Table Runner & Mats!

By Judith
 on March 28, 2016
Seapark, Holywood

It was a typical spring day here today!  Sunshine and showers!


Seapark, Holywood


Our walk along the beach was what you would call 'bracing'! But no matter the season, there is always beauty to be found.


Seapark, Holywood


Back in the warmth of the indoors, let's talk table runners!


DP Table Runner & Mats (British Patchwork & Quilting, April'16)
Photo courtesy of British Patchwork & Quilting


This is my Drunkard's Path Table Runner and Mats set, as featured in the April issue of British Patchwork & Quilting.


DP Table Runner & Placemats - British Patchwork & Quilting (April16)

The inspiration for this design came from the lovely Aylin, who I've had the pleasure of meeting in person (love our blogging community!).  Aylin very kindly gave me permission to develop this design further, following the beautiful cushion she made.


DP Table Runner & Placemats - British Patchwork & Quilting (April16)
The curves are achieved by using an age old patchwork technique called 'drunkard's path'.  This is a modern twist, and I love the many variations the Drunkard's Path units can create.
It is important to cut out the templates accurately when tackling curved piecing, but if you have a Sizzix cutting machine, you are guaranteed speed and accuracy! The Drunkard's Patch Sizzix dies don't come cheap, (you need 2 dies to make up the DP unit) but in my opinion they are well worth the money.
DP Table Runner & Placemats - British Patchwork & Quilting (April16)

There are several ways to sew curves, and as with any technique you haven't tried before, I recommend practicing on some fabric scraps first. This pattern explains the 'no pin' method of sewing curves, which may seem daunting at first, but it is much quicker than traditional methods and you quickly get into a rhythm with it.


So if you love sewing curves as much as me, pick up a copy of BPQ today!

Edited: This pattern is now available to purchase from here.


Keep warm!

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