Barber Pole Table Runner Free Pattern

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! How cute is this one? Start your engines, ladies. Search your fabric stash. Let’s get cutting!

Barber Pole Table Runner 002

Now you’re probably wondering WHY you can’t see the entire piece. Well, believe it or not, I didn’t finish my project on time! Yes, it’s a self-imposed deadline, but still….a deadline is a deadline. Sheila finished hers, but I didn’t. So while I continue to work on it, I’ve taken some close-ups so you can IMAGINE how cute it is!

The “Barber Pole” table runner is the latest FREE pattern download for you from the team of Sheila Sinclair Snyder and I. This one is a bit more challenging if you do it with the cut out edges, but don’t be shy about just trimming those off – just like a barber pole – and binding it as usual. Either way it would look great.

As you might imagine, Sheila and I both came up with different versions of this pattern! And that’s the fun. We create a pattern, and then go off to our separate studios and create! It’s always fun to see what we come up. This time we did talk about the pom-poms, so we both used those…but again, in different ways.

Barber Pole Table Runner 001

You only need relatively small pieces of fabric for this pattern, and if you do it scrappy, it’s a great way to use up those odd-shaped long strips. I actually pieced one of my strips because I didn’t have enough. And I’m betting no one will notice. (Oops….but now that I’ve told you, you’ll be looking for it!)

So I will post FINISHED photos when I actually get it done. Hmmmmmm….something to look forward to?

Happy quilting!

April Table Runner Free Download!

Lisa Table Runner April 2013 (1)

Sheila Table Runner April 2013 (3)

April is the month to make a table runner! Who said that? Well, uh…I did! Sheila Sinclair Snyder and I are teaming up to bring you a free project every month for 2013. We have decided we have just TOO MUCH spare time…ha! But seriously, when we get together we are always coming up with creative ways to use up our fabric stashes and make fun things. Two heads are better than one!

So enjoy this first-of-many projects! Each project will be listed on each of our websites. We will each make different versions of our projects so you will get to see a couple examples. And with any luck, you will send us photos of your finished project as well, so we will be able to show that off to our q-bloggers (that’s quilting bloggers for the uninitiated!). So come and join the fun and follow us on our websites, on Facebook, on Twitter, or on Pinterest. It’s all good!

Enjoy this free pattern! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Piano Key Table Runner Pattern Instructions for April 2013