Thanksgiving table runner

Thanksgiving table runner and napkins 1

I quilted this table runner last Thanksgiving after seeing the project idea on Purl Bee.  I used Moda fabric pre-cut squares, appliquéd them to the linen background, and then quilted it with a very high-loft quilt batting, so that it is thick enough to double as a hot pad for all of the various Thanksgiving dishes.

Thanksgiving table runner 2

The napkins used a similar appliqué method with smaller fabric squares, then I ran a contrast colored stitch along the edges and then frayed the fabric up to the stitch line to create a fringed look.

Thanksgiving napkins 3

I haven’t tried washing the runner yet, but the napkins washed so well that I couldn’t tell any difference afterwards.

Thanksgiving table runner 4
detail of the appliquéd squares and quilting on the table runner

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