Fun at the fabric store

One of the highlights of our recent Tulip Time trip was a trip to the fabric store with Marty to spend some of my birthday gift certificate to said fabric store. I fell in love with this fabric and just had to buy it. I didn’t have any specific plans for it but who needs specific plans to buy fabric? I had been thinking about making a table runner for our dining room table, which is used less frequently now that we have a breakfast booth in the kitchen and often eat dinner outside on the screened in porch. I’m thinking about using this pattern from the most recent issue of Quiltmaker. It’s quite small – the applique blocks are only 6″ and it’s only 22″ long total, so I’m thinking of enlarging the blocks to 9″ and possibly widening the borders so that it’s better proportioned for our table. The fabric I got is directional, so that provides an additional challenge. We’ll see what happens.

2 Responses to “Fun at the fabric store”

  1. Marty says:

    I think the pattern would be great with this fabric. I agree that a larger size would fit your table better. It WAS fun at the fabric store!

  2. Nancy says:

    What do I do about the directional nature of the fabric? Do I make “up” face out for each part of the runner?

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