Vintage Holiday Quilted Runner - QUILTsocial week

>> Saturday, August 29, 2020

 This week I shared a special project over at QUILTsocial. The pandemic has me looking at my fabric stash with new appreciation and resolve - it feels like time to use up some of these pretties! 

vintage holiday runner queen bed runner

I decided it was time to finally use some vintage fabrics inherited from my husband's granny to make a holiday bed runner.

vintage disney fabrics holiday runner

The first post goes over the fabric requirements and getting the fabulous PFAFF performance icon ready for sewing:

PFAFF performance icon brings vintage fabrics to life

IDT System PFAFF sewing machine

The second post goes over cutting the fabrics and starts to make units for the star churn blocks:

Cutting and piecing the Vintage Holiday quilted runner

star churn block patchwork block vintage fabrics

The runner is made of 3 large star churn blocks - easy piecing!

Piecing star churn quilt blocks together using the PFAFF performance icon

in the ditch stitches quilting foot

Of course having the PFAFF performance icon to use I had to try quilting the runner with different presser feet. What a difference in the quality of the stitches! 

Why 3 different presser feet are better than 1 for quilting this bed runner

Maybe I was trying out all the presser feet to warm myself up to doing some free-motion quilting again :) Really it is starting to be a fun way to add personality to my projects. This bed runner is no different.

Every bed runner should have a little free-motion quilting

vintage fabric runner holiday runner quiltsocial free project

I know already that I am so happy to have finally made something with these fabrics! The runner can go at the end of my bed or even on the top of my couch for some quick room decorating. And I don't have to worry about the fabrics surviving numerous washes or being used to sleep under.

 Really the runner is a great gift for me and my family. Maybe you need one too!

Please visit the links and leave me comments over on QUILTsocial - it helps my posts get seen over there too.

Thanks and Enjoy!

Sarah V.


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