Wall hangings and runners provide a quick, easy way to explore new fabrics, designs and techniques without committing to a full quilt. Although Christensen Creations downloadable patterns sometimes focus just on a particular item, many have instructions for different sizes. They often have 3D accents.
So light, bright and springy, “Leading to Easter” is a cross in a field of watercolor flowers, complete with a 3D drape you can change from purple to white as is the Easter convention. This Christensen Creations wall hanging is a great introduction to watercolor quilting or a stunning gift to the church. So versatile, this design can use jelly roll strips, scraps, florals or simply pastels. The instructions show exactly how to place the color and make the folded inner border, optional 3D accents and even the borders and binding. Simple piecing–amazing result!
#CC2017 Leading to Easter 3D Wall Hanging
If you like to wrap gifts, you’ll love making up this quick runner for a birthday, wedding, Christmas or other celebration. Pick coordinating fabrics or raid your stash of scraps for this “Glitzy Gift Boxes” by Christensen Creations. Add some 3D ribbon bows for a little pizzazz!
#CC2024 Glitzy Gift Boxes Runner in Two Lengths
Need a quick seasonal wall hanging? An easy project? Something for a beginner? Try making some snowflakes out of BIAS TAPE. Christensen Creations’ “Snowfall” is a fun way to play in the snow (and not cold!) Use some of that beautiful batik or interesting “sky” fabric for a background, or follow the graph to piece it with simple squares. Good diagrams and a graph show how to create and place the flakes.
#CC2106 Snowfall Wall Hanging
Have you carved YOUR spider for Halloween? At least this one is painless and very quick to do. The secrets are 1) bias tape to make “The Halloweensie-Weensie Spider’s” legs, 2) paper-back fusible web and 3) Christensen Creations‘ quick directions for applique/quilting in just a few clear steps. THIS one you can make quickly or help a kid make, even at the last minute.
#CC1027 Halloweensie-Weensie Spider Wall Hanging
GREAT gift! “Great Pumpkins” comes in three sizes and is easily pieced as you follow the stunning colored Christensen Creations diagrams, including how to bind the corners! It’s also “jelly roll-friendly” because it’s made simply of 2 1/2″ strips and squares. It’s a wonderful autumn addition to the table (and notice the cute 3D stems!)
NOTE: This runner is the exact same dimensions as the “Running to Autumn” one below–with careful quilting, they can be made into one reversible runner!
#CC2403 Great Pumpkins: Runner in 3 sizes
Say good-bye to summer and welcome autumn as you are “Running to Fall.” This table runner can be a generous 16″x 70″ or made in 2 smaller sizes to fit most tables. Use scraps (just over 1/8-1/4) or jelly roll strips to make the beautiful leaves and stripes. It’s faster and easier than it looks, and the Christensen Creations diagrams are detailed and in color.
#CC2402 Running to Fall: Runner in 3 sizes
Use this beautiful quilt block in a small size to make a “Hydrangea Wall Hanging“(below) or bigger squares for a lap quilt. Christensen Creations uses a modified folded “snowball” to make 3D petals or make it in the traditional way. As always, lots of choices.
#CC2105 Hydrangea Block Wall Hanging or Lap Quilt
So easy and so patriotic, Christensen Creations’ pattern, “Flag ’em Down for Dinner” is a quick runner or placemats and very eye-catching. Make the runner in a length to fit your table or picnic table–easy enough for a last- minute July 4th project! (Check out matching pattern #cc1013 “U.S. Cooks” for flag apron and hot pads!)
#CC2401 “Flag ’em Down for Dinner” Runner in 3 lengths or Placemats. Click for more info or to buy
“Let’s go fly a kite….” or better yet, make a whole hanging chock full of kites. Using a quick paper-piecing method, Christensen Creations developed this fascinating pattern that is perfect for scraps. The optional 3D kites and clouds give it a whole new dimension. They are amazingly easy to simply machine-quilt in place.
#CC2104 “Kite Charmer: Sleeping on a Cloud ” 3D Wall Hanging Click for more info or to buy.
In honor of our military patriots, Christensen Creations’ ” ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (below) offers an unusual twist, using 3D folded log cabin blocks. Simple enough to make by following the diagrams, which give it texture and dimension.
#CC1001 “‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee ‘” 3D Folded Log Cabin Flag
With the hope for renewal offered by Easter, Christensen Creations’ “Risen” (below) is a stunning spring wall hanging, with an “outstanding” (in every way) 3D flower. It has clear diagrams and instructions for this unusual appliqué. Imagine how thrilled a mother or grandmother would be to get this on Mother’s Day!
#CC2103 Risen Wall Hanging Click for more info or to buy.
Dedicated to the victims of the recent 2019 Alabama tornadoes, Christensen Creations’ “Wicked Twister” (below) is a small (20″ square) and easy wall hanging, but versatile enough to also be a large quilt block. It has diagrams and graphs for both construction and the little bit of paper-piecing. As a great little scrap quilt, it can be made in many different colors–it doesn’t have to be dark and wicked like a real tornado.
#CC2102 Wicked Twister Wall Hanging Click for more info or to buy.
So quick and so fun, “Running for Color Table Runner”(below) can be made from scraps or from small pieces of 10 different colors in any combination. The Christensen Creations downloadable instructions contain measurements for FOUR lengths, including how to simply back it or quilt and bind it. Wonderful starter quilt or gift quilt.
#CC2400 Running for Color Table Runner
Check out the different color combinations when you click for more info.
“The Quilts in My Cupboard” (below) looks hard, but it’s not. Make the tiny quilts (use “cheater” fabric or sew your own), then fold and load! This Christensen Creations 3D design can be a quilt block or a wall hanging. It’s a winner either way!
#CC1005 The Quilts in My Cupboard
“Sunflower Power” (below) is a simple project, using folded pieces with a little appliqué. Christensen Creations–designed “modified Prairie Points” make 3D petals for this award-winning design. It can be a 12″ quilt block or elongated for a wall hanging.
“GLAD–Not Nana’s Yoyos” (below and featured on top of page) is a beautiful combination of appliquéed leaves and handmade yoyos that make a gladiolus. The yoyos, buds and butterfly all add 3D texture to this prize-winning 16″x 20″ wall hanging.
#CC2100 GLAD-Not Nana’s Yoyos Click for more info or to buy.
“Mt. Sunset” (below) is so easy, just a one-block quilt using batiks, marbled and colorful fabrics to make the design by simply following the colored chart (ca. 21″x 25″).
#CC2101 Mt. Sunset Click for more info or to buy.