Little table runner tutorial hits the big time!

I’m feeling kind of stoked.  Remember this humble little table runner tutorial?

You should check out the other 10. They’re all fabulous. And you’ll probably start to wonder why I’m mixed in with that bunch. I’m feeling the same way!  Thanks again Kari for the lovely honor. Made my day.
(And let me tell you a little story about that tutorial. I was feeling so discouraged about blogging last spring. I can’t really explain why – I just was. And I was ready to close up shop and just not blog anymore. I happened to exchange a couple of emails with Vanessa Christenson and she generously asked if I would be interested in writing a guest post tutorial.  So I said yes and thought, okay I’ll do this last thing, and then I’m done. Well that little project rebooted my blogging efforts. And I’m glad I’ve stuck around. My perspective on blogging has changed a lot since then and I’m a lot more at peace with it all. But that’s another post for another day. I should be in bed. My brain is in too deep a fog to try and explain anything coherently right now. Good night!)

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    January 5, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Congrats! That is awesome. It's amazing how a little recognition at the right time can change everything. Now, if only my child could start giving me a few props now and then :o) Congrats again, you are amazing!

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    January 5, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Ahh… What a sweet story! I'm glad you stick around, I really enjoy reading your blog. Congrats on the big recognition, you deserve it!

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    Jen T
    January 5, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Congratulations. I love the Table Runner tutorial, and all of your tutorials!

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    January 5, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Love this project! I&#39;ve made one (or two) of them myself!<br /><br />Congrats!

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    Quiet Quilter
    January 5, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I liked the tutorial and have it in my &quot;things to do&quot; list. Simple, but elegant. Glad you stuck around.

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    January 5, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Congrats! I LOVE(!!!!) this runner!! I think I&#39;ve made 6 of them now? Just finishing the binding on the last one; it is my favorite go-to quick gift.

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    January 5, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Congrats Amy,<br />I love your tutorials!<br />Grazia

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    January 5, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Saw that this morning and was thrilled for you! She couldn&#39;t have rewarded a nicer blogger with mention of a great project. Congrads!

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    Please Eloise
    January 5, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Congratulations! I&#39;ve only recently found your fabulous blog and being an amateur sewer I&#39;m part way through your charm pack baby quilt tutorial. It&#39;s been fantastic – thank you so much. I&#39;ll try this table runner next! Thanks again, Kate

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    Magiczna Fabryka
    January 5, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Congratulations! We really enjoy reading your blog, is perfect. We love the Table Runner tutorial, and all of your tutorials! We are pleased that you are staying!

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    Papgena Made It
    January 5, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Congratulations!<br />I&#39;m really glad that you didn&#39;t stop blogging. I do enjoy read your blog altought sometimes I don&#39;t comment…sorry!<br />It&#39;s so important words of encouragement!

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    Where animals speak
    January 5, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Congratulations!<br />Nice blog and nice work! I really like your tutorial. Thanks for all :-)<br /><br />Bally

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    January 5, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I love this runner. I&#39;ve used it to teach a friend to sew, made several for myself, and Christmas presents this year. <br />Thanks for sharing.<br />p.s. I love your blog. It has inspired me to pull out my sewing machine and sew more. As I tell my husband. . . I&#39;m happier when I sew a little each day. And he&#39;s good with that.

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    January 5, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Congratulations! I&#39;m so excited that you made the list! You are amazingly talented!<br />Biz

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    Happy Cottage Quilter
    January 5, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Congratulations! And I do have to say that your tablerunner is not only pretty, it is the fact that it is quick and easy. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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    January 5, 2011 at 7:48 am

    you sound so surprised! I linked to this tutorial for Ms. Muffin when she asked commenters to leave a favorite tutorial. So, you&#39;re on that top 100 list also!<br />You sparkle!!

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    January 5, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Way to go, Amy. You are an amazing person! I feel honored to know you.–Sarah

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    January 5, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Congratulations. Your table runner is beautiful! I want to make one.

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    January 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

    That&#39;s great! Congrats!<br /><br />I&#39;m usually a lurker, but I decided to post a comment just to say that I&#39;m glad you stuck around as a blogger. I found your site from your series on Make and Takes, and I&#39;m now a subscriber even though I&#39;ve never sewed a stitch or even bought fabric. Maybe 2011 is finally the year that I fix that! Thanks so much for all that do!

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    January 5, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Congrats! I&#39;m new to your blog, and a relatively new sewer. I just found this tutorial a few days ago and I love it, can&#39;t wait to make one! 🙂

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    January 5, 2011 at 10:23 am

    congratulations! :)<br /><br />this is so sweet 🙂

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    January 5, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Congrats, Amy! I don&#39;t wonder at all why your tutorial made it–fast, clear instructions, and great payoff! Good for you!

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    January 5, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I&#39;m so glad you decided to stick around! I made a couple of the table runners as Christmas gifts and just love that tutorial. Congratuations!

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    January 5, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Good for you! I have admired this tutorial since I first saw it and I&#39;m still planning to try it! I&#39;m glad you&#39;re still around…because I appreciate your blog!

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    Lee Ann
    January 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I saw that the other day. Awesome! And congrats!

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    January 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    You shouldn&#39;t be surprised. Your table runner is beautiful.

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    January 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Congratulations! I made one for my mom and she loved it – I need to make one for myself now! I really enjoy your blog / posts – I am a new quilter and I love to see your projects!

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    Karen P.
    January 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    How exciting! I am glad too that you stuck it out. Your blog is one of my favorites! I wish I could make as many beautiful quilts as you do!

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    January 5, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations 🙂

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    January 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    How exciting! I&#39;m almost done with the runner I&#39;m doing from this tutorial and other than the fact that it&#39;s taking me forever, I&#39;m very pleased with both the tutorial and the runner. Congratulations! Do you have a Flickr group for people to share their projects they&#39;ve done from your tutes/patterns?

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    January 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I love your runner and I am so glad it made the top 1o list. I am eagerly awaiting the next opportunity I have to go to JoAnns because I am making myself a table runner with your tutorial. Since I am a blogging newbie I am very glad you didn&#39;t stop blogging! Thanks for inspiring us!

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    Judy Bagwell
    January 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Very cool. Congrats!!<br />I love the table runner and tut!

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    6 cute kids
    January 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Congrats! I love this table runner, and actually made my own spin on it by adding hot pad batting inside. That way it can be a hot pad as well as a table runner. I love all your great ideas!

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    January 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I&#39;m so glad you put this tutorial. I&#39;ve made two, one for me, and one for my parents. Thank you and congrats.

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    Kari @ Ucreate
    January 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    AMY!!<br />I am so glad I stopped by to read this story!! I&#39;m so glad you have a new perspective on blogging and have stuck out the rough time! I&#39;ve been there and have almost quit 3 times…I guess there are ups and downs with anything we do huh? I realized I had to make blogging fun again or stop. So I decided to make it fun again!!<br /><br />I LOVE all of your projects and was

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    January 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Congratulations on your award!! Totally deserved! I am a new sewer and made 2 table runners for Christmas gifts. I am so glad you kept blogging- I love your blog and check it all the time! Thanks for all your tutorials and help:) You are a blessing:)

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    January 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Hahaha…the little Tut that could!:)Hmmm….I think there&#39;s a story in there somewhere!;)<br />Congrats kiddo!!<br />xo

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    January 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!<br />And I don&#39;t know why you&#39;re surprised? I find your tutorials very easy to understand, if I can get it……..!

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    V and Co.
    January 5, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Awww Im so glad that you stuck around. I know our conversations help me out all the time. And I really happy to call you a friend in real life too. 🙂

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    January 5, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Congratulations! I want you to know that I made your table runner over christmas. I made one just like your pattern out of my Christmas fabric scraps. Then I made two more incorporating some miscellaneous chrismas log cabin blocks that I had lying around. I gave the two with blocks away as gifts, but I kept the scrap one for myself. It was my favourite and I really love it. I am planning on

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    Cathy H.
    January 5, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Congratulations!! And I&#39;m so glad you kept blogging! I enjoy stopping by. I&#39;m headed to check out your tutorial, I don&#39;t think I&#39;ve seen it!!

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    January 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Well I love that table runner and have it on my list of projects. And I really enjoy your blog so thanks for not giving it up!

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    January 5, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I loved it too! I followed your instructions and made two for Christmas presents!

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    January 5, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I&#39;m so glad you&#39;ve keep blogging. You inspire me to keep creating!

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    January 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Congratulations!<br /> I too am glad you&#39;ve kept blogging. That table runner is on my list to do.

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    January 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Congratulations!!! I love this runner…. I still need to make one!

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    January 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Congratulations, it&#39;s adorable!

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    January 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I am so glad that you didn&#39;t give up blogging last spring. Right after that is when I started following you, and I love your projects!! :)<br /><br />And congrats on the win, I think you totally deserve it!

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    January 5, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Congratulations! Its a super tutorial. You have a wonderful blog.

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    em's scrapbag
    January 6, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Congrats! That&#39;s awesome!

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    January 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Yay! I LOVE your table runner tute and plan on using it to make at least a dozen this year for gifts (and myself!). You totally deserve the honor…now, pat yourself on the back!

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    January 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    That is wonderful! It&#39;s a fantastic tutorial! I want you to know that I made one for myself and two of them as Christmas presents this year! My mother-in-law said she loved it so much she was going to keep it out all year! Glad you decided to keep blogging!

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    January 6, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Congratulations Amy! You certainly do deserve the accolade. How glad am I that you continued to blog 🙂

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    January 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    You must not realize how many things I&#39;ve copied off of your blog! I love your blog!! I have made your table runner several times, a few nine-patch quilts that you gave me the pattern for and I even copied your denim patch idea on my daughter&#39;s jeans! Keep them coming! I would miss you terribly.

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    October 13, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Oh Amy! I was just reading some of your posts and this came up as a suggested post for me to read. I love that being a top 10 tutorial on U Create was once “hitting the big time.” If you could have seen yourself now!! I even used this table runner tutorial back in the day when you first posted it! You are fabulous now, but you’ve always been fabulous, even before this significant blog post. Thank you for your many years of sharing your talents with the rest of us!

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      Amy Smart
      October 14, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Aww, thanks. It is SO interesting to look back at our own milestones, isn’t it? I’m so glad you commented on this post to remind me of my journey.


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