Floribella fabric + Pattern Jam

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.

ย 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.

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    Rebecca Grace
    March 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Those Easter dresses are ADORABLE! Quick — I need to adopt a little girl so I can sew for her!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    March 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Love the big floral prints. Reminds me of the old printed tablecloths that I love to collect! <br /><br />We are getting more snow tomorrow so all that Springiness is very welcomed!

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    March 3, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    It&#39;s wonderful to see more &quot;grown up&quot; fabrics from Riley Blake. I like this line and think your table runner is adorable! Well Done!!!<br />Judy

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    Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
    March 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    They are holding hands!!!!

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    March 3, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    You do beautiful work, Amy. those dresses are gorgeous and so is the runner. xo Dina

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    March 3, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    That Pattern Jam design tool could be addicting. Very addicting. So fun to play with it, and such pretty fabric to paint with! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    March 3, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I have never been to the Pattern Jam site before. Oh, what a treat! Thanks for the introduction to something I think will become an obsession! :)<br /><br />Sandy A

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    March 3, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Beautiful fabrics! The dresses are precious!

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    March 4, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Very cute table runner. I like the dress with the lower cape very fun! Cheers

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    Kathelle - Strandom
    March 4, 2015 at 5:34 am

    I love those floral fabrics! I&#39;ve downloaded a copy of that quilt pattern too – it&#39;s so good being able to find ones for boys as well as girls ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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    Sigi G
    March 4, 2015 at 7:04 am

    The Floribella Fabric is so pretty!! Love the dresses made with it and your table runner looks so bright and cheerful. <br />Thank You for a chance to try out this pattern – see what I can come up with :)!

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    March 4, 2015 at 7:33 am

    The fabric is so pretty and the table runner makes it Spring. Cute Easter dresses!

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    Amy Deason
    March 4, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I&#39;m in love with this fabric! I will have to order it today!!! Thanks for blogging this fabric.

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    March 4, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Very cute runner, I love the spring colors. I am waiting for spring to arrive here.

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    March 4, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I love this line of fabric and will make the runner up. I have not made a quilt as you go pattern.<br /><br />cheris46@hotmail.com

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    March 4, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Such happy springy fabric designs! They make up a nice quilt ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emily Taylor
    March 6, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I love everyting about this great post, Amy! Thank you!

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    Michele T
    March 6, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Love that fabric collection… perfect for spring!

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    March 18, 2015 at 6:59 am

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    Sonja Loyd
    March 28, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Love the runner,I just saved the tutorial The dress are so sweet,and Pattern Jam really has helped with patchwork and color schemes.

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    Deanna Wall
    May 22, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Emily Taylor! I love your fabric designs along with own use and sell a lot of your FABRICS at stitchesquilting.com ! Emily you are an amazing fabric designer and your fabrics are gorgeous in anything! Amy the table runner design is ingenious! Why have I never thought of sewing the strips together right on top of the backing and batting? Mind boggling! Thanks for sharing ladies!

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