Try Something New with This Sweet Runner!
This pretty runner is reminiscent of vintage doilies and Valentine cards. It’s an easy project you’ll enjoy displaying for many years to come.
Patchwork hearts are outlined with “doilies” against a mottled deep red background fabric. A pretty stripe adds interest between the blocks.
Of course, you can change the coloring to suit your tastes. Just make sure the background you choose has enough contrast to show off the white doily. Or, make the doily detail dark against a light background for an entirely different look.
If you’ve not worked with wool felt before, this project gives you a chance to try it out. Rather than create the white doily with cotton quilt fabric, white wool felt is used instead. That speeds construction considerably as you won’t need to stitch around all those little holes (created with a paper punch) that create the “doily” effect.
The finished runner is 12 1/2″ x 53″.
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