Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Little Christmas in July

  I thought it would be fun to revisit a fun Christmas project. This was featured in a blog hop from several years ago and it's still one of my favorite projects. It's an adorable table runner made with applique quilt squares featuring my lovable, furry friend, 'Wilson'.  I hope that you enjoy Wilson's Christmas Table Runner as much as I enjoyed making it! It is made up with three blocks featuring Wilson.  So let's get started... to make Wilson's Christmas table runner you will need the three 'Wilson' quilt block patterns and....
1/2 yard background fabric (gold)
Wilson loved to dress up
for the holidays!
1/3 yard sashing fabric and red bow/hat (red)
1/4 yard for binding and for 'package' block/scarf (green)
1/2 yard for backing (color of your choice, I used cream)
40"x 17" piece of batting
fat quarter cream fabric (Wilson face)
fat quarter of light brown fabric (Wilson face)
2" x 2" scrap dark brown fabric (Wilson's nose)
2" x 4" scrap red fabric (Wilson's tongue and nose)
5" x 7" scrap brown fabric (twig antlers)
5" x 5" scrap white fabric (Santa hat)
seed beads for eyes
Heat n Bond
To make the table runner you will need 2   - 11" squares out of a background fabric of your choice.  Also cut a 11" x 7" background fabric and a 11" x 4 1/2 " green rectangle.  Set aside...

Tracing Wilson pieces onto the paper side of heat n bond.  I group pieces that will use the same color fabric....

All of my Wilson pieces are traced....

After ironing heat n bond pieces onto the fabric, I cut them out and lay them on the 11" blocks.  'Is This Gift For Me' pieces are placed on the 11" x 7" background fabric....

To make "Is This Gift For Me", iron on the face pieces onto the rectangle, lining up the bottom edge.  Make sure it's centered too.

Sew the green 11" x 4  1/2"  rectangle to the bottom edge of the
 "Is This Gift For Me" block, right sides together.

Iron the seam, then iron on the red bow.... (and the tag)

"Is This Gift For Me".... This will be the center block for our
table runner.  Isn't it cute!  Love it!!!

Continue to sew a blanket stitch around the edges of the Wilson pieces... If you prefer a satin stitch, zig zag or a straight stitch along the edge, that is fine too!

"Santa Wilson"

"Wilson Deer"

Cut 2    2  - 1/2"x 11" strips out of red fabric.  This will be the sashing for in between the three blocks.  Sew the blocks together with the sashing. Iron.

Cut  2  -2  1/2"x 35  1/2" out of red fabric, then sew to the sides of the table runner.  Iron.

Cut  2 - 2 1/2"x 15" red strips and sew to the ends of the table runner. Iron.
Layer with batting and backing, quilt as desired.  Bind.

I felt like the "Is This Gift For Me" block was missing a tag.  So I made one and ironed and stitched in on.  It helped complete the block. (The tag is included in the directions)

The finished table runner using all three Wilson quilt blocks....
finished size 38  1/2" x 14  1/2"
'Is This Package For Me?' pattern can be found HERE for free
☆If you are unable to download the pattern it can be found on Craftsy for free. The pattern name is 'Is That Gift For Me' by Quilt Doodle Designs ☆
'Santa Wilson' and; 'Wilson Deer' can be purchased at Craftsy as an instant PDF download or on ETSY as a PDF pattern. I hope that you give my table runner a try.  The table runner would make a cute gift for the dog lover in your life.  Mix up the colors to match your poochie poo!

Happy Quilting and Perfect Stitches to you,


  1. Thanks Cindy! I know a little boy who would love this!

  2. Adorable! Thank you for the pattern and tutorial.

  3. That IS cute! Thanks so much for sharing this. It's a great Christmas runner that's different, and I like different.

    1. oops, I clicked on both the words and the picture for the free one, but can't get it. At least I have the other two, though! dezertsuz at gmail

  4. Hi Susan, The free pattern can also be found kn Craftsy... it is called Is That Gift For Me