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A Summer Table Runner

 

I found a little bit of time to do some summer sewing. So I made a table runner for my mother-in-law’s birthday. I used the good old quick, quilt-as-you-go Table Runner Tutorial. I love how fast these come together.

Last summer when we were in Maryland I found some cool fabric with a beach and lighthouse theme and knew they were perfect for my mother-in-law who grew up in Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The prints are from the collection Beachcomber by Clothworks. All of the rest of the fabric came from my stash. I love how it all came together. 

I especially love all the sand-colored neutrals. Now I’m in the mood to make a beach-inspired quilt in really subtle neutrals. Hmm…

Plant and pot from Ikea.

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19 Comments

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    sunny
    July 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    love love that fabric!

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    ~The Bargain Babe
    July 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    That is adorable! Very nice and perfect for summer. 🙂

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    Donna
    July 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I loved this tutorial. I did three at Christmas with Christmas fabric (two were given as a gift…kept the favourite one for me!). Then I liked it so much I did a Valentine's day one, and I now working on a spring one. I am trying to do for each season! Your tutorial was great!!

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    Linda
    July 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Very nice! Thanks!

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    Lori Holt
    July 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Adorable Amy….beachy vintagey summer vacationy:)<br />Love it!<br />xx<br />Lori

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    Leanne
    July 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    thats a lovely gift for your mother in law, great summery colours.

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    Sheila
    July 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    What a lovely gift! Very nice tutorial. I could see this in Christmas fabrics, too. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    Angela N.
    July 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    gorgeous! would match my bath theme!! love the fabrics!!

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    Sarah Craig
    July 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Too cute!!!

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    stacke1
    July 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    mmmm…lovely

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    randi
    July 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    very pretty!

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    angela
    July 7, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Just today I was loving my current summer table runner made from your tutorial, thinking I needed another! <br /><br />That&#39;s such a fun, quick project.

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    Sherri
    July 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    So cute! I love beach themed fabrics…and yours coordinate so well with the other prints!

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    Kerri
    July 8, 2011 at 12:15 am

    oh, i LOVE the beach!! such a perfect summer table runner!!

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    Patty
    July 8, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Super cute.

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    GLÒRIA
    July 8, 2011 at 10:13 am

    It &#39;is very nice table runner! I&#39;m lovely this fabrics!

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    Mary Jane's TEAROOM
    July 9, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Fabulous…and a lovely choice of Summer inspired fabrics!<br />Susan x

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    Kitty Pearl
    July 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    This project is a great showcase for novelty prints. And the quilt as you go makes it even faster. Fun!

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    Anne's House
    March 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    How wonderful! My favorite kind of quilting! Thank you!

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