The March project for Finny and Donk’s 2008 Sewing Adventure is the pintucked table runner from the Simple Gifts to Stitch book. This is our second project from this book and both have been quite easy to make.
This is my finished project. Instead of the called-for linen, I used leftover home decorator fabric from numerous projects to make my runner. I’ve finally exhausted this fabric from my stash.
The instructions have you making random pintucks but mine are spaced to appease my personal sense of balance. The middle section has two facing pintucks closer together than the rest of it.
The creamy-yellow backing is yet again another piece of leftover home decorator fabric and it, too, is now gone.
One thing I really appreciate about Kelli and Finny's sew-alongs is that we can and are encouraged to customize each project to suit ourselves. I like that a lot. So, instead of a table runner, I made it to go on top of my refrigerator to help keep it clean—much like the mats I made for the tops of my washer and dryer in January except this one isn’t patchwork.