After last week's post about pillow covers, it occurred to me that I have made a couple of table runners from scraps - it's another great, quick and simple way to use up scraps from a project and they make fabulous gifts!
This table runner was made with the trimmings from this quilt...
...so it was truly made from scrap - the pieces that would normally have been thrown away. And yet it's one of my favorite pieces!
And this pretty little runner, made with what I trimmed away from the polaroid blocks in my daughter's birthday quilt, has been a very popular piece - two customers who came to talk to me about t-shirt quilts have ordered one for themselves! Fortunately, there were a lot of trimmings from the original quilt!
Those are just a couple of examples that I've made, but here are some more that I found on Instagram and Pinterest to inspire you...
I love this use of a modified drunkard's path block!
And how simple is this? Great for leftover layer cake pieces...
You all should know by now that I love the Charming Stars block pattern - now I need to make some of these table runners! Maybe it will finally make a dent in that box of Christmas scraps...
And this is such a great idea - a table runner made using a full-size quilt pattern as a starting point! This is based on Christa Watson's Sealed With a Kiss quilt pattern. Just imagine - you could make one and use up the scraps from a quilt at the same time!
I love this simple but effective rope pattern - and I have lots of spare HSTs!
And folks, winter may be coming, but fall will be here sooner than you know! Wouldn't this be a terrific table runner for Thanksgiving?
Table runners are an excellent way to use up things like the wide leftover fabric strips from your quilt back and batting scraps, too. I bet you're eyeing all those scraps a little differently now - will you have a new runner on your table next week?
And here's my Gypsy Wife quilt block for this week - this one is called "From The Heart". I'm really loving how these are turning out, using my Latitude batik scraps from Kate Spain.
I had so much fun today - I was planning to make this block, then cut out kits for the next two blocks to take on vacation with me. But, rather like potato chips, it's hard to make just one, so I actually made all three blocks - but I'll be sharing them with you one at a time over the next two weeks.
Now I have a question for you - what is your favorite kind of scrappy sewing? Do you only use your scraps for quilts, or do you use them for smaller gift or home decor items? Enquiring minds want to know!