I have had a few “pinch-me” moments since I’ve started blogging, and one came recently when I was invited to review a pattern for The Fat Quarter Shop. I was given a credit to the shop and a copy of the pattern in exchange for my review, the opinions however are my own. The pattern is called Antique Ribbon Table Runner. It’s a really fun pattern and it’s made really simply by using a paper foundation.
I decided to make a Christmas version and used Merry Matryoshka fabric from Riley Blake.
This was my first time using a paper foundation for my piecing and I was a little nervous, but I shouldn’t have been. It is really quite fun and makes your piecing look really good. The product that the pattern calls to use is Triangles on a Roll flying geese and 6″ braided paper. As I got going I noticed that the fabric hung over one side of the paper further on one side than the other and I started panicking but I did a bit of research and discovered it’s normal and how it should look. That was a relief. I wish I could have watched this video on how to assemble the runner- it would have helped. I strongly recommend watching it before you start your table runner.
The runner is nice and large and with small children running around my house I decided to shorten it so it wouldn’t hang over the ends of my table.
I have another project coming up next week using the paper foundation that I can’t wait to show you. But for now, have a great weekend!