“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Table Runner with Pattern

Finished Size: 22"x42"

Materials List:
3/4 yard for backing
1/2 yd tonal red for outer border and four patches
1/2 yd stripe for inner border and binding
1/4 yd green fabric
1/4 yd blue fabric
1/4 yd red/white fabric
1/4 yd brown fabric

24 x 45 piece of batting

Cutting Instructions:
Outer Border- 2 strips 2 1/2" x 38 1/2"
2 strips 2 1/2" x 22 1/2"
Inner Border- 2 strips 1 1/2" x 18 1/2"
2 strips 1 1/2" x 36 1/2"
Squares- Cut 9- 4 1/2" squares from Blue Fabric
Cut 9-4 1/2" squares from Red/white Fabric
Four Patches- Cut 2-2 1/2" strips from tonal red, green, yellow, and brown fabrics

Binding-Cut 4-2 1/2" strips from stripe fabric

Piecing Instructions:
Four Patches-Sew tonal red 2 1/2" strip to green 2 1/2" strip along long side of fabric. Press seam toward red. Cut into 2 1/2" pieces. You will need a total of 18 pieces. Sew yellow and brown strips together in the same manner pressing seam toward yellow. Cut 18 2 1/2" pieces.

Sew together one red/green unit to one brown/yellow unit matching seams. Repeat until you have 18 squares. Press seams to one side. Each square should measure 4 1/2".

Piece together long rows starting with a four patch unit followed by a blue square. Then another four patch unit followed by a red square. Repeat pattern until you have nine squares across, ending on a four patch unit. Move pattern one to the right for the next three rows.

Press the first and third row seams to the left and the second and fourth row seams to the right. Piece rows together matching up seams. Press long seams flat.

Add inner border along the long side first, the 1 1/2" x 36 1/2" piece. Do this on both the top and bottom. Press toward border. Add ends in the same manner pressing toward border. Repeat with outer border.

Quilting:

Layer backing, batting and top together and pin with safety pins every four inches or so. Quilt as desired. I did a meandering daisy pattern. Then I stitched in the ditch along the borders.

Binding:
Sew binding strips together using a diagonal seam. Press seams open to reduce bulk. Iron binding in half. Stitch to top of quilt mitering corners. Hand stitch binding on to back.

I used Rambling Rose by Henry Glass in this runner. But the pattern will work for all sorts of fabrics. It goes together in just a few hours. Feel free to use the binding method you like best or are used to. I know there are a lot of great tutorials out there. For batting I like Hobbes and Warm and Natural the best.

1 comment:

Jessica Christensen said...

Very pretty, Jill! I love the fabrics too.