the EXACT same thread color (number 716) by the same manufacturer. I suppose the universe wanted this thing completed too.
Quilter’s cotton: 1 fat quarter lemon yellow, 2 fat quarters lime green, 1 fat quarter green, and 1 yd of white.
7/8 yd fusible batting
Double fold bias tape
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