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Quilted Winter Mittens Table Runners

Posted on: November 27th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Happy Holidays are on the way! There’s a nip in the air. Time to get your mittens out!

This Winter Mittens runner was a really quick make. Perfect way to cheer me up and get me in a Christmas mood. While I worked like a little elf in my quilting studio.

This fun little runner was made using a few selections from the new Sea Salt Sandy collection from Island Batik for the mittens. And an anonymous white tone on tone for the background.

For the backing, I found this fabulous print from the Doodles collection by Northcott Fabrics at Needles & Pins in downtown Listowel. I don’t drop in there very often because her prices are quite steep. But I am so glad I did because this turned out to be The.Perfect.Print to compliment those beautiful batiks!

The same fabric was used for the binding along with a hint of purple for the flange. Although I used to make it quite often, it’s been a while since I made this type of binding so I found it helpful to refer to my Flanged Binding Tutorial to refresh my memory.

I quilted this runner with my walking foot in organic wavy lines across the width, this time using plain white Guetermann polyester thread. And, for the first time ever, I used fusible fleece for the batting.

Winter Mittens runner by Sew Fresh Quilts

This project came together quickly and is a great pattern for using up some of your small scraps! Runner not long enough? Just add on another 13″ for each set of additional mittens to the original 40″ long. This includes the sashing strip between the blocks. So a runner with four sets of mittens would be 53″ long.

And the pairs of mittens block would be a great addition to other cute projects. Great for gifts! Like mug rugs, placemats, or even cute little cushions for brightening up your sofa. A one pair block of mittens finishes at 12″ wide by 10″ tall.

“Winter Mittens” in Sea-Salt Sandy finished at approximately 12″ x 40″
and was the 66th use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

This little runner was so much fun to make….. That I quickly made up another!

This time I used some Daysail by Bonnie & Camille for Moda  There’s something to be said for that Aqua and Red! These little runners easily say “Winter” without screaming “Christmas!” and can be used for the entire season.

That backing…. Mmmmm….
So pretty, I’d be tempted to have it facing up!

“Winter Mittens” in Daysail also finished at approximately 12″ x 40″
and was the 67th use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

Looking for a quick Christmas gift idea….
You can find the Winter Mittens pattern here!

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with
Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

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24 Responses

  1. Nancy J says:

    They are all super, but the flanged binding gives that special finish.

  2. These are both really cute. And all the mittens still have their mates!

  3. Lorna! Very cute!You could make a pair for every grand child…. or mug mat for every grand child… Okay, I am getting old hahahaThis is a very adorable

  4. Yeah for warm mittens!! Still not ready for winter and the cold….sigh. Love that bubble backing on the first runner. Great print.

  5. Ioleen says:

    These are so cute. Love them both.

  6. Cut&Alter says:

    These mittens are just so cute. Love that the fabrics you have used means they can still be out and looking gorgeous even after Christmas!

  7. Love your mitten table runners! Love the idea that your second table runner is for 'all' the months of winter :)! Winter months, especially, need color inside the house!

  8. Sewmotion says:

    what a fantastic idea for a festive runner! I love your Moda fabric choices, so fresh and modern! Love it!

  9. Debora Exum says:

    I love this project. Something for winter in any color, not just Christmas colors. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Lisa J. says:

    Both versions of your runner are really nice. I love the backing fabric on the first version. The batiks are really nice in that version as well.

  11. These are sooooooo cute!

  12. KaHolly says:

    Cute as cute can be, Lorna! Just like all of your patterns! I did finally finish my zebra quilt top, but I need to find the perfect backing. It's precious!

  13. Oh how sweet, especially the red and white and turquoise variation – that's my favourite colour combination for Christmas!

  14. Very cute and perfect for that winter table. Now, if I can just figure out how to make it look right in my Florida home… oh well, but it's a great gift idea for my family that lives up north!

  15. Tish Stemple says:

    There is something about the color combination of aqua and red that go hand in hand with winter and Christmas time. Your cute little mittens make me want to warm up some hot chocolate with the tiny little marshmallows.

  16. Vera says:

    Neat pattern and perfect fabric choices!

  17. How do you do this so fast? Or don't you ever sleep? Maybe YOU\”RE a robot! Cute cute idea for a table runner or maybe a pillow…

  18. Love that phrase \”anonymous\” fabric–I have lots of anonymous fabrics since very few have names any more. I love your pretty little table runners. That blue/red one would definitely carry right past Christmas into January and February.

  19. Lara B. says:

    Love your Winter Mittens Pattern Lorna! So adorable and perfectly seasonable right through the chilly months! Makes me want to get out the cocoa cups. And the flanged binding is a wonderful touch.

  20. Jasmine says:

    So cute ! I loved seeing this in two different color ways.

  21. Carol S. says:

    Seriously, Lorna, you're keeping me buried in so many cute projects. I was busy sewing reindeer yesterday, but now I want to sew mittens. Loving it, though!

  22. I think you made that aqua and red one just for me. I've pinned this for future reference. Good grief. How many of your patterns can I have on my Wanna Do list at one time? 🙂

  23. Christine S says:

    Super cute and I love it in Daysail!

  24. Cute mittens and two finishes.