Monday, June 24, 2013

Disappearing Nine Patch Table Runner

This was a quick project to make especially when you don't have a computer to play on the internet It was for a customer who chose some fabrics from my stash and she bought the rest. She gave me the measurements and left the design to me.

The only problem I had was after free motion quilting practically the whole lot I discovered that on the under side some stitches were sticking out in a loop. It took a while to figure out the reason why. The metal plate that is under the needle was slightly damaged from the needle hitting it in the past. I stuck some tape on it top and bottom, unpicked nearly half of the FMQ stitching and tried again. Perfect this time.

There were so many different colours I didn't know which colour to choose for the quilting so I chose a clear thread.


This is the back. The fabric wasn't long enough to make in one piece so I cut it in half and stitched the two together carefully so the pattern matched.

I love this paisley fabric she chose. It has a silver thread running through it which you can't really see in the photo.

 ~ Maria ~


  1. Hi Maria,
    a wonderful tablerunner wand wonderful quilted! I love the back farbics ;O)
    Have a happy day,
    big hugs
    P.S. Thank you for your kind words! :O)

  2. Beautiful runner Maria. Oh too bad you had to rip out half the quilting. But it turned out lovely. And another pretty paisley fabric too.

  3. I love that paisley, it looks great, you'd never tell it had been cut in half and stitched together! You're on a posting roll today!!

  4. Wow Maria, you never stop. This is so beautiful!

  5. Very beautiful Maria....we'd never know it had been cut in half if you didn't tell us! I don't know how you find the time to do all the things you do! WHAT is your secret....PLEASE sgare it with ME! LOLLLLL
    ChrisW Designs

  6. what a gorgeous runner, it's perfect! and you can't see the join in the backing at all

  7. What are the color of the four squares? I love the color choices.


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