I bookmarked this as I was hunting a runner pattern to try. I really love how this looks and it seems to have really good directions. I am going to machine quilt mine if I can get to that point-probably a stitch in the ditch. I can't do the button thing as my cat has discovered the antique washstand I made one for in the spring and would tear it up swatting the buttons all the time. She never slept there until I made a spring runner. On second thought maybe I should put lots of buttons so she'll nest some other place. I guess those large squares would be a nice place for a quilt shape now that you mention it. Thanks for posting this. I plan to try to make it when I finish my current project.
Some use a pattern on solvy ( an embroidery stabilizer) that dissolves in water to sew through and make a design that they have traced or drawn. Maybe one of the real quilters will weigh in here. I used to hand quilt and have done a few baby quilts. I was thinking of putting a machine embroidery quilting design that is an outline type shape. The pfaffs do have pretty stitches so that could work out well. I also tied a couple of baby quilts with embroidery floss using a curved needle. I first saw that on an antique quilt and thought it looked nice. My kitty won't care how I quilt mine as long as she gets to homestead it. It will definitely be used and washed a lot so I won't spend much time on the quilting part on the runners. I am wanting to learn to free motion quilt but need more practice before ruining the cat's runner. Lol!
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