Ever have one of those fabrics that you just don't want to cut into small pieces? (Let's not talk about the ones I don't want to cut at all...) I've been toting around a LOT of fabs like that, to include a great Christmas fabric in lovely mauves and teals and golds that I bought in Korea. In like ... 1994 or 5 maybe? I was saving it for JUST the right project!
Anywho... a friend of mine (thank you, Bobbie) described how to make a fun table runner that would allow me to keep a good piece of the fabric intact - and I just thought it would be perfect! Take a look:
The colors aren't as harsh in person as in that photo. I paired it with a white with gold metallic fabric that really lets the ornaments shine! I just think it's gorgeous!
Click here for instructions for a very similar way to make your own. It's REAL close to how I made this - except for the 10-minute part. Please. 10 minutes? I don't think so. It takes the Guide Dog for the Color Blind and me that long to choose fabrics, let alone a coordinating quilt thread! But that's pretty much how I made this one.
I thought the colors were a good "fit" with my sister-in-law's decor, so I decided this should go to her and my brother! I had some fabric left and thought it would be fun to make a little fabric basket to go with it:
Perfect to hold Christmas cards, ornaments, greenery and lights ... ANYTHING!
Really, really fun to make! I hope my s-i-l and brother enjoy them!
Thanks for reading!