The house always seems so sad and dreary after the Christmas decorations come down. I like to have some Valentine’s Day decorations ready to help spruce up the decor. I stumbled upon a really great free pattern, by Jen Daly, and decided to give it a try! Take a look at this lovely Valentine’s Day Table Runner!
- Free Pattern
- Qty 1/2 yard of Cream Print Fabric
- Try Linen if you want solid fabric instead
- Qty 5/8 yard of Pink Print Fabric
- Try Bubblegum if you want solid fabric instead
- Qty 1 1/8 yard of Red Print Fabric
- Try Poppy Red if you want solid fabric instead
- Qty 1 3/4 Yard of Backing Fabric
- 25″ x 58″ piece of batting (this is my all time favorite brand)
- Foundation Paper (I use this paper and get great results)
Basic Supply List
- Sewing Machine (here are some machines I recommend)
- Cotton Thread (I have a recurring order for this thread – I love it!)
- Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (I use this brand – 45mm)
- Rotary Cutting Mat (I recommend this rotating mat – it’s amazing!)
- Add-A-Quarter acrylic ruler (perfect for foundation paper piecing)
- Seam Roller (I LOVE this one)
- Acrylic Ruler (I like this brand)
- Iron (I love this brand of iron)
- Wool Pressing Mat (available in multiple sizes)
- Sewing Pins (these are super sharp)
- Sewing Clips (I buy these often – LOVE them!)
Valentine’s Day Table Runner Assembly
Once you finish cutting out your pieces, the pattern is pretty simple to follow for assembly.
The trick is to take your time and keep your measurements true as you are sewing your sections together. Before you know it, you will have your Table Runner top complete!
Quilting Your Table Runner
After I sandwiched my Valentine’s Day Table Runner top to my backing, I gave some thought about how I wanted to quilt it. I have always loved Free Motion Quilting and wanted to try my favorite doodle on this project. Ever since I was a young girl, I had doodled a string of hearts and was excited to incorporate this design into this table runner. The doodle is quite simple. It is just a continuous line of hearts!
I used this continuous hearts quilting design all along the outside border of the table runner. I finished the table runner with some basic meandering throughout the center of this project.
Table Runner Complete!
This table runner is a great length for our long dinning room table. The completed measurements are 21″ x 54″. You can make this even longer by adding more rows of hearts! I simply followed the pattern and love the results!
I hope you decide to try this out! It is such a fun and easy pattern! Let me know what you think in the comments below.