Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My Take on a MacKenzie-Childs Table Runner

and added a bit of color to the checks (you know why!):

I chose to add a bit of padding and white backing - the trick here, to make it lay well, is to pin the padding under the wrong side of the checks and lay the backing fabric face down to the checks.

I angled each end to make rounded point and added a small tassel:

After turning it right-side out, I topstitched around the outside edges:

And here is the finished table runner:

I have set my table for dinner, my brother- and sister-in-law are stopping by for dinner tonight.

I made gazpacho as an appetizer and we will have roast pork, stuffing and vegetables.  While in Florida the last few weeks, I found these red enamel soup/salad bowls - they are perfect with my CC dishes!

I was feeling energetic, so I also made a rectangle shaped runner with striped ends:

I can't decide which runner I like best!

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  1. You did a great job on the runners - they look terrific. I would have a hard time selecting which one I like best.
    So glad you had a great vacation.

  2. Wow, Patti, your runner looks fantastic! And your tutorial is very helpful I have sewn a few runners, but I like the idea of adding some padding. The final result looks wonderful on your table!

  3. Oh, love these especially the one with the stripes on the ends. Now you have inspired me!

  4. That looks great! I love both runners and the table looks so pretty!
    Don't know if you have a Hobby Lobby, but my friend sent me b & w checked bandanas that you could do the same thing to. Notice I said YOU could do it, not sure if I could! What kind of paint do you use on fabric? Can you wash it?

  5. Both runners are lovely! Great table.

  6. Black, white and red combinations just can't be beat. Good job on the runner, especially adding the stripe to the pattern.

  7. What a wonderful job you did with that runner! Both of them are great. Love the red, white and black color scheme, but my University of Georgia fan friends would go crazy over it - lol!!

  8. I love both of them, Patti! You will have to alternate using them. : ) You did such a great job making those checks stand out and look more MC-ish.

  9. I ♥ the runner and the colorful table!

  10. Cute, cute, cute! I love the idea of adding the color to the fabric! Makes for a gorgeous table!!

  11. You did a beautiful job on both runners, Patti! The red bowls look stunning on your CC plates and your menu sounds wonderful.

  12. O, my goodness...MC is going to want you to go to work for them....!!!
    These runners are just perfect.
    I am still enjoying my canister set that you did the lids for...almost everyone that comes in my house notices them and I tell them about YOU. :)
    hugs, bj

  13. You amaze with your talent! The runner is adorable. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  14. I ran into this gorgeous table my friend from two years ago and haven't seen it !
    I love your inspired Mackenzie-Childs runner. I'd love to make me one. I will share my silver black and white pitcher soon.


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