Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Reversible Thanksgiving/Halloween Table Runner

 *Sewing With Certainty (SWC) Goal Linkup here!*

This tablerunner was a pretty quick and fun project to add some holiday cheer to our new apartment! I'm all about making sewing projects easy - you might as well make them reversible, amiright?

I designed the Thanksgiving side with somewhat traditional fabrics and the traditional flying geese and churn dash blocks. Thanksgiving in my family is steeped in tradition, so it only felt right! I'm really happy with the combination of fabrics. Have I ever mentioned that churn dashes are my favorite blocks ever? Well, they are <3. I have some ideas whirling around in my head about making more... anyway, I used this tutorial from Hoosier Toni to make skinny churn dashes.

Below is a churn dash inside a churn dash. It was sooo easy thanks to the tutorial! Also, this was my first time making flying geese. They were pretty easy and my accuracy improved pretty quickly.

 I've already shared the other side: for Halloween fabrics, I chose some of my spookiest oranges, purples, and blacks. I love the pumpkin print on both sides (it might be Alexander Henry). It's been waiting in my stash for the perfect project. Overall, I wanted the design to show off the pretty fabrics I've been collecting (such as the black and orange Pearl Bracelets - I die).

I quilted alternating in lines and swirls to add another layer of visual effect. Tan thread on the Thanksgiving side - orange bobbin thread for the Halloween side. Machine bound in the perfect orange AMH fabric from Innocent Crush. I'm happy as a clam.

Just keeping it real - our kitchen is getting redone starting Thursday, so this is just a glimpse of what the eating area really looks like:

Mom has requested a similar tablerunner in winter and Thanksgiving themes. I'm taking a little break from this project but I hope to come back to it before Christmas! Then, she can use the winter side for a couple of months :)


  1. This turned out so cute! I love your churn dash blocks.

  2. Yeah! You got it done! Looks cute and the reversible/two holidays was definitely a great idea.

  3. Oooh, I love it! Looks like a lot of work, though, not quick and easy for me!

  4. I have to confess - I saw your Halloween side last week, and plagiarized it. I made a reversible runner with one side all fall colors, and one side to match the dining room (it's a gift for my god-daughter for her new home). It came out great. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Did I comment on this from another post? Maybe I thought I did, but if I didn't I should have. Gorgeous! The thanksgiving side is terrific.

  6. yes, making it two sided is a fantastic idea! very nice :)

  7. lovely, lovely, lovely. It is so nice how traditional blocks can look so modern. I agree the churn dash is the best

  8. A two sided table runner is such a great idea, and I love the fabrics in yours!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  9. Oooh, a Christmas one would be cool! I love that it is two sided, great idea and the fabrics are just perfect.

  10. Seriously, this is one of my favourite table runners ever! It's just perfect, the colours and piecing are fantastic and I love how you used two different colours of thread for the quilting! Thanks so much for linking up :)


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