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My tutorial is a table runner made out of Batiks and measures 16 x 40.
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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 2 fat quarters for the hearts and had a yard of the background fabric but didn't use it all.
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 here 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 quarter inch seam and press.
I made 3 blocks using the following for each block:
- 2 - 3.5 inch squares of red batik (or pink)
- 2 - 3.5 inch squares of background fabric
- 12 - HST blocks
Here is the way I sew the blocks together....notice I forgot to take a pic of this step with the dark red...oops
Back to the dark red fabric.
I thought about this arrangement.
But I went with this.
Another oops....after stitching the 3 blocks together I added a 2 inch border on all sides.
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.
Then I decided to do something different with the other 2 hearts. I pulled out my very old chalk tracing wheel and traced a line in the center of the heart.
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.
Block Variations you could use
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