It’s time for some quilty pleasure, sewing for myself. It’s especially “bad” because I was supposed to create handmade gifts “for everyone” and instead I made something for myself…

But really, is it selfish when it’s about self-preservation? Making is my crutch, when I can find it…

Quilting / Sewing a Christmas table runner

Its not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesnt mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.
Iyanla Vanzant

Anyway, I have been wanting to sew another table cloth since I made my Polka Dot Table Runner, which I still very much love and use. But it’s boring to just have one favorite, that you never want to switch out… So after making a batch of cut gingerbread cookies (like those my grandmother used to do every year), mom and I went to work!


Smilla on the sewing table

Mom has a whole box of fabrics just with “Christmas theme”, most of them not in my style at all, but I managed to fish up a couple of pieces that I really liked. They depict a few of my favorite things, gingerbread cookies and saffron buns not the least of them.

Most of these fabrics have been thrifted, but one was a fat quarter of fabric I bought myself at FoQ in Birmingham!

Sewing a Christmas table runner for myself

I didn’t want this project to take too long so I pieced together a couple of big pieces of the chosen fabrics, and then quilted them together with a thin batting and a backside fabric.

Quick moves and then – done!

Home-made Christmas by iHanna

The light is non-existent here right now, but the table cloth is in place on my turquoise living-room table. I like it, even if it not as cute as my previous table runner.

I also made the clay bowl that’s on the table among other clay things, but that’s a story for next year.

Merry December from me to you!

PS: I wouldn’t have finished this quick table cloth if it weren’t for my mom, who supplied dinner, fabrics and encouragement, so thanks mom!