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Kind of Scrappy Table Runner part 2

I ‘m not judging your quilt binding skills.

I lied.

I am sooo judging your quilt binding skills. If you do that binding where it’s like you started a new piece of binding on each side of the quilt and didn’t do continuous binding with mitered corners, it’s like you just put the Mona Lisa in a cardboard frame. You wouldn’t do that, would you?!?

But, to be fair about all this, you can feel free to judge my quilting in the ditch skills. I keep to the ditch like a drunk on Live PD keeps their feet walking on the line during a sobriety test.

Speaking of quilting in the ditch…I added some of that to my scrappy cat table runner. After adding the outline quilting around the cat blocks and the hearts in what I’ll call the “plain” blocks, I felt that it needed just a bit more quilting to hold it all together.

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Then it was time for the binding. I have the most AMAZING tool for joining the binding at the beginning and ending point. My mom found it somewhere, I can’t remember where, bought one for each of us, and gave it to me for my birthday. I praise it to her just about every time I use it. If you don’t have the CutRite Bind Up, you need this in your life. (Note: No one is paying me to say this. Also note: I wish I had thought this thing up!)

I added a cute polka dot binding. (I cut my binding at 2-1/2.” Though I know others who prefer a narrower binding, I like having a bit extra to work with on the back side.) I hand-sewed it down on the back side of the runner. (Yet another note: I hate hand-sewing. With a passion. A great passion.)

Here’s the finished runner. I love how spring-y it looks on the table, and the colors are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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