Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sew Home Blog Hop! It's a Twist table runner

Welcome to the next stop on the SewHome blog hop!  I am super excited to be included in this blog hop and can't wait to share one of my favorite projects from this awesome book with you.  There's also a giveaway (open internationally) hosted by each blog hop participant!!!  Instructions on how to enter are at the end of the post :)



SewHome by Erin Schlosser (photo by C&T Publishing)
Be sure to follow the other participants as they showcase some seriously amazing projects from Erin's new book!

Wednesday, September 21 - Sew 4 Home & Jen Carlton Bailly
Monday, September 26 - Windham Fabrics & Rebecca at Bryan House Quilts
Wednesday, September 28 - Dear Stella Fabrics & Mandy at Mandalei Quilts
Thursday, September 29 - Erin at Schlosser Designs

Let me start by saying I had the awesome opportunity to quilt another project for SewHome, and so found out about this amazing book a few months before its release.  Erin is so talented and has thought of literally every project you could ever want to sew up to make a house your home.  

I am not as blessed as others when it comes to the interior decorating gene, so this book is a God send.  Erin even thought to include some design basics and clearly explains everything that needs to be considered prior to starting any project.  She has tons of suggestions on how to keep your projects cohesive, even discussing color and fabric selection.  I had the opportunity to preview this awesome book before it was printed, and had to purchase it myself to keep a hard copy on hand.  


It's a Twist Table Runner (photo by C&T Publishing)
I chose to make the "It's a Twist Table Runner" since my kitchen decor is a little blah...and I had never seen a design this unique before.  With summer fading and fall quickly approaching, I opted for a warm ombre color scheme to do my "twists" in, and chose the new Essex linen in yarn dyed metallic by Robert Kaufman so I could keep this beauty on the table from September through December.  


Warm ombre color scheme with Essex metallic linen
I had so much fun picking out my fabrics, and couldn't wait to try the new Essex yard dyed metallic to keep the design warm and fall-feeling.  This project is so fun, and great for adapting to use up your scrap pile!  


You can see the tiny metallic detail in this close up of the sewn together table runner
Erin's instructions are clear and concise, and I was able to finish this adorable project in under 3 hours.  The twisting technique is really simple to follow and gives such a great look when finished.  I'm excited to try this technique in other sewing projects, too!  


My finished table runner

I also loved that the table runner didn't have batting in it and wasn't quilted.  It seems like most table runner projects these days are of the quilted variety, and the "It's a Twist Table Runner" has ample interfacing to give it a luxurious feel and weight.  It also made it a quick and fun sew.  

I was thrilled to participate in this, and can't wait to make more projects from SewHome.  Thanks Erin for a delightful read!!!

To enter the giveaway for your free copy of Erin's book SewHome, answer the following question by September 30, 2016 either in a comment here (on my blog), or a comment on my instagram post about this project:  What home decor item have you been dying to sew for your home?   Giveaway entries will close at midnight, central standard time 9/30/2016 and winner will be selected randomly.  If winner is domestic (US), they will receive a hard copy of SewHome, if international, the winner will receive the e-book version.  Winner will be contacted by me for shipping information.  

28 comments:

  1. I just love the Essex metallic....beautiful runner. I'm glad I came out to the blog, I believe I need to make a table runner now!

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    1. RX Quilter--You're the winner of Erin's book! Please send me an email with your mailing address and contact info so I can send it to C&T Publishing! :)

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  2. Great idea for the
    table runner, looks
    neat! I've been
    wanting to sew up
    some pillowcases.
    Might get to them
    this winter.
    Carla from Utah

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  3. Gorgeous idea for a runner or a pillow!! Love having some texture!!

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  4. Gorgeous idea for a runner or a pillow!! Love having some texture!!

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  5. Now that I have seen the preview of the book, I want to make a clock. If I can find the time...just kidding.

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  6. Your runner I beautiful- love the colors! I need to sew some place mats!

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  7. Your runner I beautiful- love the colors! I need to sew some place mats!

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  8. Great runner! I love making them as they are a super way to decorate. I need to make curtains for my bedroom but... one day.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I really need to make a longish table runner for our entertainment stand that is under or flatscreen.

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  10. I have been working on a quilt for our bed, and it keeps getting pushed aside as I make gifts for other people.

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  11. I've been wanting to sew a table runner and some place mats. vkoh159 (at) mchsi (dot) com

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  12. Table runners, curtains, and pillows- oh my!
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  13. I really want to make a appliqued table runner for thanksgiving

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  14. I need to sew up some storage containers for the closets to get them organized!

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  15. I need to brighten up my family room with some new pillows. I'd love to try the twisting technique for it too!

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  16. I want to make new curtains for my home and now I will have to make the twisted table runner. The one you made is beautiful.

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  17. I really want some bedrooms linens with matching accessories. I just do not like some of the offerings at the shops. I like your table runner that you made, Joanna, and also appreciate the no batting in it.

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  18. I need some new decorative pillows.

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  19. I love your runner! The twists add a nice accent of colour. I want to make a new Christmas table runner. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. Envious of the table runner, would like to make it into a lap quilt as I need several lap quilts. Thanks
    djcutting2 at gmail dot com

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  21. I really need to make some baskets for organization.

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  22. I would love to make storage boxes to brighten up my sewing room.

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  23. Pillows! My sofa is in desperate need of some lovely pillows to jazz it up. I'm always sewing for others, but hardly for myself!

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  24. PILLOWS! I need pillows!!!
    And a tablerunner :O

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  25. Dying to make tablecloth for new kitchen. Katie S.

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  26. Thank you everyone for commenting to enter! RX QUilter is the winner of the book! Congrats :)

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