Crossroads Table Runner
14″ X 27″
Recently I shared a tutorial for the 6 inch Crossroads quilt block which many of you liked and I thought it would be fun to share a quilted tablerunner that I made using the size from the 9 inch Crossroads quilt block.
I wanted a tablerunner that was a little bigger than 9 inches but I didn’t want to use the 12 inch block so I decided to use one and a half nine inch crossroads blocks. Are you wondering what the heck I mean by that?
Here is what we will be making – half of the crossroads block.
I chose eight fabrics from a fat quarter bundle that I had and also used a fat quarter of muslin for the neutral squares. You could use scraps from your stash or follow the directions in the original crossroads patterns in 3 sizes and pick ten fabrics.
- From each of the 8 fabrics cut 2 – 2” strips by the longest side of the fat quarter (22 inches) then sub-cut into 2” x 3 1/2” rectangles. You will need a total of 45 – 2″ x 3½” rectangles.
- Cut the muslin into 3½” strips the width of the fabric, then sub-cut to 3½” x 3½” squares. You will need 18 of them.
- Layout your pieces as shown below.
Start sewing the sections together using a ¼” seam allowance.
Continue piecing the sections until you have completed half of the crossroads block. It will measure 4½ x 9½”.
Make 9 of the half crossroads blocks
Or you can make 3 complete crossroads blocks and 3 half blocks.
Here is the layout that I choose for my tablerunner. I forgot to take photos before sewing the rows together. If you make just the half crossroads sections, make sure that you turn the middle section as shown below.
You could make your table runner longer by adding more block or wider by using 2 nine inch crossroads blocks. Can you see the possibilities?
I did a simple meandering stitch on the rectangles and then a freehand curve on the muslin squares for that “organic” look. I also cut my leftover fat quarters into 2½” strips and used them for the binding.
As usual, I sewed my binding on using my machine binding tutorial.
Thanks to the magic of Photoshop I can give you an idea for what a baby quilt would look like using this block. Enjoy!
Download the free PDF of the Crossroads Tablerunner
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