Monday, December 14, 2015

Day 5: Home for the Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome to the fifth day of our Home for the Holidays blog hop! 
This week we'll be featuring a variety of small sewing projects to add holiday cheer to your house. These are fast and easy--you can still make them for this year, or bookmark the tutorial until after the holidays! We hope you enjoy these tutorials--and don't miss a chance to win a bundle of the fabrics featured each day!




Today Connie from Freemotion by the River is here sharing a patchwork table runner made using Ro Gregg's Peace on Earth collection. Two coordinates help the large focal print to shine, and a tonal outer border adds the perfect frame. 


Here's Connie!
I'm glad to be taking part in the Home for the Holidays Blog Hop!
Peace on Earth table runner tutorial by Connie Kresin Campbell


The beautiful Christmas collection I'm working with is called Peace on Earth by Ro Gregg. The dark green border I used is from the Leather collection. The size of the table runner is 19" x 43".


Peace on Earth fabric collection by Ro Gregg for Fabri-Quilt Inc.

Materials:

1/3 yard Christmas print
1/3 yard cream print
1/3 yard light green print
1/2 yard dark green
2/3 yard backing

Cutting:

Cream print:
cut one - 5 1/2" WOF (width of fabric) strip
     sub-cut - three - 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares
cut two - 2 1/4" WOF (width of fabric) strips
     sub-cut - 24 - 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" squares

Light green print:
 cut two - 2 1/4" WOF (width of fabric) strips
     sub-cut - 24 - 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" squares
cut three - 1 1/2" WOF (width of fabric) strips for first border
     sub-cut - 2 - 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" pieces
     sub-cut - 2 - 1 1/2" x 38 1/2" pieces

Christmas print:
cut two - 5 1/2" WOF (width of fabric) strips
     sub-cut 12 - 4" x 5 1/2" rectangles

Dark Green Border:
cut three - 3" - WOF (width of fabric) strips
     sub-cut 2 - 3" x 19 1/2" pieces
     sub-cut 2 - 3" x 38 1/2" pieces

Dark Green Binding:
cut three - 2 1/2" WOF (width of fabric) strips

Make the Table Runner:

Use a 1/4" seam allowance for the entire project and press to the darkest fabric.

Sew the 2 1/4" squares together as shown below. Make 12 groups.
Tutorial for piecing a christmas table runner

 Follow the diagram below to put your blocks together.
Tutorial and graphic for piecing a the blocks for the table runner

 Sew the rows together.
Tutorial for piecing the blocks for the table runner

 You will make three blocks for the table runner.  They are 12 1/2" square unfinished.
Finishing one 12 inch block for the table runner tutorial

Join the three blocks together.
Joining three blocks for the table runner tutorial

Add the first border. Sew the sides first and then the top and bottom.
adding the first border for the table runner tutorial

For the final border add the 3" x 38 1/2" pieces to the top and bottom. (this ensures your fabric will be wide enough for the border)

Then add the 3" x 19" pieces to the sides.
adding the final border for the table runner tutorial
Add your batting and backing and quilt as desired. Use the 2 1/2" strips of dark green for the binding.

Enjoy your new table runner for the holidays!
Peace on Earth table runner tutorial by Connie Kresin Campbell l Freemotion by the River

Thanks Connie!
Head over to Connie's blog to find out how you can win a bundle of Peace on Earth fabrics. 
This contest is now closed.

See the entire Peace on Earth collection by Ro Gregg here.


Check out each day of our Home for the Holidays Hop!
Day 1: The Ho Ho Ho Pillow
Day 2: The Present Pillow
Day 3: Snowflake Pillow
Day 4: O Christmas Tree Pillow
Day 6: Snowflake Table Topper
Day 7Let It Snow Applique Quilt
Day 8: Cinnamon Scented Coasters

89 comments:

  1. Connie's runner is beautiful with those fabrics.

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  2. Love the runner! Will have to make one for next year.

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  3. Love the runner! Will have to make one for next year.

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  4. I love Christmas hops. Connie does great things with these beautiful fabrics.

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  5. Gorgeous table runner and stunning fabrics.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  6. This is very pretty-love the greens in the runner.

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  7. Ty for sharing your table runner very pretty....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  8. Ty for sharing your table runner very pretty....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  9. I realy love your table runner!
    This year I made some christmas pillows.
    The fabric bundle looks so nice,thank´s for the chance to win.

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  10. lOVE THE COLORS IN THE TABLE RUNNER. THANKS FOR SHARING

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  11. Great little runner. The fabric is very pretty!

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  12. Such a cute table runner and the instructions are so easy to follow. Nicely done!

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  13. Sweet runner and a Perot gift idea!!! I know that my aunt would love something like this!!

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  14. I love Connie's work! This is a beautiful table runner.

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  15. Great runner Connie!
    I love the fabrics you used!

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  16. Love how this turned out! crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  17. Thanks for the inspiration. Great fabric.

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  18. Connie always has such great ideas and this one is no exception.

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  19. This would be perfect on my table at Christmas dinner
    Thank you!

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  20. Very nice, good use of such sweet fabric...thanks.

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  21. Love Connie's runner and the fabric is to die for! Definitely been added to my bucket list!

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  22. Thanks for the pattern for the table runner. Looks easy, and can showcase a nice feature fabric like the one from the Peace on Earth collection.

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  23. Thanks for the tutorial for the beautiful table runner. It's just what I needed for a Christmas present on Thursday.

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  24. Great tutorial. I love to make table runners. Thanks!

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  25. The fabrics are beautiful. Thanks for the project.

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  26. Love the colors of these fabrics! Great tutorial, too!
    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (at) yahoo.com

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  27. Beautiful table runner! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  28. love the fabrics that you have chosen for this project.

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  29. I love Connie's tutes and ideas!! Love the fabrics also. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  30. Great quick table runner, thanks Connie!

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  31. Love the table runner and during my visit I discovered the gorgeous Christmas cushions you have been sharing. I am so into cushions right now and I will definitely be making the Snowflake, O CHristmas Tree, and Ho Ho Ho. Thanks so much.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  32. Love the table runner and during my visit I discovered the gorgeous Christmas cushions you have been sharing. I am so into cushions right now and I will definitely be making the Snowflake, O CHristmas Tree, and Ho Ho Ho. Thanks so much.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  33. I like traditional red and green, but the little bit of pink and beigey gold is really sophisticated. Very pretty!

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  35. nice table runner! I like your tutorial!

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  36. Thanks for the tutorial, I love the runner.

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  37. Very pretty table runner. I love the greens! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  38. Love this runner!! Thanks for sharing Tutorial with us!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS!!

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  39. Have been enjoying this blog tour and seeing all of the creative uses for the fabric lines. Thanks Fabri-Quilt.

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  40. I just love these blog hops for the holidays or any time of year really. So full of ideas that make me want to sew! THank you!

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  41. Lovely table runner, thanks for the instructions and pics - very pretty fabrics.

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  42. Beautiful runner with lovely fabrics. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  43. Gorgeous work and the fabrics are lovely x

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  44. Such beautiful fabric. My mother would would have loved it.

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  45. Love this. I think the dark green border really ties it all together so nicely!

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  46. Great tutorial. Looks like I can do this one

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  47. Connie made a beautiful, but easy, runner from those fabrics.

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  48. Merry Christmas...new to blogging...love the tutorials..helps me so much..thank you!

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  49. MERRY CHRISTMAS! THANKS FOR SHARING A NEAT TUTORIAL+GIVEAWAY TOO! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  50. Thanks for the pretty tutorial for Connie's tablerunner.

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  51. Great tutorial by Connie and a lovely runner .

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  52. Very nice runner, love the fabrics!

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  53. So cute. I love the wreath effect. You could easily make one block and hang it on your door.

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  54. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. This would be a great quick gift for Christmas.

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  55. Beautiful table runner and easy to make.

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  56. this is lovely. thanks for the tutorial

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  57. Connie's tutorials are always so easy to follow. I'll be saving this one as I have all the others.

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  58. Connie really makes such beautiful things! This is one more that I love and want to make for myself! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  59. thanks for sharing your table runner pattern. I love decorating for Christmas.

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  60. Love the table runner.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
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  61. I like the panel (your link to all the fabrics) and saw there is an apron too! Very pretty runner.

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  62. Beautiful fabric and runner. I like the subtle Christmas design. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  63. Beautiful, Connie. You always come through with a winner.

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  64. Thanks for the great tutorial. Love the greens.

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  65. Great table runner--love how it showcases the beautiful fabrics!

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  66. Beautiful table runner - and seems so adaptable!

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  67. Great instructions and beautiful tablerunner!!

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  68. Beautiful fabrics and beautiful runner!
    Susan
    Susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  69. Beautiful fabrics and beautiful runner!
    Susan
    Susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  70. This blog tour with all your projects is wonderful! Thanks for sharing and showcasing Ro Gregg's scrumptious and beautiful fabric line.
    Merry Christmas!

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  71. Love the fabrics and table runner.

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  72. What a fun way to use the fabric! Love her tutorial too. Thanks for having such a nice tour!

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  73. Sometimes the simplest patterns are brought to life by the fabrics!

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  74. The table runner is awesome and nice color combinations to make a cute table runner. Great work.Love to do it.

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  75. This is a beautiful runner. Thanks for the tutorial!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  76. Love the runner. Great tutorial.

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  77. A beautiful way to show off these gorgeous fabrics Connie!

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  78. Love how this table runner looks on the wicker sofa. I have a wicker sofa on my porch and need to create this look next year. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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    1. I love the fabric colors you chose for the table runner. Thank you for the tutorial. Your pictures are very clear and helpful!

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  79. i love the gold diamond fabric, so pretty. i follow by email

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  80. I follow you and I am a follower of Connie's

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  81. The Peace on Earth fabric is gorgeous and makes a lovely table runner. I follow via email . Merry Christmas .

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