Sunday, March 08, 2009

Border Fabric Fun!

Lynn came over today and we used the coffee border fabric to make table runners! Above is Lynn's - isn't it cute. Note around hers is Coffee Cups. Here is the pattern for them: Easy Striped Table Runner by The Quilt Company. I saw them at a show last fall and didn't buy it, and then regretted not getting it. Well we found it yesterday and had to make one for fun.


And here is mine. Mine has coffee, cups and coffee pots. There is no binding, you sew and turn right side out. I even got mine "quilted" today!


Then from the left over strips we had after cutting the border fabric I made 3 little mat's! Aren't they cute! I even got one of the mat's quilted and finished!



21 comments from wonderful readers:

Vicki W said...

These are really nice!

Christina said...

Way cute! I have been wanting to try this. I love the fabrics.

Jan said...

Absolutely adorable. Love the mats. You always astound me.

gemini47quilting said...

This is quite a nifty tablerunner - are you able to tell me what the fabric label is - very nice mmmmm....

Red Geranium Cottage said...

HOW CUTE !!! I love the mats. Your so clever Dawn!!!

kiwicarole said...

Gosh I really love these! How clever are you?! These are almost too nice to put on your table and have people spill coffee on!
Carole:)

Tazzie said...

Ohhh my goodness! I love them Dawn, the runners and mats are just adorable! I have a feeling there are going to be some of these in my future. Thank you so much for sharing.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Kathie said...

oh Dawn I love these, you know i love coffee !
I may have to look for coffee fabric now
the litlte mats are wonderful, the coffee mugs is my favorite
who makes that fabric line?
Kathie

Robin in Short Pump said...

I love this! Was it as easy as they say? Is there anything tricky about getting the strips straight/fussy cut correctly?

Gina said...

fabulous

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Darcie said...

Those are sa-weet!!! Love the fabric too!

Happy Monday, Dawn!

Jen said...

Do you have any idea how many border prints I now own to do this with that I STILL haven't done because for some warped reason I'm afraid of them? I want to do this in the worst way!

Wendy said...

What a neat idea for using border fabrics. I love how you did yours. That would be fun to try out.

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh I like these!!! I've been wanting some of this fabric but not sure what I'd do with it.....Thank you for sharing!

Libby said...

Oh my - that is so darned cute! And the bonus pieces, too. Just love the back fabric. I still want to be you when I grow up *s*

SubeeSews said...

Beautiful runners. In fact I found the pattern and ruler and ordered them yesterday. I have lots of striped fabrics.
Subee

WoolenSails said...

What a beautiful idea, they turned out so nicely.
I have some fabric that has border stripes and animals, sort of English look to it. Would be a perfect idea for it.

Debbie

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Those are adorable!

Material Mary said...

Fun day making these cute table runners and mats. I'm impressed.
Mary

Quilt Hollow said...

Love these...was scrolling down through your blog and realize this may be an older post...but these caught my eye! Ok...more than this but I had to stop and comment before continuing on!

darlynn said...

OMG Dawn, the table runners and mats are over the top!!! Love them!