I made this table runner as a practice for some possible Christmas gifts. It went together quite easily and I like it, but I haven't decided if I'm up for making 5 more as I had originally planned :( This one I made is rather fall-ish looking so it fits right in with all the fun decor we just dug out of storage.
I'll never claim to be an expert binder. As you can see, it is a bit rough around the edges. And I know my backing/binding shade of red is a bit off but since this was kind of a practice piece I wasn't too picky (especially since it was in the 1/2 price remnant bin at Joann's).
It is a simple disappearing 9-patch pattern using 27 5" squares, I got the idea HERE. I used felt as batting to keep it from being too 'puffy'. I haven't washed it yet, I'm afraid it might not lay as flat when I do, so I'm not too anxious to try. I'd love to have one of these for each holiday/season and change them out on the coffee table. I'll have to add that to my ever growing project list ;).