One of my favorite things about quilting is trying out new tools and materials and sharing my feedback with you! It’s always fun when new products are sent at the same time and I get to combine them.
Earlier this year, I became a Janome Maker and as part of the program I’ll be testing out and using a Memory Craft 6700P. I’ve been piecing and quilting on the Janome for the past few months and while it has taken a bit of getting used to all of the bells and whistles (night and day compared to the Juki 2010q I had been using), I’m really enjoying it. I’ve been keeping a list of all of the things I’m loving about this machine and I’ll be sharing it in a future blog post. Stay tuned!
I’ll also be sharing content on the Janome blog along with projects I’ve made on my Janome here on my blog. First up, is my Reversible Wedge Table Runner. Keep reading to get the link to download the free PDF pattern.
As I was planning this project, my friends at Art Gallery Fabrics asked if I would be interested in playing their 100% cotton canvas. It’s a bit thicker and more structured than regular quilting cotton but is still soft and easy to work with. I think it’s the perfect substrate for a table runner or other home decor projects.
The Art Gallery Fabrics Canvas was a dream to cut and piece with my Janome and Aurifil Cotton 50wt thread.
I essentially made the same quilt top twice (with different fabric assignments), made my quilt sandwich with Warm and Natural cotton batting in the middle and then quilted using my Dual Feed Foot. Since I wanted the quilting to stand out, I switched over to Aurifil 40wt cotton thread (color #2310—Light Beige).
I finished up with binding made out of the same canvas.
The pattern makes a table runner that measures 13″ x 53″, the perfect size for my table but you can make additional
“wedges” and trapezoids to make your runner longer.
make your own table runner — get the free pattern!
Get piecing & quilting and dress up your table! Get the free pattern here and be sure to share photos of what you make (details in the pattern).
Go make something great,