A Quilty Kind of Girl

January 25, 2012

The Finished Valentine’s Table Runner

Filed under: Longarm Quilting,Sparrow Studioz,Valentines Day Crafts — quiltcetera @ 11:03 am

Today, I am grounded. To my bed. Being 35.5 weeks pregnant with Babe #10 and having contractions all day yesterday, and overnight got me here.
So of course I am bored outta my mind.

Which makes this the perfect opportunity to share my little Valentine’s Table Runner with you all! The first one I made was on an impulse I had. There was a muslin quilt sandwich on the Lenni frame and I just began slapping patches down and stitching to experiment with piecing a quilt on the long arm. Within minutes, I had this:


It was awesome! Quilted as I went too. It took a little bit of playing around to get it right, but I was loving the results. Next I added some borders…


And then I thought it needed a little something else. So I cut out a bunch of wee hearts, and slapped those on top, and stitched them down…


In total, with very little forethought and zero planning, my wee quilt took two hours! I was totally hooked!


This also got my Matty pretty excited, and he quickly planned a live tutorial which we hosted two days later. I made the second one bigger, and used appliqué shapes cut with our Go cutter from the Rose of Sharon die. I tell you, when I’ve had this baby, I’ll be doing a lot more piecing projects on the long arm! It is so fast and easy!

We did record the making of the second runner, so if you are interested, you may view it here:
Two Hour Valentine’s Table Runner Tutorial.

This project could also be done by domestic machine, and I hope to whip up that tutorial soon as well. If you feel that you could whip it up sans directions (it IS super simple) here are the deets…

Finished Size 41X22 inches.

This project can be made scrappy. If you have lots of 2.5 or 5 inch strips, they can be used! I will show how to join them as we go.

Entire project, including attaching binding will be demonstrated on the longarm frame. Once we are finished you will only need to trim away excess batt and backing, then stitch binding to back.

9 X (5 inch squares)
4 X (2.5 inch x wof) strips
2 X (5 inch x wof) strips

8 X (3 in squares)

Backing and batting
30+ in by 45 in

3 X (2.5 X WOF strips)

This is the second runner finished, (aside from stitching the binding that is)

Still on the frame:


All trimmed up:


Well that’s all for today… Would love to hear your thoughts on my cutesy wee runners! 🙂 time for this lil Mama to have a snooze, all this laying around is making me tired! LOL

Quilty Hugs,


  1. Baby #10?! Wow, you are superwoman! I have to admit though…. I only had two kids, but I am jealous of the mom’s that can have more. We just didn’t have the space in our small home for more kids (or the money, and hubs didn’t have the patience – I have all the patience in the world when it comes to babies!). Stay out of trouble so you can hopefully get to at least 37 weeks! Good luck!

    Comment by Karin — January 25, 2012 @ 11:26 am | Reply

  2. And NO GARLIC for you missy! While preggers with twins, hubby made delish garlic mashers. Serious garlic amounts – good enough to ward off vampires for a 100 miles! Started getting contractions a few hours after dinner, and we were around 34-35 weeks. Bed rest and all was well, but no more garlic for the following weeks. Babes were born healthy and huge at 38 weeks – 7#3 and 7#7. If I had gone full term, they would have been around 9# each! Anyway, I heard that garlic was one of the secrets to those labor inducing pizzas that overdue moms rave about. Rest and stay well. You’re gonna need that energy in a few more weeks!

    Comment by Lorraine Williams — January 25, 2012 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  3. It seems like just yesterday that you had the little young man! Do look after yourself and rest..wish you and Matt all the best.
    Maria Shaikh

    Comment by Maria Shaikh (Karachi, Pakistan) — January 25, 2012 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

  4. I really want instructions for regular machine. Looks great!

    Comment by Sherry Moran — January 25, 2012 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

  5. Bradie you are so awesome! Good luck with your nap!

    Comment by Jodi Leone — January 25, 2012 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

  6. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

    Comment by Ulla's Quilt World — March 12, 2012 @ 1:44 pm | Reply

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