Nancy Zieman Productions Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge 2018

Nancy Zieman Productions Fall Table Runner Challenge 2018

Nancy Zieman Productions Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge 2018

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Nancy Zieman Productions Fall Table Runner Challenge 2018

You’re invited to participate in the Nancy Zieman Productions 2018 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Sew a table runner to showcase your sewing and quilting talents. Then enter by emailing your table runner photo to [email protected]. Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting or machine embroidery techniques, and must be a size that fits on a kitchen or dining room table—use your imagination! Enter one table runner that has been sewn within the last year and has not been entered into a previous Nancy Zieman Productions Table Runner Sewing Challenge. You could be a prize winner!

Nancy Zieman Productions Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge

Don’t forget, you can use any of these sewing tutorials or any pattern/inspiration you choose, then enter the Fall 2018 Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Deadline to enter is October 2, 2018.

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Nancy Zieman’s Top Ten Table Runner Sewing Tutorials

Hexagon Hit & Miss Table Runner

At first glance, this table runner looks like it’s pieced with traditional hexagons. Not so with this speedy column quilt design. The hexagon shapes are created with two halves, eliminating the intersection of three seams, otherwise known as Y-seams. With this technique, faux hexagon halves are stitched in columns with relative speed and ease. Plus, the results are dramatic with Nancy’s Hit & Miss Table Runner Tutorial.

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Make a nontraditional Dresden plate. No round shapes here—the wedge-shapes of the Dresden are stitched, well…topsy-turvy, to create a linear look. This finished table runner is approximately 18″ x 86″. You could shorten or lengthen depending upon your table size. See how easy it is to make the Topsy-Turvy Table Runner.

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No-Hassle Triangles Table Runner

Many of you have commented on the ease of creating triangles with the No-Hassle Triangles Gauge and wanted additional projects. We’re confident you’ll add the No-Hassle Triangles Table Runner to your to-do list. Made in the same style as the projects featured in Nancy’s Quick Column Quilts, triangle blocks plus column strips make for a fast, easy, and no-hassle assembly of this 21″ x 56-1/2″ No-Hassle Triangles Table Runner.


Festive Fall Table Runner

You may recognize this next table runner tutorial from the 2015 NZP Fall Table Runner Challenge. Featured is the Box Quilt Block, which dates back to 1898. Each 12-1/2″ block is made with eight half-square triangles and a center square. This pattern is included in No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, a quilt block sampler pattern book. Streamline the piecing process by using the No-Hassle Triangles Gauge.

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Dresden Melody Table Runner

Think outside the traditional patchwork world and use a multisized Dresden Template to add a modern twist to a tried ‘n true design. We call it the Dresden Melody with five half-Dresden plate designs that seem to flow melodically together. The finished Dresden Melody Table Runner measures 28″ x 82″.

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Heartbeat Table Runner

No matter the size—table runner to king quilt—you can sew a quick column quilt in a heartbeat! Colorful accent strips in a variety of widths make up the heartbeat pattern, while the subdued one-color strips add a perfect background for the design. In Quick Column Quilts you’ll watch Nancy stitch a queen-sized quilt. In this blog posting, we’ve scaled down the design for this  Heartbeat Table Runner size, 24″ x 57″.

Heartbeat Quilt Nancy ZiemanSilk and Ribbon Table Runner

Here’s a table runner that you can easily create in 2-hours—our kind of home décor project! Renaissance Ribbons, Silk Dupioni, and a little thread are all you’ll need. The ribbon is the unifying element in this design. The Silk and Ribbon Table Runner is a super-fast sewing project!

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Combine in-the-hoop machine quilting with coordinating embroidery designs for a Pumpkins With Style Table Runner The possibilities for Creative Quilting Outlines…Pumpkins with Style are endless.

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For sewing enthusiasts, fall is so much more than a lovely season with great weather and gorgeous foliage. Fall is the start of the holiday-gift-sewing-season! It is never too early to dive into the Christmas gifts and décor projects. Jump start your holiday sewing with this exciting poinsettia embroidery pack by Amazing Designs. Make a Charming Poinsettia Table Runner with Creative Quilting Outlines…Charming Poinsettias.

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Novice or expert, quilting is always an exciting adventure. With so many techniques and styles to choose from, it can be tricky to master precision piecing, until now. Let your embroidery machine do the work for you! By using the software in the Flurry of Snowflakes Embroidery Bundle, you can create quilt blocks and finish the design with outline quilting motifs for a Flurry of Snowflakes Table Runner.

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Thank you to our generous 2018 Fall Table Runner Challenge Sponsors!

  •    Complete Mug Rug Kit from June Tailor. A $167 value

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  •  Riley Blake Fabrics/Penny Rose fabrics, Farmhouse Floral Fat Quarter Assortment, Farmhouse Floral 10” stacker, Farmhouse Floral 5” stacker, Two Riley Blake Designs enamel pins, One Ruler Pal, One package of Sewing Mends the Soul bandages, One package of  Riley Blake Designs woven labels, One pair of Blue Kisses patterned embroidery scissors and One My Mind’s Eye printed Emery Board. A $150 value

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  • Pellon, E—80/20 Cotton/Polyester Batting With Scrim—Needle Punched: 1 Queen Size Package 90 x 108, 2DPI1818—Decorative Pillow Inserts: Twin Pack 18 x 18, PLOFT16—Perfect Loft Cluster Fiber: 1 Bag 16 Ounces, EMBS4—Embroidery Sampler Pack: 4 Rolls 12 x 5 yds, EZ25S—EZ Steam II-Sided: 1 Bag 5 Sheets of 12 x 9, FF78F1—Flex-Foam 1 Sided Fusible: 1 Bag 20 x 60, 180T110—Knit-N-Stable Tape: 1 Package 1 x 10 yds, SF101—Shape-Flex: 1 Package 15 x 2 yds, 281—Woven Stretch Fusible: 1 Package 20 x 1 yd and ST-EK150-30—Easy-Knit Tape: 1 Package 1.5 x 30 yds. A $136 value
  • Pellon Magic Logo PellonPrizesIndygo Junction pattern assortment: Indygo Essentials Swing Jacket Pattern, Indygo Essentials – Asymmetrical Top & Tunic Pattern, Indygo Essentials – Shift Dress Pattern, Indygo Essentials – Mandarin Vest Pattern,  Indygo Essentials – Easy Top & Tunic Pattern, Indygo Essentials – Button Back Shirt Pattern, Indygo Essentials: Raglan Top Pattern.  A $133 value

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  •  Clover-USA, Wonder Fuse (Lightweight sheet 9″ x 8″ in), Point 2 Point Turner, Roll & Press, Wedge Iron, I Sew For Fun Seam Guide, I Sew For Fun Magnet Pin Caddy, I Sew For Fun Heart-Shaped Pins (20 pcs) and I Sew For Fun Wonder Clips (10 pcs). A $127 value

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  •  F+W Media, Modern Patchwork Home, Dynamic Quilts and Projects for Every Room, Quilt Big: Bigger Blocks for Faster Finishes by Jemima Flendt. A $75 value

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  • Amy Barickman, Vintage Notions Sewing Series: Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion & Fun, Sewing For Home & Fashion, Create Flowers & Trims With Ribbon & Fabric, Language Of Fashion A-Z: Dictionary And Digest Of Fabric, Sewing & Dress, Techniques For Draping & Design.  A $96 value

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  • Amy Barickman, Vintage Notions Coloring Books: Fashion Therapy, Quilt Therapy, Pattern Play. A $54 value

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  • Martingale Five Random Winners: Table-Runner Roundup Book compiled by Amelia Johanson

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Table Runner Roundup

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Enter the Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge today!

  • Sew a table runner to showcase your sewing and quilting talents. Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting or machine embroidery techniques, and must be a size that fits on a kitchen or dining room table—use your imagination!
  • Enter one table runner that has been sewn within the last year and has not been entered into a previous Nancy Zieman Productions Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Enter by emailing your table runner photo to [email protected] by October 2, 2018.

Winners selected by a panel of judges, plus five randomly drawn winners, will be announced October 9, 2018.

Share your comments below about the Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge and let us know if you plan to join! Update! Share your comment below for a chance to win a Table-Runner Roundup Book. Thank you, Martingale!

Giveaway Winner 5 13The randomly selected winner of  Sewing With Nancy’s Favorite Scarves to Sew from Nancy’s Notions is, Jane Peterson.

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Her comment is: I always admired Nancy’s graceful scarves. I would love to make several that I watched her create. Especially the infinity scarf. So many possibilities!


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  • Marsha Ransom
    September 18, 2018

    I’m excited for this challenge. I made a table runner this past spring, all pieced in my travel trailer in Florida on my vintage Kenmore sewing machine and finished sandwiched, quilted and bound after I got home on the same machine.

  • Joyce Schroeder
    September 18, 2018

    This contest is just what I need to get rolling on my Christmas gift giving this year. I think my mother would appreciate a table runner for her dining room table. Now all I need to do is select a great pattern from the hundreds running wild in my head.

  • Mary
    September 18, 2018

    I love making table runners, and trying free motion quilting on them!

  • lois willingham
    September 18, 2018

    got the table runner need to take picture of it and me. got to send it in. OH MY lot to do!!!!!!!

  • Beverly
    September 19, 2018

    This sounds like such a fun challenge and the prizes are wonderful. Wish I could come up with something really original and interesting to enter, but at present those creative juices aren’t flowing. Looking forward to seeing the entries.

  • Carol
    September 19, 2018

    The topsy turvy runner is the one I would like to make exactly as shown. I liked that one as soon as I saw it. Maybe I’ll get other inspirations from the the entries.

  • Lea
    September 20, 2018

    Thank you for the challenge! They are always so fun. Is there going to be a website where we can seen the entries?

  • MaryLou W
    September 20, 2018

    I love making table runners for myself and for gifts-love the one on the cover of the book -would be perfect for my farm-girl theme in my kitchen.
    So excited that I do have a recently made runner that I can enter in the challenge-thanks for the opportunity.

  • Toni
    September 20, 2018

    Sounds like fun!

  • Marie Kozma
    September 20, 2018

    I LOVE a good challenge! My entry is underway and I can’t wait to see everyone else’s. So excited…….

  • Cynthia DeLamare
    September 20, 2018

    Wonderful opportunity. I have a runner to enter however, I cannot find where to enter the photo on the link. Please advise. Thank you.

  • Ginger
    September 20, 2018

    I’ve enjoyed making table runners but they usually don’t end up on my table… why bother with kids piling up stuff. I’ve made several though to hang on my cube wall by the entrance where it’s in full view of people walking by. They are great conversation starters.

  • Donna Fournier
    September 21, 2018

    This is perfect! I was just starting on Christmas table runners for presents. These patterns, all of them, are just the inspirations I needed. thank you!

  • Melody
    September 21, 2018

    I adore table runners but mine end up on the wall instead of the table. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to make some fall themed ones since it seems like fall is taking its time coming to Georgia…

  • Michelle Hall
    September 22, 2018

    I would love to enter a tablerunner in the contest, now I just need to finish it!

  • Clovis
    September 23, 2018

    All the table runners are lovely.

  • Karen Addleman
    September 25, 2018

    I have a lovely fall themed table runner that I made recently. Now to get it photographed!

  • Lorraine
    September 25, 2018

    Once mastering a table runner can a quilt be far behind? The patterns and fabric selection are wonderful.

  • MoeWest
    September 25, 2018

    My runner is ready for quilting. Thanks for running this great challenge.

  • Mary Green
    September 25, 2018

    Table runners are a great way to decorate for the seasons and holidays – quick and easy. Also a super way to learn a new technique without having to invest in a bigger project.

  • Margaret Scott
    September 25, 2018

    I am contemplating entering the contest. Need to get my king size quilt done first. Would enjoy the table runner book.

  • Joan
    September 25, 2018

    Am going to finish up my table runner ASAP so I can send in a picture!

  • Barb K.
    September 25, 2018

    This is a fun challenge–I entered a hexagon shaped Christmas runner that I especially like–Hope it brings me luck!!

  • Jan Ross
    September 25, 2018

    Yes I plan to submit a table runner. Waiting for the sunshine so that I can take a better photo outside with natural lighting. I love making runners and I so appreciate you having this challenge for all of us to see all the beauties!

  • Jan Ross
    September 25, 2018

    Thank you for the opportunity to show our table runners. I am waiting for some sunshine so I can take a photo in natural lighting. Again, thank you and can’t wait to see all of the entries.

  • Margaret Steinacker
    September 26, 2018

    I have a pic to post, but can’t see where to do it.

  • Marie Kozma
    September 26, 2018

    Is there a link to see all the entries? I’m anxious to see all the lovely runners that have been submitted. What a fun challenge….

  • Katherine Dossman
    September 26, 2018

    I entered my table runner on Saturday September 22 and wondered if all of the entries are where we can see them like when the modern mini challenge was announced on Facebook. I think there was a link to take you to the entry page to see images. Thank you, this my first table runner challenge and I enjoyed participating.

    September 27, 2018

    I make more table toppers than table runners. Does a table topper qualify?

  • Teresa Williams
    September 27, 2018

    I love making table runners. They are my favorite projects. It’s like working on a mini quilt and you can experiment with new quilting designs.

  • Susan T
    September 27, 2018

    What grand prizes! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I am fortunate enough to win.

  • Beth K
    September 28, 2018

    Table runners are a real go-to project for a present for friends who you aren’t quite sure are quilt-worthy!

  • Janice Mc Laren
    September 28, 2018

    I love making table runners. It is so easy to update seasonal decorating and they are fast to finish.

  • Jade
    September 29, 2018

    Just finished a square table topper that I might just have to enter, it will go in a themed gift basket for a raffle that is raising funds for a neighborhood women’s group that supports 4 different charities.

  • ERMA W
    September 29, 2018

    Table runners are one of my favorite things to make. I have one for every month of the year, I plan on making many more.

  • Jane W
    September 30, 2018

    I love making table runners and table toppers. Not only do they whip up fast, I enjoy trying to use up all my lovely fabric stash! And they make great gifts.

  • BevM
    October 2, 2018

    I am entering a table runner again this year. It is fun to have contests. However, I am having trouble getting through on the links, and when I typed the address starting with info in my server, it was unable to process it.

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