Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine's Day Table Runner & Hotpads

Would this be perfect for February, or what!?

I finally finished it.... began 2 years ago, and never quite got the binding finished.

This one's big, it meaures 24.5 x 56 inches, and has been washed & dried for that lovely crinkly texture.

Each of those little squares was a 2 1/2 inchs block.

Back is covered in delicious strawberries, and binding coordinates perfectly with both sides.  Binding has been hand-sewn to the back, so has a very pretty finish even when flipped over.

There are 4 matching hotpads.  Each hotpad is about 7.25 inches square. Hotpads have a layer of Insul-Bright and a layer of cotton batting, so will keep the heat from coming through. Very helpful to keep you from getting burnt, also protects your table.

Backs of hotpads; 3 have same fabric as the binding, one has a red heart surrounded by white.
See the set here for $55.


Anne-Louise Olsson said...

Really pretty! I do like the backing...strawberries are always fabulous.

Fankle said...

Very cute runner, love the wee hearts :)

Hasnah Ahmad said...

nice work d

Sewgreen said...

I just love this!! I think I am going to make one similar!

Stephanie Proffitt said...

This is so adorable, did you use a pattern?

Lisa Vaughan said...

Nope, I make things up as I sew! :)

Susan Finley said...

Hi Lisa. This table runner is adorable. Could you possibly explain how you did the heart border? I want to make this for my sister's 40th anniversary. It would be so perfect and I would be so very grateful. Thank you.