|The original pile of fabrics|
In my last post, I shared using 5 1/2 yards to make 7 chevron/herringbone table runners. I then used another 2 yards to make 4 smaller checkerboard table runners - two with a green fabric paired with a cute Christmas stocking fabric, and two with a star fabric (not technically a Christmas fabric, but one which has been in my stash for years!) and a dark red snowman fabric.
|2 1/2 inch strips sewn together in sets of 5, alternating the fabrics.|
|The final runner will be about 40 by 10 inches.|
|The strips for the second set of checkerboard runners|
|The finished checkerboard.|
I also used another 2 1/2 yards (1/2 yard cut each of 5 fabrics) which made three tumbler runners. I cut 5 inch squares, and then cut tumbler shapes from them, making the narrower portion 3 inches in width. These turned out to be super easy to work with. I am already planning a multi colored solid quilt using this block! (this may be my New Year's Day project!)
|These are four of the fabrics, plus I had another 1/2 yard of the dark red snowman fabric.|
These runners ended up being about 44 inches in length, but will finish up at about 9 inches in width. I'd go a bit bigger with the tumbler next time (maybe 6 inches) .
|I liked how the reds all blend together in this version.|
The snowmen on the black background added some contrast. I wasn't crazy about this, and so have some tumbler blocks left over.
So - I have used up 10 yards of fabric (!!) for 14 table runner tops. My stash now looks like this - still yards and yards of fabric to go!
|The box at the back left is for scraps.|
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