Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Scrappy Stars {Finished Table Runner + Giveaway}

I finished up the table runner that I showed the first blocks of on Monday!


I made a total of twelve blocks and sewed them into a 6 x 2 arrangement, for a 48" x 16" table runner.


For the quilting, I had a hard time finding a piece to use as the backing since it is longer than a regular width of fabric, so instead, I used the quilt-as-you-go technique to add strips of the teal dot and the floral print as the "backing".


Here's what the front looks like after adding the QAYG strips to the back:


As far as adding the QAYG strips goes, I started with two strips in the approximate middle and added them at an angle, since that would be more forgiving than attempting to add the strips straight. It was very, very helpful to use the built in walking foot on my Janome 6600P for this project.

For the binding, I used the same teal dot print fabric and sewed the binding entirely by machine!



Now this table runner is reversible -- and 100% made from scraps, including the batting and the backing!

Quilt Stats:
Name: Scrappy Star Table Runner
Pattern: Mosaic Star blocks
Fabric: scrap fabrics
Techniques: Accuquilt cutting, quilt as you go, machine binding
Quilting: quilt as you go
Size: 48" x 16"
Batting: scraps
Started and Finished: September 2019
Future: TBD

Sharing at Wednesday Wait Loss and Needle and Thread Thursday!

As promised, I have packaged up a bunch of my scraps from my recent Ohio Star Baby Quilt project to do a giveaway!


Just leave me a comment on this post and you'll be entered! Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you win, too! I might even add in an extra half yard (or two!)

Update 10/2/19: The giveaway is now closed, and I was feeling extra fun, so I picked two winners!


Lori will be the winner of the Quiet Shades fabrics and Shirley will win some other Island Batik fabrics! Thank you to everyone who entered!


36 comments:

  1. I love the idea of reversible table mats and you were so clever to do the interesting stripes on the back. I love scraps.

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  2. What a great idea to make this a reversible runner! I find the same problem with finding a perfect length for backing, but you've got this one covered...in 2 ways! Love the pops of purple too! duchick at gmail dot com

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  3. What a great idea for backing and quilting the table runner! Thank you for sharing it.

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  4. Great idea for your backing!! Love those colors.

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  5. Never thought about doing QAYG on the back--such a great idea! I've never done a binding entirely by machine, but someday soon I plan to try it.

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  6. What a beautiful table runner and yummy pretty fabrics! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  7. Thank you for sharing your thought process about your quilting method and why you decided on QAYG for this totally adorable table runner. It turned out gorgeous.

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  8. Love the way you made the backing for the table runner. It looks like a two-sided runner!

    Sandy A

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  9. What a pretty runner! And now I'll be thinking "reversible" every time I make one--thanks!

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  10. Very good idea for the backing. I will file that idea in my memory bank because I really want to try it. I'm trying to use up fabric.

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  11. I like reversible table-runners. Yours is very pretty. I still don't understand quilt-as-you-go, so haven't tried it yet.

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  12. I do that often with both table runners and placemats. It makes them so much more useful. Thanks for the giveaway of your remnants. Always good!

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  13. Nice idea with the QAYG. Those fabrics would be perfect for the soft, low volume quilt I'm making!

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  14. So clever to make this reversible! It turned out so nice!! Beautiful fabrics and generous of you! Thank you and have a good week!

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  15. Quilt as you go backing is a really good idea

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  16. Great idea for the backing. Double your pleasure, double your fun! I like it!!

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  17. I love that idea. It could for other projects too like placemats and mug rugs.

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  18. I love the two sided table runner. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing !

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  19. I love your table runner and how you made it reversible. It would also be great with holiday fabrics, and could be different holidays!! Beautiful fabric and a great idea!!

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  20. Such a great idea for quilting! And now its reversible. Perfection. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  21. What a great runner! And an ingenious way to finish an item.

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  22. This is so pretty! You used such sweet colors too!

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  23. What a grrrrreat Runner! Love that it's reversible too..AWESOME! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!! :)

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  24. What a unique idea! Love the colors in the runner.

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  25. What great fabrics. I love how you made the table runner reversible.

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  26. Oh my, I love your runner. Especially the back. I love to make a runner that is reversible, and wow I just love your idea here. Thanks for inspiring and sharing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  27. The back is like looking at the garden through the Venetian blinds or a trellis, awesome!

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  28. Love the table runner! That teal with the darker colors in the Asian print just sparkle. At least you completed one of your scrappy projects. Hopefully your bins are a little more empty now.

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  29. I liked the way you did the back giving two looks in one. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  30. Interesting projects, so much fun! Melanie

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  31. Your Scrappy Star Table Runner is so pretty! I like that it is reversible.

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  32. I like reversible items like your table runner. And I love purple and turquoise, so could I please win??

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  33. Beautiful table runner and thanks for the QAYG idea for my table runner WIP and I too have a Janome 6600! I love my JanomešŸ˜€
    Jeri Niksich Oldtisme@aol.com

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  34. I've recently fallen in love with QAYG and this is another great idea. I love that teal dot, it's very friendly looking.

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  35. What a brilliant idea! I shall definitely be giving the QAYG method a try next time I make a runner or table mats.

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