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This pretty little project is my Spring Meadow Table Runner which I designed for Martingale. Click here to get the Free Spring Table Runner Pattern.  

First, let’s talk about fabric selection. For my runner, I chose an unexpected color palette of yellow, pink, purple and gray. I think the little florals and dots give it a nice traditional-meets-modern feeling:

You could try using some bright colors as well, to give it a “summer” feel, or try using holiday fabrics:

When making small, quick projects, there are some quick & easy things that you can do to give them a little “Wow” factor. For example, try fussy cutting the center square of your blocks like I’ve done here:

(Fussy cutting means that you cut out a particular part of the fabric pattern so that it is centered on your quilt patch.)

You can also try adding some fun embellishments. I’ve added rick rack to my table runner- you could also try adding buttons or pom pom fringe for easily adding some extra “cuteness” to your project!