Start With a Charm Pack!
Charm packs are collections of 5" x 5" squares of fabric produced by Moda Fabrics. The popularity of Charm Packs and other 5" square precuts stem from the fact they are affordable, easy to use, and a size commonly used in quilting. I got my definition from the Fat Quarter Shop. They are a great online fabric store that has a lot of fun videos, tutorials and quilt making info.
I like precuts because you don't have to decide on one fabric, you get lots of little fabrics and they all work together nicely!
Sew, Cut, Cut, Sew!
Finish Your Tablerunner
Layer the top, batting and backing, quilt it and add the binding - you're done!
I quilted my tablerunner using straight lines 1/4 inch along each side of the solid fabric and a ribbon motif in each row. You could easily do this type of quilting on your domestic sewing machine; a tablerunner is much easier to manage.
My favorite way to express my creativity is with fabric. Join me as I share my journey with you. I hope you'll be inspired to create something too!