Periwinkle Table Runner Tutorial

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Periwinkle Table Runner Tutorial

I have been having fun with the Strip Tube Ruler and this is a little runner I made that measures 9 inches x 24 inches using it.

Strip Tube Ruler

I cut 4 strips of the width of my fabric that were 2.5 inches and 2 strips of creme the width of my fabric that were 1.5 inches and sewed them together as shown above. Now fold so the brown and blue edges are together and sew another seam to make a tube.

cut the fabric into strips

I forgot to show a photo of the tube, but you can see it in the photo below.

place the ruler on the strip tube

Place your ruler with the #7 line on your stitching line as shown and then cut.

Periwinkle Table Runner Tutorial

You will end up with squares like this.

Now we are going to cut the square in half as shown above.

Arrange them like this.

Sew together as shown.

Finished block.

You will have 2 blocks that are approximately 9.5 inches.

I then added a 9.5-inch square of cream for the center.

I cut some flowers and leaves with my Sizzix Big Shot after I had applied some Heat & Bond Lite to the fabrics.

I just did a little free-motion quilting around the petals and leaves in dark brown and also added some stems. I put some scraps of Warm & Natural behind them first and then trimmed away the excess after I was done.

Then I added my backing, and batting and did some free-motion quilting on all of the creme areas.

Periwinkle Table Runner Tutorial

Below are some examples of other ways you could arrange the blocks. I ended up getting 7 blocks out of the tube.

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  1. I am catching up on blogs today…starting here with you. I won't comment on all and you don't have to reply to them, but when I see a pretty I'll stop and say something and this is so so pretty. DO I need one of those rulers? You are making me think that maybe I do.

  2. What a gorgeous colour combination. That looks like a handy ruler to have! I have a similar one from olfa – will be comparing the two to see if the tutorial will work for me. Many thanks.

  3. Hi Connie, I think I have already commentedon this but I'll tell you again how much I love it. Is that raw edge applique ? Do you stabalise the fabric with anything first to stop it fraying ?
    Thanks a lot for linking uip with TGIFF

  4. Beautiful table runner, Connie! Thanks for the tutorial — I'll have to give it a try sometime. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  5. That is so pretty. I love the colors and the flowers. I think quilting is a beautiful form of art! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

  6. This was my first visit. I love your site. Great tutorial. Do you have a tutorial on the fmq on the flower edges? I just love how you did that. Beautiful! Lyn

  7. Connie – this is not fair! Now I really want to win that ruler, and to have a die-cutter, too. Having Quilt Tool Envy here!

  8. Great techniques, but I think it's the color combinations that make this really sing. Thanks for the tutorial.

  9. Connie, this is just darling. Very, very sweet. And as always, your tutorial is very well done, too! 🙂

  10. I love your table runner with the wonderful applique blocks! I have the same oriental fabric with the birds in it. I used it in a teal and turquoise 3 seam 10 minute quilt for my son's Christmas present. I love the blues and chocolates together! Great job!

  11. So cute, I love this runner. The colors are great and the flowers look so fun! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  12. Your runner is lovely what a great ruler and how you FMQuilted around the flowers and sewed the stems. a really lovely centre peice.

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