I made a simple 3 block table runner using some batik scraps that I had forgotten I had. When I saw the navy blue batik fabric, I knew I wanted to make something to show off the print.
As you can see, Rusty really approves of this quilt project!
The other day I showed you how I was organizing my batik stash and how it looked when I was finished. It feels good to see all of my fabric stacked neatly and how easy it is now to see what I have.
Island Batik Scraps
I found this assortment of scraps from the Country Side collection from Island Batik. I doubt very much that you can find the collection anymore as it was from 2015. Where does the time go?
See my huge wool pressing mat? I really like using it.
I originally used the fabric to make my very first Scattered quilt using Island Batik fabrics.
Piecing the quilt blocks
I had some pieces of the fabric that were 6½-inches so I decided to cut 3 squares that size.
Then I found a brown batik that matched and cut 2-inch strips.
- Sides – 2-inch x 6½-inch
- Top and bottom – 2-inch x 9½-inch
I made 3 quilt blocks and then (should have done it sooner) I grabbed the largest piece of the blue batik so I could add a border. Turns out the fabric wasn’t long enough so I trimmed 3/4-inch off the sides of the quilt blocks.
When I finally was ready to add the borders – I was still short and had to piece them. I didn’t need to trim my blocks after all.
- Navy Batik – 3/4 yard includes enough for binding
- Brown Batik – 1/4 yard
- Backing – 1/2 yard
- Navy Batik -cut (3) 6 1/2-inch squares
- Navy Batik sashing – cut (2) 2-inch x 9 1/2-inch pieces
- Navy Batik borders – cut (2) 3-inch x 9 1/2-inch pieces for the sides
- Navy Batik borders – cut (2) 3-inch x 30 1/2-inch pieces for the top & bottom
- Brown – cut (6) 1 1/4-inch x 6 1/2-inch for sides of blocks
- Brown – cut (6) 2-inch x 6 1/2-inch for top & bottom of blocks
Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, quilt and add your binding. I prefer to cut my binding 2 1/2-inches wide and sew it on by machine.
I had another piece of batik that was perfect for the back of the table runner.
I have a few scraps left and want to make two placemats, looks like I could have made the table runner narrower for this table. Maybe I’ll make skinny placemats!
I just did a simple free-motion meandering using a navy blue 50 wt Aurifil thread.
Simple 3 block table runner
I couldn’t resist adding one more photo of the table runner…..and Rusty.
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