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Pop of Poinsettia

Set a more neutral holiday table with a runner sporting a background of cream and black. A poinsettia adds a pop of red, creating a festive focal point. Fabrics are from the Love More collection by Susan Black and the Bear Essentials 2 collection, both from P&B Textiles.


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Appliqué Table Runner Center

1.    Referring to Table Runner Appliqué Placement Diagram, lay out red print A petals, red-and-white print A petals, black-and-white print B flower center, gray print C leaves, red print D buds, and prepared vines atop cream print 14-1⁄2×41" appliqué foundation rectangle. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse appliqué pieces in place. Use pins or narrow strips of fusible web to hold vines in place.

2.    Working from bottom layer to top and using thread that matches each appliqué, satin-stitch edges of red print petals, red print buds, gray print vines, and gray print leaves.

3.    Using contrasting thread, machine-blanket-stitch red-and-white petals and black-and-white flower center to complete appliquéd table runner center.