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Quilted Christmas Santa Runner

Posted on: November 13th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Ho, Ho, Ho! Are you getting all geared up for a handmade Christmas?

Today I’m sharing a really fun project….
This Santa Runner only took one day to make. Including the choosing of fabric. Which is the hardest part for me, unless of course, if I’m sticking to solids.

This fun little runner was made using Riley Blake’s Apple of My Eye Stripe in red for Santa’s rosy cheeks. And Crystal Palace by Whimsies & Wishes for Studioe Fabrics was used for his beard, eyebrows and the trim on his hat.

Santa’s belt and buckles make up the outer border and were cut from Black Tweed Dot and Yellow Tweed Dot from the Bear Essentials 2 collection by P&B Textiles.

Animal Alphabet Flash Cards in light grey by Red Rooster Fabrics was used for the background. And the same print in red was used for the Santa hats and noses, as well as for the backing.

I quilted this runner with my walking foot in organic wavy lines across the width using Superior Threads’ So Fine in grey on top and in the bobbin.

This came together quickly and is a great pattern for using up some of your small scraps!

“Santa Runner” finished at approximately 11″ x 38″
and was the 63rd use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

Looking for a quick Christmas gift idea….
You can find the Santa Runner pattern here!
Linking up to Finish it up Friday with
Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

Keep On Quilting On!
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16 Responses

  1. Nancy J says:

    I can here the \” Ho.Ho.Ho\” down here,lovely choice of fabrics and those wavy lines a perfect finish.

  2. Kay says:

    This is really fun. The part that takes the longest for me is the cutting, I really don't enjoy it at all as I worry about getting it all perfect. I love choosing the fabrics and hand sewing on the binding the most. x

  3. Jayne says:

    What a cute little santa runner!! I love that you put 'blustery' on his hat! Really cute Lorna!

  4. Carol S. says:

    Another cute creation by you…love this Santa!

  5. Lori says:

    this is so adorable. thanks for the patternhappy holidays !!!

  6. Allison says:

    Thanks for sharing the pattern for the table runner, it's great and feels do-able in the time available 🎅

  7. Kate says:

    Lorna, this is so cute!!

  8. Lara B. says:

    So Ho Ho Cute Lorna! I love the words in the text fabric you chose -perfect!

  9. What a fun table runner!

  10. Another fun pattern, Lorna! I love how it's Christmas-y but subtle. I'm pinning this one for future reference. I might even see if I can whip a few up for Christmas!

  11. Ho Ho Ho… I absolutely love him. He's just to cute!

  12. Oh this is so cute and perky What a brilliant table runner, LornaI want to make this!Thanks for your inspiration always

  13. Such a cute runner. At first I didn't see the santa's, I thought it was a modern geometric runner, I think it would work that way with different colors, great pattern. I love the wavy quilting.

  14. Karen says:

    Just adorable! Who wouldn't love this on a Christmas table or maybe the Santas could both be going the same direction for a wall hanging 🙂

  15. I love your fabric choices! I bought this pattern a while back, so I need to get my rear in gear and get it made! 🙂

  16. Izzy says:

    I love it!!! Such a fun runner.