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Vote Now and Give-Away: Christmas Table Runners

Quilters' Show & Tell

Grab yourself a pencil and some paper as it’s voting time for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. The theme is Christmas Table Runners and there are several to inspire you.

Our guest judge for this week is Karen from Faeries and Fibres. She’ll have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.

Give-Away from Swirly Girls Design

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Susan Emory and Christine Van Buskirk are the Swirly Girls and together they design quilting patterns with a contemporary approach to traditional quilting.

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Always searching to make quilting more efficient and enjoyable, the Swirly Girls have developed two rulers with Creative Grids, the Circle Savvy Ruler and the 30 Degree Triangle Ruler.

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In addition to designing buttons for Dill Buttons, they have also designed five fabric lines for Michael Miller Fabrics and The Clubhouse Quilt Club, a progressive quilt program. Ask for patterns and books from Swirly Girls Design at your local quilt shop.

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Give-Away for everyone to enter:

The Swirly Girls have donated two great prize packs this week that include four of their patterns (Over Under, Pocket Portfolio, Patchwork PDQ and Cosmos) and a Charm Pack of Cotton Couture Solids by Michael Miller Fabrics.

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The top quilter with the most community votes and guest judge points will win one pack and someone that leaves a comment below will win too.

To enter: leave a comment below answering What’s your favourite Christmas cookie and how many dozen do you make each year?. Winner from the comments will be chosen randomly.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Christmas Table Runners:

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 29
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 15

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

Aussie Christmas Aussie Christmas
By: Melanie,
Blog: Pinnylea Creations

I needed a runner to fit my very long table so I adapted a tried and tested one with an “Aussie” stitchery in the middle.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 12"

Bargello Christmas Runner Bargello Christmas Runner
By: Rosemary,
Massachusetts, USA
Blog: The Knitting Quilter

I saw this pattern and I just had to make it! Of course, it’s taken a while for me to actually get to it and finish it! I started this in September and am happy to enjoy it for the Christmas season. I embroidered on each ornament and made the ribbons 3-D. Original pattern by Ann Lauer.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 20"

Blue Christmas Blue Christmas
By: Maria Cherry,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: cats, crafts and penguins

One year I wanted to decorate for Christmas in blue, so I decided I needed a new table runner. It is paper pieced.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 31"

Christmas Christmas
By: Lies Bos-Varkevisser,
Blog: Website

Quilt size: width: 13" height: 32"

Christmas Diamonds Table Runner Christmas Diamonds Table Runner
By: Melissa,
Washington, USA
Blog: Sew BitterSweet Designs

I made this for a swap I was in this year. I love simple lines and simple quilting, I think it can really make the fabrics pop. I wanted to use traditional Christmas colors and have it be very classically simple.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 16"

Christmas Hot Dish Christmas Hot Dish
By: Patricia L.,
Georgia, USA
Blog: Quilting Lines

This tablerunner is made from batiks using the Minnesota Hot Dish pattern. I have a blog post about it with more photos at: http://www.quiltinglines.com/2013/08/my-day-on-ho-ho-ho-blog-hop.html

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 43"

Christmas Ribbons Christmas Ribbons
By: Judy Brennan,
Kansas, USA

Quilted and machine embroidered Christmas table runner. Used metallic threads and fabrics. Took 2 years to make 8 of these as gifts for friends – note the 7 borders! Embroidery by Zundt Designs – 3 medallion squares in center. This was a challenge not only for 1 but also for 7 more.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 26"

Christmas Spicy Spiral Runner Christmas Spicy Spiral Runner
By: Carol Kussart,
Illinois, USA
Blog: Just Sew Quilter

I love making these spiral table runners. The pattern is from School House Quilts and uses a 9 degree ruler. The finished design is always amazing and they are loved by the receiver too. This one was given to my sister-in-law.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 22"

Christmas spiral runner Christmas spiral runner
By: Lee Franklin,
Florida, USA

Made this in a guild class. Fun!

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 42"

Dancing Snowballs Table Topper Dancing Snowballs Table Topper
By: KC,
Texas, USA
Blog: The Marvelous & Amazing Adventures…

My first-ever quilting adventure, made up of remnants from my Christmas square dance dresses, eventually got gifted to one of my twin daughters, so I had to make another one, for the other twin. And thus began my journey into the wonderful world that is quilting.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Double Diamond Christmas Runner Double Diamond Christmas Runner
By: Linette Greene,
Montana, USA

I had fun playing with these modern Christmas fabrics in nontraditional colors. I used the Double Diamond ruler to make this playful runner. I love the pinks and greens and the retro design of the fabric, and the double diamond runner is a blast to use.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 18"

Feather Runner Feather Runner
By: Joy Voltenburg,
Illinois, USA
Blog: Custom Quilts of Joy

This was a test of thread and fabric. I’d received a cone of Glide thread from the manufacturer and was asked to give feedback on how it performed. I used a crepe-backed satin fabric – using the shiny side up on the top and the crepe side down on the back. The thread performed wonderfully.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 15"

Frosty Frosty
By: Cheryl B,
Wisconsin, USA

My scrappy snowman is made of white felt, bits of ribbon and fabric, buttons and beads. He’s got a carrot-orange nose and 2 eyes made out of coal (black beads). Sorry, no corn-cob pipe!

Quilt size: width: 27" height: 10"

Holiday Baskets Holiday Baskets
By: Gail Jackson,
Georgia, USA

This table runner was made for a friend at my church in 2012. She won it at our church annual Mardi Gras silent auction.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 45"

Holiday Buffet Table Runner Holiday Buffet Table Runner
By: Kathy Fey,
Texas, USA

4 years ago I began a BOM for a Christmas tree quilt. Life got in the way. Last year I made a tree skirt from the blocks completed and this year a table runner!

Quilt size: width: 60″" height: 12″"

By: Sheila Banks,
New Mexico, USA

I wanted a table topper and found this pattern but changed it to suit my tastes. I put the holly and berries on 2 contrasting gold fabrics in the center of the quilt and framed it with 4 colors: green, gold print, red and black. It is hand pieced, appliqued and quilted.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays
By: DianeU.,
Ontario, Canada

Christmas Table Runner – I took a workshop from my teacher/friend – used mostly scraps. The border print is a very deep red.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 36"

Lively & Quick Lively & Quick
By: Sheila Walker,
Maryland, USA
Blog: Quilting Nan

Lively & Quick is a My Lazy Daisy original kit. Applique, rickrack, on S’Noel fabric line. This was made as part of my trunk show, but will be on my coffee table for Christmas.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 20"

Log Cabin Runner Log Cabin Runner
By: Turid Bakken,
Blog: Den syende himmel

I love log cabin, and can’t stop sewing those blocks. This is a runner I made for a friend for Christmas.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 40"

Modern Holiday Runner Modern Holiday Runner
By: Lorna McMahon,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Sew Fresh Quilts

Modern Christmas runner made using scraps left from a lap quilt. The front features red, gray and white prints – Holiday Frost by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass & Co. The binding and backing are both made with Holiday Sparkle by Nina Seven for Wilmington Prints and the binding features a red flange

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 49"

Ornaments for Leslie Ornaments for Leslie
By: Kate D,
Ontario, Canada

This is a runner I made for a very good friend. The ornaments fabric is not as bright as it seems, but it is sparkly. FIrst time I tried to make a runner and was very pleased with the result. It was her Christmas present last year.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 60"

Radiant Runner Radiant Runner
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

A pattern from Black-Eyed Susan Designs that was a gift from a friend after she met Susan in Western Canada. The batik fabrics are raw edge and fused onto the background and this was one of my first attempts at free-motion quilting.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 32"

Reindeer table runner Reindeer table runner
By: Abyuilt,
Blog: abyquilt

My favorite table runner for Christmas. A friend of mine has designed it and I got at kit from her as a christmas present some years ago.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 30"

Santa Suprise Santa Suprise
By: Eileen,
Minnesota, USA
Blog: Quilter in the Pines

I’ve made this twice, once as a shop sample, then for a customer when she saw the sample. It’s fusible applique, machine buttonhole stitch on the raw edges. I used a straight stitch for quilting the background and in the trees and stars. The border is a curved line, with a point in the corners.

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 14"

Santa's Delight Santa’s Delight
By: Cleary K,
Florida, USA
Blog: CieAngel’s Haven

I made this table runner at a workshop my friend was having. All the fabrics are scraps from my stash and I fussy cut the Santa’s for it. I have it on my computer table during the holiday season.

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 11.5"

Stars All Around Stars All Around
By: Marie,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: QuiltBee

I saw a photo of this runner quite a while ago and just kept a copy on the back burner for when I would have time to make it. When I was working on Christmas log cabin placemats I use the scraps for the small red & cream blocks and it came together nicely. Hoping it’s finished before Santa arrives!

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 48"

Tunde's Table Tunde’s Table
By: Patricia Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

I made this for my Sister-in-law who only had a purchased plastic runner. She was thrilled and won’t let anyone set any dishes on it!

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 50"

Velvet Runner Velvet Runner
By: Tiffany Bohland,
Wisconsin, USA
Blog: Pinks Sweet Treats

This table runner was made for my mother in law. It was my first time working with velvet – and it was a struggle but I love the finished product!

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 64"

Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland
By: Winter Wonderland,
Oregon, USA
Blog: Cat Patches

This pattern is from the December 2010 issue of Quilter’s World magazine. I only learned to quilt in 2008, and this quilt presented me with some new challenges, not the least of which was making a template for the Christmas tree. It was also my first use of Angelina fibers and hot fix crystals.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 21"

Vote Now

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EST)
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt
  • Winner announced next week

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to FOUR favourites this week.
  • Below, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.

Christmas Table Runners

  • Winter Wonderland (48%, 155 Votes)
  • Bargello Christmas Runner (28%, 90 Votes)
  • Santa Suprise (26%, 85 Votes)
  • Lively & Quick (20%, 64 Votes)
  • Modern Holiday Runner (18%, 57 Votes)
  • Radiant Runner (15%, 47 Votes)
  • Stars All Around (14%, 46 Votes)
  • Christmas Spicy Spiral Runner (12%, 40 Votes)
  • Feather Runner (10%, 31 Votes)
  • Holiday Baskets (7%, 23 Votes)
  • Aussie Christmas (6%, 18 Votes)
  • Christmas Diamonds Table Runner (6%, 18 Votes)
  • Christmas spiral runner (5%, 16 Votes)
  • Christmas (5%, 15 Votes)
  • Ornaments for Leslie (5%, 15 Votes)
  • Reindeer table runner (4%, 14 Votes)
  • Christmas Ribbons (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Holiday Buffet Table Runner (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Frosty (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Christmas Hot Dish (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Log Cabin Runner (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Blue Christmas (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Tunde's Table (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Santa's Delight (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Velvet Runner (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Home for the Holidays (1%, 3 Votes)
  • HOLLY AND LIGHTS (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Double Diamond Christmas Runner (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Dancing Snowballs Table Topper (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 324

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Christmas Quilts (not table runners). Any quilting technique is welcome (paper pieced, appliqué, pieced, etc.). Unfinished table runners are welcome as well. Please don’t submit a table runner you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something different!

To enter: Submit your photo before Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EST). If you are new here, please also read the Guidelines for additional information.

Enter your quilt here!

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This post was published on December 6th, 2013. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: , .

103 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Christmas Table Runners”

  1. Mystica says:

    We do not have this tradition but we do Yule Log, Christmas Cake and Breudher (a dutch origin cross between a bread and cake!). I love reading about the cookie bakathons though!

  2. Chantal L says:

    For some (funny) reason, the page is not downloading properly and doesn’t let me vote. All I can see is the results after 324 voters. I would have voted for Winter Wonderland too, because it is so different and it can stay on the table the entire winter. Thanks.

  3. Barbara says:

    Still waiting for the winners to be announced. Should I just give up?

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