Table Runner with Queen’s Crown Edging

Do you remember way back in February I made the edging Queens Crown Edging?
Well, I finally got it attached to the material! Yay!
Queen’s Crown Edging © Wanda Salmans

I like making edgings and seeing the tatting on the material, but I really don’t like sewing the tatting to the material.  This part of the process is a necessary evil to finishing a table runner.

The finished table runner is 11 1/2 inches wide and 46 inches long, including the tatted edging which is Lizbeth #693 Linen Medium size 10.  I think it turned out well.

I have several other edgings already tatted and ready to go on material.  My sister is very sweet and offered to sew the material for me as her sewing machine is always out.  I cut the material for several runners then she sewed them.  I will turn them right-side out, stitch up the hole left for that and sew the edgings on.  I feel it takes me forever to do the hand stitching but it is worth it.  I’ll be sharing more table runners in the next few weeks.

My sister and I are going to be in a local craft show next week.  We usually participate in this one every year because it is local, making it much easier for both of us to go.  Going to craft shows much farther away can get complicated with our jobs.  Sometimes we do well, other times not so well, but we both enjoy participating in the show because of the festive atmosphere, the customers and the other crafters contributing to an enjoyable day.  Last year I did well with table runners and I’m hoping to do so again this year.

Something funny about this edging: I made this one and two others and put them in a drawer when they were finished, planning on putting them on runners when the material was sewn.  In the course of tatting other things and life happening I forgot about them until I was looking for something else. I also changed my mind on what material all three edgings were going to go on. But they all look really good finished.Yay!
“Of course I talk to myself when I tat. Sometimes I need expert advice.”

14 thoughts on “Table Runner with Queen’s Crown Edging”

  1. Firstly, your quote made me laugh aloud! Thank you!
    Good luck with your sale, I had a fantastic weekend last weekend, in fact I'm out of most everything d have been trying to squeeze in tatting every spare minute because of two more shows coming.
    And that runner is absolutely gorgeous! I discovered a trick for sewing on that I'm going to post about very soon, stay tuned!

  2. Love the runner and edging. I like edgings because I feel like I can make something large without spending a year to finish it, plus, I can combine my love of both hobbies. Unfotunately, my grand ideas seem to stay in my head 🙁 Good luck at the show.

  3. That edging is superb. I am going to use it on the next border I tat…love it. Plus, it is a perfect shape for your chosen fabric. Really effective. Good luck at the show!

  4. You should be proud of your self this is beautiful and size ten, I do beleive that the thread sizes have a place in different tatting items. Also going to these shows with your sister sounds like a dream! I don't have a sister but if I did….. have a wonderful time!

  5. Lovely edging, I don't have a sister so it's down to me to do it all, but I do love your saying today, if I did speak when tatting I doubt if I would get a reply, and if I did from the other half it possibly would not make sense.
    I must remember your words.
    Have a nice weekend, hop you do well at your craft fair

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