Are you looking for a fast and easy table runner for Valentine’s Day? You’ll enjoy my Valentine Heart Table Runner tutorial that takes no time at all to make.
Valentine Heart Table Runner Tutorial
My tutorial is a table runner made out of batiks and measures 16″ x 40″
If you don’t have a AccuQuilt GO! Baby don’t worry, you make this runner using any method you like that gives you 3 inch finished half-square triangle blocks. I used the #55009 AccuQuilt GO! 3 inch Half Square Triangle die.
I used 2 fat quarters for the hearts and had a yard of the background fabric but didn’t use it all.
If you don’t have the AccuQuilt GO!, you can also cut 3 7/8″ squares and then cut them on the diagonal
Let’s go make it!
I used my Accuquilt GO Baby and the half square 3″ finished triangle die. When I use this die I cut my strips of fabric a little less than 4 inches wide.
You can go to my AccuQuilt HST pillow tutorial to see how to lay the fabric on the die.
This is what I love the best about AccuQuilt’s dies – dog eared corners!
Stitch with a ¼-inch seam allowance and press.
I made 3 quilt blocks using the follow for each block:
- (2) 3½-inch squares of red batik (or pink)
- (2) 3½-inch squares of background fabric
- (12) – HST blocks
Here is the way I sewed the blocks together, notice I forgot to take a picture of the step with the dark red…..oops.
Back to the dark red fabric.
I thought about the top arrangement but I went with the bottom one for my Valentine Heart table runner tutorial.
Another oops….after stitching the 3 blocks together I added a 2 inch border on all sides and forgot to take a photo of that before I quilted the table runner.
I used muslin for the backing and Warm & Natural batting. Then I used a raspberry swirl thread to stipple quilt the pink heart. I also used this thread for the background quilting
On the dark pink hearts, I decided to get out my tracing wheel and draw a line that I could free motion quilt along.
I did a little loop de loop design. I used a eggshell colored thread to quilt my loops and curls and really liked the way it turned out.
If I had thought of it sooner I would have done the pink heart with a dark red loop and curl. After quilting, I added a 2.5-inch binding.
Other block variations you could use
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