Taking pride of place on top of my sewing cabinet is my new table runner – and I must say I am extremely pleased with how it turned out. Designed by Carol Newton, the pattern was featured in Australian Country Threads magazine, vol 8, no 11. It was designed to be a framed stitchery, just the thing to hang in a sewing room.
As soon as I saw the design, I knew it would be great for my sewing cabinet. It was just a matter of copying the design on both ends of my fabric.
I had a wonderful “quilting” fat quarter which was just right for the border, a gift from my pen friend Carol of South Dakota. It was fun picking the thread colours to tone in with the colours in the border. The addition of buttons added another splash of colour. The table runner was machine quilted, and bound in green fabric.
The runner takes pride of place on top of my sewing cabinet. On top of it sits the green fold down sewing box made for me many years ago by my daughter.