Holiday Braid Table Runner



Hello and happy Sunday. It's still only the middle of November but we spent our morning putting up the Christmas tree and decorating our home for the coming holiday season. This year hasn't been normal, so why stick to the first of December tradition when we could decorate our home earlier? 
We have bought a few Christmas trees over the years and this year were determined to put up our big 2m tall traditional green tree in the living room. But then we discovered that our colourful lights weren't working properly and the set that did work well had white cable (which really didn't work well on the dark green branches). White lights didn't really work either, so we pulled the green tree apart, put it back in the box and put up the pink tree. 


Oh how I love my pink Christmas tree. It's just so happy, unexpected and I feel like it makes the whole room glow pink. 

And with the decorations all coming out, I thought I'd share my new Holiday Braid Table Runner. The pattern I used is my free Red Braid Table Runner and I went through my novelty prints to see what I had in my stash. I stuck with minty greens, golds and greys for the strips and red prints for the central blocks. 




I quilted in the ditch and then used DMC Perle 8 cotton thread to hand quilt extra lines in the strips which give it a lovely dimply effect.

I don't seem to have many novelty holiday prints in my stash. I haven't bought any over the past few years so really think that I need to make a pitstop in to my local LQS to see what's available. Do you have a large stash of Christmas print fabrics?


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  1. I LOVE your pink tree. It is beautiful and very happy. I think here in the United States a lot of people are also decorating early.

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    1. Thank you. Everytime I walked into the room today, the pinkness of the tree caught my eye.

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  2. People are DEFINITELY decorating earlier than usual this year! I can't get into that myself, but then I don't have a fluffy pink tree to put up! We've never had an artificial Christmas tree... I can't seem get into them. Enjoy all your "merry."

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    1. Fluffy pink trees for the win :)
      One day, I'd love a real tree to decorate. In Australia, it's quite a rarity to have a real tree for Christmas. There are Christmas tree farms where you can go and cut one down yourself, but I'm not sure we have the best climate here for growing them, or keeping them alive for very long once cut.

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  3. Love that tree. It is so bright and cheery. Your tablerunner is lovely too. I am a new follower so was excited to go back to your tutorial to see how it was done. The original red braid pattern was pretty too. What a fun way to use up bits and pieces of fabrics that we manage to collect!

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    1. Hi Shelley and welcome to my blog. I'm so pleased that you liked my braid table runner and I look forward to seeing your creation. I'm hoping to make a couple more as gifts this Christmas. They're really quite fun to make :)

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  4. Love your table runner, Anorina! I dug through my own stash a couple days ago looking for novelty prints and was disappointed that I have far fewer of these fabrics than I remembered. And the LQS didn't have much of anything either. I think people are buying up holiday novelty prints faster than normal this year to make holiday print masks. Now I'm kicking myself for all the times I walked past a fun Christmas print without buying it in the past!

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    1. Oh my goodness, you're right! I forgot about people making holiday fabric masks. I still haven't been to see what fabrics they have at my local. Fingers crossed they haven't sold out. Hopefully you find some to sew with too.

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  5. Gorgeous tree! And I love your table runner. I think we all definitely need a huge serve of Christmas joy this year xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Mmmmmmm.... you said a .big serve of Christmas joy' and I immediately thought of a great big bowl of trifle. Mmmmmm trifle :) YUM!

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  6. WOW! Love your Pink Christmas tree. Looks so happy and bright....
    Thanks for sharing the tablerunnner pattern. Great idea for using up Christmas scraps....

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    1. Hi Maria, thanks for stopping by. My tree makes me smile, though I'm not sure hubby loves it as much as I do. Yes it's great for Christmas scraps. Spotlight have a sale so I might need to get in there to see what novelty prints they have. Happy stitching :)

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  7. Lovely pink Xmas tree, your table runner is wonderful, great scrap user as Maria said.

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  8. Your table runner looks so festive... love it...xox

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  9. Festive new table runner! Thanks for the tutorial link.

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  10. Hi, your table runner is lovely. The link to the pattern doesn’t seem to be working. I would love to make this.

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