Table runner made from Moda Comma

IMG_1650During the December DC Modern Quilt guild meeting, there was a drawing for some Moda fabric charms and I won a  pack of “Comma”.

Moda Comma charm pack - all 42 fabrics.

Moda Comma charm pack – all 42 fabrics!

I immediately thought of my middle daughter who’s birthday is in February and who loves punctuation. She normally likes a more vintage color palette, but this will certainly look cheerful in her condo. I went to the Moda Bakeshop website and looked for a pattern using a charm pack and found this pattern by Erin Davis of Sew at Home Mummy.

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120 Minute Gift – Drunkards Path Table Runner

It looked like the perfect pattern to use as sort of an oversized placemat.

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The pattern included templates for cutting the curves. I haven’t done a lot of curved piecing but this was not hard to do. I had to mark the centers of the curves in order to make sure they were lined up during the stitching. Instead of using a marking pen/pencil, I used the presser that my woodworking friend made for me.

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Marking the middle of the curve with a “presser”.

See how well it works!

See how well it works!

The trick of sewing the pieces seemed to be to put the smaller piece on the bottom instead of on the top.

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Hexagon detail

After cutting the curved pieces, there was quite a bit of each fabric left over. This is why I decided to make the hexagons – which is also a favorite of my daughter. I made the hexagons in a typical English Paper Piecing way, starch and ironed them with the papers in, and then removed the paper and sewed them all by hand on to the top.

IMG_1615I quilted this by stitching in the ditch on the sewing machine around the squares. Then I used a running stitch in gray embroidery thread around the circles and in straight lines on each side of the hexagons. I had a few hexagons left over and put them on the back.

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Back of table runner

Here it is in her condo.

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Happy Birthday Sandy!

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9 responses to “Table runner made from Moda Comma

  1. Great description of your creative process. It is so nice to see all those steps and then the final gifted location. sure does brighten up that beautiful wooden chest. I am also in love with your hand made presser tool. Do you just use it to crease the fabric by rubbing?

  2. ARGiancola

    Very, very cool. I really like the addition of the hexagons to the piece. I am starting to get inspired.

    Alice G. From iPad

  3. Sharon Hankins

    You do such a great job of personalizing quilts for your family! I know Sandy loves it.

  4. Linda, the table runner looks beautiful in its new home!

    Also…Jess at Crafty Roach got me involved in a little blog “getting to know you” project called the Leibster Awards…now I’m nominating you! Check out my blog for more details. (And don’t feel like you have to do it…but if you do, I look forward to seeing your answers 🙂

  5. alcira

    sencillamente hermoso, buena creatividad me encantan los colores y adoro los hexagonos . felicitaciones a ti y a tu hija.

  6. Erin from Sew at Home Mummy here!!!
    I LOVE YOUR RUNNER!!! I was so excited to hear from a friend that you had used my tutorial and had to come over and check it out – love it!!! I hope you enjoyed making it 🙂
    xo
    Erin

    • I love your pattern Erin. It was quick and easy to make up. I’m sorry that I didn’t notify you myself! I will make a note to do that next time I use someone else’s pattern. Thanks for leaving me a comment about it.

  7. Deborah

    This is gorgeous – the fabric and the design match so well 🙂

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