An Easy Sewing Project Using Scraps

Scrappy Christmas Table Runner with red stars

Are your fabric totes brimming with scraps? I’m having fun with a new pattern! It’s “Confetti Quilt” from Tied With a Ribbon. In an Instagram post, quilter Beth Ann Williams said she was teaching an online quilting class using the pattern (with the designer’s permission). Since July Beth Ann has been posting variations she has made and I’ve seen so many possibilities for making this quilt pattern. I decided I’d fill my cutting table with one more quilting project and I signed up for the class!

I wanted to try the technique but I didn’t have time to work on a large quilt, or even a sofa quilt at this time; I chose to make some table runners as Christmas gifts. From yardage, I chose a light yellowish-tan with tiny greenery. I could have used scraps for the background color but cutting the background pieces with yardage would be easier. For the star points, I pulled greens and reds with Christmas patterns or with the “tone” of Christmas colors. I have two tops ready to machine quilt and more scraps to whip up a few more runners.

While I can’t tell you the technique or the sizes of the cuts, I can tell you that it’s straight stitching on the sewing machine, the pieces easy-to-cut with some trimming. Sewing the blocks together into a variety of configurations for various-size projects is easy.


Nancy Myers
Nancy Myers
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