Saturday, January 7, 2023

Christmas 2022 Quilted Table Runner - Frosted Memories

While I thoroughly enjoyed making all these quilted Christmas table runners this year, this one with Frosted Memories by Holly Taylor for Moda Fabrics is my favorite, hands down. 

Years ago (December 2012 - how has it been 10 years?!?!) I made my very first throw quilt with a jelly roll of brushed Frosted Memories. That quilt has been so used and loved! 

Later I was able to get my hands on a few fat quarters and made a couple of identical quilted table runners, one for myself and one to gift. As I was organizing and digging through my Christmas/Winter bin of fabric December 2022, I became reacquainted with the remnants of these fat quarters and just had to make a fresh tablerunner quilt.

For some reason I'm totally thrilled that I still love fabrics I loved over 10 years ago.

The strips here were cut at 2.5" (same as a jelly roll precut strip) at about 14" long.

I always use a heavy flannel as batting in my quilted table runners and wall hangings. Flannel gives a sturdiness and flatness that batting (wool or cotton) does not.

Tried something a little different with the quilting and just LOVE how the diagonal straight-line grid quilting turned out.

I doubt I'll ever do diagonal quilting on a large quilt again with my regular sewing machine but quilting this table runner on the diagonal was very doable.

This runner was a very quick, very fun finish.
I love everything about it - the memories (all my family know and love this fabric line), the coziness and warmth, the colors, the quilting, its simplicity.

Happy quilting, everyone : )


  1. I love it too, Anna! The fabrics provide colors that are so soothing and peaceful. A runner with this design really lets the fabrics sing! Do you use a batting, too, with the flannel backing? I like the idea of using flannel instead of my other fancy fabrics that no one may ever see.

  2. Thank you, Kathy. It looks like I didn't explain very well - I used flannel instead of batting, not as a backing. I, too, don't like to use my nicer fabrics as backing so I usually use neutral fabrics I find on clearance or just a solid fabric as they are less costly than prints. If I can find a backing that coordinates with the binding, I'll do that then you have a reversible little quilt.

  3. Where do you find flannel for batting? Also, is it more cost effective?

    1. I buy the white wide flannel at Hobby Lobby. They occasional have in on sale. That's when I stock up - sometimes I buy the entire bolt.


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