10 Minute Table Runner

The Village Quilting Shop in Bentonville, Arkansas, had samples of 10 Minute Table Runners in their Seasonal Room. Lori, the store proprietor, was very helpful in showing my friends and I how to make these. We bought fabric and made plans to meet for a Sewing Day.
When I was at A Sewing Basket in Salado, Texas, I was given a copy of directions for the 10 Minute Table Runner by LaRue Bunnell Clark.
This seemed easy enough, but I still looked up tutorials on YouTube.
So, today, I thought I would spend 10 minutes and make place mats as I saw on some of the videos.
After working for two hours in the morning, and two hours this afternoon, I finally finished a set of 4, “10 Minute” place mats. 

Boy, do I feel like a dummy.
I still plan to make a runner, so maybe the next time, it will only take 10 minutes.


Set of 4
I think I might buy more of this fabric to make a Set of 6.
It takes 1/2 yard for the backing, and 1/3 yard for the center to make one table runner or two place mats.
Note: I often view YouTube videos by Jean Truelove.
She is very talented and creative.
Her videos are fun.
The one I watched today had a sad note.
Jean mentioned at the end of the video, that she had received a not-so-nice comment on her YouTube video.
To think that someone would take the time to be mean and negative to a person who is offering ideas and information on how to create, is something that really bothers me.
Life is too short to be negative.
And it is never acceptable to be mean to others.
I just felt I needed to say this.

9 thoughts on “10 Minute Table Runner

  1. I have never staying within the time frame of any Quick Method crafting! I’ve been quilting 17+ years and I bet I would be right there with you taking 4 hours on the 10 minutes projects 🙂
    Yes that is the issue with YouTube – I enjoy watching crafting videos or living the simple life videos, etc. but I have learned not to look at the comment sections – there is always someone negative it seems!

    1. Thanks.
      And thank you for the post on the one block wonder. I checked the book from the library. I also found a local quilt store that provides a classroom to assist in projects. I think I might feel more comfortable having guidance when it comes to cutting the fabric.
      I am excited about getting this started, but it will not be until January.

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