Have you thought about making something quilted for Valentine’s Day?
This Red and White Table Runner with appliqued hearts would look beautiful on your table and it is very easy to make.
SewCalGal is hosting a Blog Hop! It’s kicking off her Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges.
We hope you’ll find many inspirational projects shared in this EQ Blog Hop as well as tips and tutorials.
Here is the schedule for the EQ blog hop.
- Monday, January 27th –SewCalGal
- Tuesday, January 28th Marlene at Kissed Quilts
- Wednesday, January 29th Connie at Freemotion By The River
- Thursday, January 30th Bea at Beaquilter
- Friday, January 31st Raewyn at Love to Stitch
My project is a little different because I actually designed it first in my head, then graph paper, and finally in Electric Quilt 8.
I knew I wanted to make a table runner using a cute little bundle of red 2 ½″ strips I bought last fall in Wisconsin. I had also seen a block that I really liked on several blogs and I couldn’t wait to create something that was similar to it.
I knew I was going to do some applique on the block so the first thing to do is create a new block clicking on EasyDraw + PatchDraw. This will allow you to add the applique after you design your pieced block.
Now my table runner is an odd size…..finished it is 18 x 42 but if I wanted to separate the design blocks I get something like this.
So I decided to make it easy….at least for me.
I designed a block that was 9 inches x 42 inches. Then I drew lines every 2 inches and then split each section to give me the step look.
This was done on the EasyDraw tab at the bottom.
I then moved to the Applique tab and drew my hearts. Finally, I clicked on the Color tab to add the fabrics and colors. Make sure to SAVE to your sketchbook.
Now I chose the layout for the quilt. I have only going to have 2 blocks in my table runner.
Now you will insert 2 blocks in your quilt. You will have to rotate one of the blocks twice.
Electric Quilt will show you how to rotary cut your block. Notice I had to type in the width and height of the my “odd” block.
Here is the rotary cutting information for one block.
I always like to include a photo of the difference that quilting can make.
Red and White Table Runner
I think this will be perfect for Valentine’s Day.
The purpose of this post is to show you that there are many things you can do with Electric Quilt and it is always fun to try something new. I’m sure there is a easier way to design my table runner but….this worked for me.
By creating the block I can now design a completely different quilt. Already my mind is spinning with more colors, rotating blocks and all kinds of fun stuff!
If you have an AccuQuilt GO! you’ll like this free quilt pattern that I designed for AccuQuilt.
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- Teal Applique Flower String block tutorial
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- Hidden Well quilt block tutorial
- Bulls Eye quilt block tutorial
- Summer batik table runner
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