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Modern Quilted Christmas Runner

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon
In case you weren’t aware, there are now only 69 days left until Christmas!
Modern Christmas runner – Holiday Frost by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass & Co.

Quite long, this Modern Christmas Holiday Runner measures 48.75″ x 12″

Holiday Sparkle by Nina Seven for Wilmington Prints – used for the backing and also for the binding.
It had been quite a while since I used this tutorial for making the flanged binding.
And I love how it compliments the piece work!
Modern quilted Christmas runner – Binding close up
Those Holiday fabrics were all leftovers from making the Holiday Sparkle quilt.
Good thing I did not know what I was doing when I cut squares instead of rectangles in preparation for making the failed attempt at hexagons.
Otherwise, I would not have had these remnants from my Holiday Frost fat quarters!
What else have I been doing?
Well, I have been busy working on a wolf quilt for my son.
I have finished the top, but will not be able to post about this quilt until mid November.
Reason being – I am taking part in the For The Boys blog hop hosted by Madame Samm.
Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy is our head cheerleader for that event!  That is such a long way off.

So, I am offering this sneak peek….

Wolf quilt top
And here are the blocks made from the leftovers.
Working on a design using white for the background to provide a little negative space.
Wolf quilt blocks

I would also like to share with you my new method for storing quilts – on pool noodles.  That’s right.  Pool noodles.  Rolling your quilts around a pool noodle prevents the permanent crease marks that occur when you fold your quilts.  I stocked up and got 6 pool noodles this weekend!

Quilt storage – rolled onto pool noodles

How do you store your quilts?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy quilting!

56 Responses

  1. Anne says:

    I love your Christmas table runner, Lorna. Those fabrics are just fabulous! :o)

  2. Sabrina says:

    I am definitely stealing your quilt storage method! It seems perfect!

  3. Missy Shay says:

    Those pool noodles are a great idea!

  4. Vera says:

    It's beautiful! What a storage idea! I don't have many quilts to store so we just fold it and use it, lol.

  5. Beautiful runner, Lorna! I have to say you are really using your noodle here! You have inspired me with all of your Christmas Creations! I am just waiting for your countdown to get closer, I will need the rush of holiday adrenaline!

  6. Yep…I roll my quilts too. I also use strips of leftover bindings to tie around them. Love the projects! especially the table runner. The gray and red look great!

  7. Table runner is so festive! It will fit my table well! :)I am not sure I want to know how many days until Christmas! LOL ! Hmmm I may have to invest in some noodles. Great way to store quilts. I believe most of my quilts are sitting out in display!

  8. Conni says:

    Love the table runner, really like the red and grey together

  9. Stephanie says:

    I love the idea of pool noodles for storing quilts! I have to grumble about the reminder that Christmas is in 69 days! ; )

  10. Love the table runner. I store quilts layered flat on a spare bed. Also have a antique wardrobe that I use..fold and put each quilt in a pillowcase. I take them out and refold occasionally as batting remembers folds. Some are on racks for easy access on cold winter days.

  11. Vicki says:

    Man oh man…your use of every single scrap piece of fabric is amazing. Those wolves are so striking. How does one store the quilt wrapped noodles? I just fold mine and have them stacked on open wire shelving.

  12. Kristin says:

    Cute table runner, love the red and grey combo! The pool noodle is a neat idea as well.

  13. Your table runner is great! Storage idea is a good one too!

  14. Julia Graber says:

    Yes indeed. That flanged binding does compliment the piece. I love it.

  15. Love the table runner and the pool noodles are a great idea! Several ladies round here use them. For table toppers or Wall hangings I use wrapping paper cardboard rolls for storage – taking care to cover with muslin first to avoid stains or acid on the quilts, Have a wonderful day!

  16. Sam says:

    Oh my gosh! Pool noodles! What a great idea!

  17. Great post! I'm always a fan of your work and ideas!!!

  18. jan says:

    Cute cute table runner. And a great storage idea. We live near a carpet mfg facility and I use the cardboard tube that carpet is rolled on. I tie three strips of leftover scraps or selvage around the quilt and tube and I put two holes in one end and hang them on an over the door hanger to the inside of the closet to keep light away. This is just the quilt top, not completed quilt. Pool noodles would not be as heavy. yay shopping trip. lol..Hope you dont lose your noodle.xo jan

  19. The table runner is gorgeous! 69 days? Each year I say I'm going to make a quilted tree skirt and haven't yet. Maybe I need to get cracking on that!!

  20. hydeeannsews says:

    thanks for the pool noodle idea. i think we have a few extra lying around here!your 69 day reminder may have just shot down my ideas for \”making christmas\”! boo!

  21. I love these fabrics, especially the one you used for the backing!

  22. Gina says:

    Yikes… Only 69 days until Christmas!! You will be ready with your pretty runner; I love the colors! Your wolf quilt looks like a very special make too. I love the pool noodle idea. Do you have a place you can lay them down or do you stand the noodle in a closet corner?

  23. Pool noodles are an inspired idea! I love your table runner 🙂

  24. Celine says:

    Your table runner is absolutely gorgeous. I have been trying to resist buying this line of fabric but I think now I might HAVE to! Thanks for sharing. And the hexagons quilt is just yummy!

  25. I love that you give the Christmas countdown! Your table runner is so festive, and I know your son will love his quilt too! Pool noodles are a great idea to preven creases!I'm so happy you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  26. Lana says:

    What a lovely runner! I am too working on the For The Boys blog hop…and by the looks of it…that wolf quilt is perfect!!!Such a nice blog too…I am just wandering around say ooohhh ahhhh a lot looking at everything…

  27. Lana says:

    What a lovely runner! I am too working on the For The Boys blog hop…and by the looks of it…that wolf quilt is perfect!!!Such a nice blog too…I am just wandering around say ooohhh ahhhh a lot looking at everything…

  28. LOVE the table runner!! Pool noodles are a great idea! I just noticed a ton of them on clearance at Target Thursday… hmmm….

  29. I love the table runner. What an interesting way to store quilts. I only own one quilt and it gets 'stored' on our spare bed. I have just finished making my first quilt, but it's a gift for someone else, so no storage problems there 🙂

  30. The table runner looks great, I've never heard of a flanged binding – I love it! Machine-sewn binding sounds good to me.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Loving your table runner Lorna!!! Fabulous. What a great way to store quilts….I just fold mine and refold a different way every so often.

  32. Fab table runner and pool noodles – what a great idea 😀

  33. Love your table runner–great combo of fabrics and fun pattern

  34. Love your table runner–great combo of fabrics and fun pattern

  35. all the pretty christmas projects are getting me in the mood for Christmas, yours is beautiful. Pool noodle is a great idea. I used to store them on the guest room bed but i have permanent guests that live in there now. So… pool noodles is the best idea ive seen and being fall, im sure i can get them cheap!

  36. Abby says:

    What great projects – and the noodles are such a good idea!

  37. Anna says:

    Pool noodles… genius! I love that table runner 🙂 So pretty and sparkly!

  38. You are amazing! The pattern on the table runner is perfect! BUT did you have to remind me how close Christmas is????

  39. I store my quilts along the railing in my cabin and also in an antique giant buffet cabinet I found at a consignment store. I need more space.

  40. I adore that table runner! Absolutely gorgeous! And the pool noodle tip for storing quilts is fantastic – thanks for that I will be off to the shop to grab some!

  41. That table runner is beautiful! But no thanks for letting me know how many days until Christmas lol 😉 thanks for linking up!

  42. Lynette says:

    oooo~! That wolf quilt is going to be fantastic. 🙂

  43. Kris says:

    That table runner is so pretty! I also love the noodle idea…that is great. I will have to watch for those at the end of summer next year or spring too I guess.

  44. Beautiful Christmas table runner, very inspiring! Love the binding too.

  45. Allison says:

    Love your table runner. It's beautiful.And cool way to store quilts. At my quilt guild meeting this week, a friend of my mom came and did a trunk show for us bringing over 40 quilts. They had been folded for so long they had permanent creases in them. She mentioned she needed to find a way to roll them and keep them from squishing. I think I have an answer to her problem, thanks to you.

  46. How wonderful Christmas table runner and cool wolves!I love your works. 😀

  47. Sewing Mom says:

    Lovely runner, but I haven't even thought about Christmas yet! =)

  48. Lindsey says:

    Your runner is amazing! I am really digging that Christmas fabric! Can't wait to see your wolf quilt! 🙂

  49. Sandy says:

    love the runner!!

  50. Anonymous says:

    Now that is a good idea. I am very impressed. You quilts look amazing. You obviously have a talent.

  51. Love the table runner! The design looks great and those fabrics seem to look good no matter where. Great storage too, have to try that one.

  52. Unknown says:

    The fabrics are beautiful in your quilt and the finished article is simply amazing x

  53. RobotMomSews says:

    Love that Christmas runner!

  54. What a fun, modern Christmas Runner! I just love the pool noodle idea, I am going to look for them and see if I can even find them on clearance here!

  55. Anonymous says:

    I love the Christmas runner! I had to pin it.

  56. Lucy Blossom says:

    The Christmas table runner is beautiful