Saturday, June 1, 2013

Seeing Double

Last month I attended a class on borders and bindings.  The class was held by one of my local quilt shops and the teacher/shop owner introduced me to a new quilting tool--a binding tool.  I don't think handymen or fishermen have any thing on quilters--there must be a tool or gadget for every technique.

In addition to using the tool to complete neat bindings when adding the finishing stitches to quilts, the teacher had made a table runner using the binding tool.  Her table runner was so neat, I thought I would try to make one for myself.  I found a tutorial by Missouri Star and watched and re-watched the tutorial until I felt confident with the instructions.

The tutorial is called scrap buster, an easy way to make a table runner using the binding tool.  WOW!  The tutorial was easy to follow, it was a great way to use scraps from my stash and the runners were not time consuming to make.

The runners were so easy to make, I made two--the yellow one to use in the fall with pumpkins and candles and the red one because the fabric is French General.  The runners are so fast and easy to make I am considering making more and giving them as gifts--Christmas, hostess, bridal shower.

On Monday, the shop is having another gathering and I can't wait!  New tools, beautiful quilts, delicious food and sharing with quilters--does it get any better?


  1. This is exactly what I've been looking for! I want to make a runner for the top of the piano at church and this is perfect! Yours turned out beautifully!

  2. So pretty! Aren't videos great. :)

  3. Very nice! Enjoy the get together at the quilt shop. I'm envious!