I love quilting all year round, but especially love quilting at Christmas time. Nothing makes the holiday season more bright and homey than DIY decorative accessories made from patchwork remnants fashioned into incredible holiday seasonal flair. I had some Christmas fabric jellyrolls and remnants I bought on sale at JoAnn’s Fabrics for next to nothing but didn’t quite know what I was going to do with them. I went searching on Youtube for a great Christmas quilting idea for my holiday table. I found this beautiful table runner and could not wait to try it! I started by Then I just followed the simple instructions and made my basic Prarie square-shaped pattern. All you need is 80 5 inch squares, some batting, and a quilt backing fabric and you are ready to go, so let’s get quilting! First I cut all my fabric pieces into 5 x 5 squares, this makes it so easy, you will not need a pattern here at all. Then I just simply arranged the 5 x 5 squares into a cute desirable array of contrasting colors, but remember there is no right or wrong way to do this, the 5 x 5 squares could even be all solid if you wanted that look, it all works.
Then you just sew them all together, right sides facing, as usual, the press. Then you just press them out and sew together, you can see in the next photo I had them labeled top, middle, and bottom so I didn’t get confused as to what went where.
Then I made my prairie points using an iron and folding each 5 x 5 inch square on it’s diagonal (twice), I repeat fold 2 times so it fits correctly.
Then I sewed the prairie points to the runner I made.
Then I did a flip finish sewing all right sides together then you flip it right side out when you are done.
This is one of the most satisfying easy quilting project ideas I’ve done. I recommend it highly, it looks great in any room, even on the back of a sofa.