Red String Table Runner Tutorial
I’m going to show you how to make a string pieced runner that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. The first thing you want to do is find a helper…..who will help you pick the string pieces to use in your blocks. Simon loves to help out!
Grab your leftover fabrics and pull out the red scraps. Let’s make some string blocks.
The blocks in the runner are made from 4 inch squares of strings. I like to start with a 8 inch piece of paper from a telephone book and make a 8 inch block. I used strips varying in size from 1 inch to 2.5 inches.
Start in the middle and put one strip right side up with another right side down on top of it and stitch. I have a couple used needles that I save for using on paper; use a small stitch so it will be easy to tear off the paper when you are done.
- Make 4 – 8 inch blocks
- Cut into 16 – 4 inch blocks (you will have 2 blocks left over)
- Take 2 of the blocks and cut them diagonally for your ends
Next add a 1.5 inch border.
If you liked this table runner, be sure and check out all of my quilt projects Valentine’s Day.
I am also excited that this string table runner is also included in FaveQuilts newest free e-Book called Super String Quilts – there are 13 paper piecing and scrap patterns in this book! Be sure and download your free copy!
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