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Think Spring!

At this moment outside my window it is sleeting, the ground is frozen mud with absolutely no sun in the forecast.  Blah. It is plain old icky blah this time of year.  So, I decided to pull out ribbon that made me feel sunny, happy and bright!  The answer…RIC RAC.  Not any ric rac, mind you, JUMBO, fun, make me smile, May Arts Ric Rac!

With this in hand I wanted to make something this week that made me feel springy.  Something I could use and see all the time. I decided to make a reversible table runner.  It’s on my kitchen table and I notice it as I pass by.   That little bit of sunshine makes me feel that spring and sun MIGHT just be around the corner!








  • 1/2 yard rectangle of green polka dot fabric
  • 1/2 yard rectangle of aqua with white and yellow polka dot fabric
  • 1/4 yard of grid fabric or any binding strip.
  • Coordinating thread
  • 1/2 yard Batting


  •  Even up edges of fabric, pin and sew ric rac in place on both 1/2 yards of fabric.
  • Create a quilt “sandwich”: one piece of fabric wrong side up, batting, other fabric right side up. Pin in place.
  • 3.    Quilt together as you like.  I used lines in a sort of grid pattern.  I used green thread on the green fabric and white thread in my bobbin for the reverse aqua dot side.
  • With grid fabric bind table runner.  (A binding tutorial can be found at Crazy Mom Quilts)
  • Place on your table immediately!
  • Go to your favorite florist and splurge on a beautiful spring bouquet.  Tie May Arts ribbon on your vase and ENJOY!!!





  1. Joan N.

    Love it. Love it. The jumbo ric rac reminds me of an apron my grandmother used to wear. Got to thinking what I could use it for. I just starting collecting Fiestaware dishes. Using the color of their dishes to match up with your ric rac colors led me to thinking of a table cloth with matching napkins and lets not forget the napkins rings. I think I’m on to something so I better start looking at the May Arts ric rac color choices and planning my spring getaway room. Thanks for the past memory of family and for the idea of bringing grandmother back into my heart and in my room…

  2. Linda C

    Great idea! I have some jumbo ric rac. Think I’ll try a version of the table runner.

  3. Jennifer H

    I wish I knew how to sew because this would be right up my alley!!! Love that it is reversible too!

  4. Anonymous

    What a great idea to fight the winter blahs! Love the bright springy colors.


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