Sunday, June 22, 2008

Table Runner Patterns

Thought I'd help some of you out with some free on-line links if you are stuck for ideas...It seems that a few of us are already started...not me though...school holidays start in a week...plenty of time then!!

Sarah's Stars... I think that is what they are called..??

Twirling Table Runner

Moda Marbled Stars Table Runner - Finished Size: 15” x 33”

Gatherings Charms Squares Table Runner Pattern - Finished Size: 14” x 41”

Kylie's Answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting? reds, woody and earthy tones
2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country? modern or country
3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of? rectangular, 6 seats, beech wood veneer, 1.5 metres long.
4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc? Whatever!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Natalie's Answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting?
Our dining room is quite brown: timber floors, timber slat blinds and our dining setting is a really dark chocolate timber too - so probably a combination of chocolate and pinks would suit both it and my style ;)

2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country?
Our kitchen is quite modern with lots of stainless steel appliances, polished wood floors. I do love modern retro inspired prints too.

3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of?
Our table is extendable up to 12 seats but usually we have it closed up to fit 8 chairs, the table measures 1.9m x .9m and is rectangular

4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc?
Anything goes with me, I love it all!

Hope that helps!
Natalie

Monday, June 2, 2008

Leah's Answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting? I like clear colours (not murky country types.) Fave combo - red with pale aqua and white.
2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country? beige. late 1980s. Ignore it completely.
3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of? we have an 8 seater - 80 inches long, 44 wide, but please don't worry about that - I use smaller runners as well as longer, and they look fine. It's mad eout of stained wood - a bit darker than pine.
4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc? I like applique, but piecing is fine too. I like ricrac, and anything that withstands washing really. I would like my style to be like the Material Obsession stuff.

Sandi's Answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting? It’s a family joke that if it is green I will want it. Not into pink or shabby chic. Can be bright or blue or creams or red.

2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country? Classic, painted creamy yellow with polished floorboards, white cabinets, antique dresser.

3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of? Rectangle antique American oak with red velvet upholstery on chairs. Seats 6 but extends.

4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc? I prefer traditional piecing. Needs to be washable and able to survive kids.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

more from milly

Helen has already pasted my answers in for me... but I just realisedthat the pics in my latest blog entry has my kitchen as a backdrop! http://thetinwhistle.blogspot.com/ It is a kitchen dining area so the table is right next to the kitchen.

Bec's Answers for TABLE RUNNER SWAP

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting? My fav colour is green (not army green)
2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country? Modernish, very neutral, needs a bit of colour.
3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of? Regular 6 seater table (about 1.6m??) that extends to 8
4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc? I am happy with whatever I get.

This is really exciting for me as we just got our new house and will be moving in when we get home at the start of July. It is very neutral colours and I will love whatever I get and it will have pride of place in the Kitchen/Dining as it will be the first new thing we get for the new house.

Bec

Milly's answers.

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting?
I am pretty ecclectic I guess... lean towards blacks/whites, rainbows, 'dirty' vintage and retro. Thats a bit of an ecclectic mix. LOL. Just about the only think I dont like is 'country' style.

2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country?
We live in an old 1930's house with a classic modern kitchen.

3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of?
We are in the market for a new dining squite actually. It will be a 6 seater something like the dark stained bjursta from Ikea.

4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc?
Generally I like the piecing and quilting to speak for itself... but am pretty open to anything!

Helen's Answers for Table Runner Swap.

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting?
I do have a weakness for brights. I am liking white fabric at the moment, don't know how practical that is for a table runner and two kids in the house though!

2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country?
Hasn't really got a style. At a pinch I'd say modern.

3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of?
Rectangle, recycled wood, not dark in colour, not baltic, just a medium brown. 6 chairs. I have a runner on there now that is 35 inches, thats a perfect size.

4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc?
Let the peicing and quilting speak for itself.

Adds Answers

1. Favourite colours: I like most colours, I am partial to Christmas Themes and I like the retro look too (Amy Butler kinda style).

2. Kitchen style: normal I think, cream tiled floor, wooden dining table, kids artwork on fridge, I have a decorative tin chook on the fridge and a few tins about for decoration.

3. Table: standard 6 seater, rectangle shaped, made from baltic coloured wood. It's next to a large buffet that holds my Willow Tree Figurines, and I have a burgandy chook wall hanging on the wall next to the dinig table.

4. Extras: Applique is fine, nothing lumpy thanks.

xx

AJ's Answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting?
Blues and purple at the moment - but christmas/easter theme ok too
2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country?
None - DHA rented so anything goes really - We do have blue curtains at the moment though
3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of?
6 seater, wooden, recycled timer, rectangle, - DH has measured and thinks about 30 inches would be the perfect size for a table runner on our table...i think it would be too short 40 inches maybe?? or something there abouts :P
4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc?
I like applique...but not a big fan of the others really...but if it looks good use it!!

Emma's answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting: I like most colours as long as they are not 'murky' and I use pinks and oranges in moderation.
2. Kitchen style: classic/modern country; rich wood tones
3. Table: seats 6 (68" long) or 8 when extended (85" long), oval shape, made of mahogany.
4. Extras: fine as long as they are washable and flat - but no yoyos please.

General - steer clear of vintage/retro, shabby chic and country styles, and I'm sure I'll love it!

Table Runner Swap Questions!!

Please answer these question to help out your swap partner make something wonderful.

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting?
2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country?
3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of?
4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc?


Quilted Table Runner Swap - Guidelines


Quilters 100% cotton is to be used, pre-washing fabrics is recommended

Runner is to be 'sandwiched' as per a quilt with backing and binding, wadding (or similar) is used in the middle

Runner is to be quilted in some fashion, either by machine or by hand or by knotting.

Size will be depending of the table size of your swapper....min length 30 inches (40-45 I think will work best on my 6 seater table)

Posting of Table Runners

Will be on or before the 11th of July.