Yesterday I showed you this table runner and today I have the tutorial for making it.
I enjoy table runners that aren’t very long. We often use them on our dining room table during meals and also on small tables or chests.
This is a great table runner to make out of your scraps.The side sections are made from various neutral fabrics.
- Cut 12 – 4 ½ inch squares
- Cut 6 – 2 ½ x 4 ½ rectangles
The center strips are 2 ½ x 7 ½
- Cut 2 – Orange
- Cut 2 – Pink
- Cut 2 – Yellow
- Cut 2 – Blue
- Cut 4 – Green
- Cut 3 – Stripe
Cut 3 – 2 ½ inch strips the width of the fabric of the stripe for the binding.
Your backing should be 15 x 30 ( I prefer to cut mine 17 x 32 and trim after quilting)
Batting – low loft cotton same size as the backing
Sew with a 1/4 inch seam.
Sew the center pieces together in the order shown below.
Then sew the side sections together – I hae marked the blocks that are 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. The others are 4 1/2 inch squares.
Now sew all the sections together.
Trace the flower applique shape on to your iron-on adhesive. I use Heat n Bond Lite but there is Wonder Under and several other brands. Just follow the directions on the type you buy. It will also tell you how long to apply heat. You will need 6 flowers. Cut them out and iron onto the top of your table runner. Now you are ready to applique in the method you prefer.
I do a free motion applique before I do my quilting.
Layer your backing, batting and top. Now quilt as desired. Trim and add your binding. Sew the three 2 1/2 inch width strips of fabric together as shown below. Trim and press.
Trim the corner off.
Fold the binding wrong sides together and iron. I usually sew mine to the front of the quilt and then top stitch on the back side.