A few weeks ago, Emily Taylor sent me some fat quarters from her newest collection, Floribella for Riley Blake. So pretty and perfect for spring.
I recently took down my red Valentine’s decorations including my red table runner and was in need of a new spring table runner for my kitchen table and these fabrics were perfect.
I used the trusty quilt-as-you-go table runner method to make this new one. And it came together so quickly. You can find the original Quilt-as-you-go Table Runner tutorial here.
There are a couple of things you can do when quilting this table runner, and I thought I’d show the difference in the looks you can create. The bottom half of this picture shows the strips sewn on without any additional quilting. The table runner is technically quilted because you sew the strips down to the batting and backing when you piece. But if you like, you can add more quilting afterward, if you like a denser quilted look (see top half of the photo.)
I like to use a neutral colored thread so that it blends with all of the fabric. I used an Aurifil 50 wt thread – mainly because that is what I keep threaded in my machine all the time, but a 40 wt thread would work well too. (I typically keep 50 wt in my machine because I think it’s perfect for piecing, but a heavier weight – 40, etc. works really nicely for quilting.) I also used the same thread for hand-sewing my binding.
I’m in love with this micro-stripe print and loved using it for the binding.
Here are a few more pretty pictures from the designer, Emily Taylor, using Floribella.
These dresses are made with this pattern by Emily. The pattern will be coming soon to Emily’s site, Pattern Jam.