Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Scrappy Gray Table Runner

My sister Mandi recently told me that she wanted a quilt with the colors gray, black, and white. I didn't have enough of those in my stash to make a whole quilt, so I asked around on Instagram for the best place to buy fabric scrap bags online. A generous Instagram friend offered to sell me some scraps from her stash, and I couldn't be happier with the variety and selection that she picked out! I decided to do my first "X Plus" quilt with these fabrics and so far, it's coming along nicely.

As I was trimming some of my pieces, I was ending up with lots of triangles. I couldn't let them go into my scrap bag when they were already so neat and tidy, so I sewed them together into half square triangles and decided to make a table runner for our dining room table. I pulled an awesome batik from my stash for the backing, and this was the final result!

Our house has a sun room with a GIANT skylight, so I was able to get some good lighting AND stay warm. My dog, Gracie, managed to tolerate this particular photo session long enough for me to get some good ones. :)


  1. The quilt is so cute!! What a great use of scraps too. Gracie has such a guilty look in the first picture - "Mom, I didn't think I was supposed to be on the quilts!?"

    If you're ever looking for scrap bags, I just bought my first one from southern fabrics and its pretty nice!!

  2. Thanks Rachel! I'm going to go check it out now (I'm already almost out of everything I got!). Oh and if you're still toying with the idea of signing up for a quilt swap, I just signed up for an Alison Glass quilt swap that isn't due until June. It's being hosted by @reapwhativesewn if you want to look into it. :)

  3. The table runner is awesome, and Gracie is pretty darn cute too!!!