Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Table Runner

This table runner is from "Hexa Go-Go" by Tacha Bruecher. It required no outlay of money as I had all the fabrics in my stash. The hexies are fairly small, but you don't need thousands to make this project. Fewer than 100 if memory serves.

I love making hexies; they make a wonderful take along project that doesn't require a lot of preparation. They are go along with television watching - not too complicated. You can feel virtuous at having accomplished something while watching "Dancing with the Stars" or whatever your vice is as regards television.

I print my own paper pieces from lightweight card stock. There are good online sources if you need a large amount of pieces. Paperpieces.com has a very good selection, good customer service, and reasonable prices. English paper piecing does not restrict you to hexies, however. Another project in my work basket involves six-pointed stars. More on that soon.


  1. So, I see it is finished! Cute design, but quite a bit of applique, right? It's nice to see a different take on the hexagons.

  2. The applique is quite easy, though, since the hexies have a turned edge and the paper is still inside. There are not so many hexies, though, as a full pattern done with them, so it all balances out.