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Twister Table Runner

I have done so well with my monthly sewing goals (in my estimation at least) that I decided to find a quick and easy project to do.  Just for the fun of it.

I settled on the Twister Table Runner pattern by Shelley Robson of Pieced Tree Patterns.  I saw it made up with Halloween fabrics (very cute), and realized how easy it would be to create seasonal table runners with this pattern.  It would make quick and easy gifts. 

Twister Table Runner

I resized the pattern, since my dining table is a large one, and I had a festive candy cane fabric that I could feature for the Christmas season.

Twister Table Runner

I used blue chalk to mark a grid for quilting.

Twister Table Runner

Twister Table Runner

Fun to make, versatile and not terribly time consuming!

Twister Table Runner

Community Service

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to
improve the world.  ~Anne Frank

 

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get
better.  It’s not.  ~Dr. Seuss

Washington State, where I live, has had its share of wildfires this summer.  One very small thing that I can do is join a few quilting sisters in sewing pillowcases for the many children who have been affected by these devastating fires.

Pillowcase

Pillowcases are easy to sew, and don’t require a lot of effort.  There are lots of tutorials to be found online to make pillowcases. 

 If making pillowcases happens to be on your list of Christmas gifts to make this year, then consider sewing an extra one and donating it to your local charity.