Pinwheel Table Runner

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I’m so excited to be playing along as part of Crafting in the Rain‘s A-Z Crafting Series. I signed up for the letter T and knew that I wanted to make a Table Runner.  At the time, I didn’t know what kind of table runner I wanted to make, but when I sat down to make one, this is what I came up with, and I am in love with it. I’ve wanted to sew pinwheels like this for a long time, and a table runner was the perfect thing to try it on.

I picked out these colors because I was going for more of a summery look, since I made a fun Spring table runner last year, but now that it is done, I think I’ll use it for Spring and Summer. I’m sure I can find two places to use table runners.

To make sewing triangles easier, I modified this tutorial, because I only needed two of each color. So I cut squares and drew one diagonal line across each one, getting two of each color. Then I started piecing my pinwheels together. I used this fun white polka dot fabric for my sashing and the white parts of the pinwheels. Have I ever told you how much I love polka dots? Once the top was done, I made my sandwich with the backing, batting, and the top, and pinned it together with curved safety pins.

I used my sewing machine with the darning foot to do the quilting. I always enjoy free motion quilting, I enjoy sewing in general, but I just don’t do it all that often these days. But free motion quilting is a lot of fun because you can just sew where ever and how ever you want. I ♥ it!

Once the quilting was all done, I folded the backing around to used for the binding. I folded it and pinned it in place and stitched it into place.

After making this Pinwheel table runner, it makes me want to make a quilt with these fun pinwheels on it.  Maybe some day I’ll get around to it.

As part of the A-Z Series, here are some of the other projects that go with the letters of the alphabet.

T is for Table runner The Happy Scraps || U is for Upcycled skirt The Potter’s Place || V is for View finder Crafting in the Rain ||W is for Wagon shelf One Krieger Chick || X is for Xacto knife stamps Chicken Scratch NY ||Y is for Yo-yo headband Britches n Boots || Z is for Zig Zag tray  Up to Date Interiors ||

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  1. So cute Amy–the colors are perfect for spring, and the quilting is awesome!

  2. This is so fun and springy! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Amy I absolutely love this! So cute! Quilting is something I really want to learn.

  4. Adorable. I want to take a sewing class from you.

  5. Love this. The colors your selected are awesome and you look like a gifted quilter!

  6. I have never tried a quilt but this is a must. Very cute love it!

  7. I have a table runner very similar to this. Love it! I also love quilting with my darning foot. It’s my favorite part of making a table runner.

  8. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured yesterday! – –

  9. so cute! I love the colors you used! I will have to try this pattern. Thanks for linking up to Create LInk Inspire!! Emily

  10. I love your table runner, it is gorgeous! I wish I knew how to quilt, but I just fake it. :)

  11. Your color choice is marvelous!! Maybe I’ll copy it;)

  12. This is so pretty! I love the colors. I just wanted to let you know that I will be linking to this post on 4/1 at if you don’t mind.

  13. I love this, Amy! Featured it tonight :) I’ve honestly never quilted and taking up quilting was my one creative goal at the new year- I need to really get going on it already!

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