Can someone please tell me whether this is a table runner, a table topper, or what? I have no idea what to call these little shortie table runners that I make. If a table runner is running a marathon, these shortie ones I make are just running sprints. I like them a little shorter for use on my kitchen island so we're not constantly having to remove them. Here's the latest one I made from a remnant that caught my eye at the fabric store:
I'm really bummed that I have to put this away with the rest of the Christmas decorations, but it will be really fun to bring it out next December. I used the backing (which was cut from an old tablecloth) also as the binding using my favorite tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew. The cloth was probably a bit too thick to be doing it that way, but I forged ahead and forced it into submission at the mitered corners. I used felt as the batting.
The most exciting part of the project (and what was actually the whole reason I tackled it) was that I was able to use my brand-spankin' new walking foot for the quilting. You might ask "what quilting?" because it's pretty subtle. I just used off-white thread and followed the edges of the off-white chevrons. I didn't want to distract from the pattern of the fabric, and I was pleased with the result. The walking foot is awesome, and I can't wait to use it again.
I have a bit more of the fabric and I'm thinking of sewing up a quick piped basket to throw in with the Christmas decorations since I gave away all of the piped baskets I made last month.