What can you make from 1 charm pack and 2 yards of fabric…..how about 2 table runners and a candle mat! This a fast and easy tutorial.
I started out with a charm pack of Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda. Then I cut it in half which gave me 2.5 x 5 in blocks – then cut that in half again to give me 168 squares that were 2.5 inches. Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of that.
Then I just started piecing them together. 5 blocks seemed to be plenty for a runner with a border.
I was planning on making 2 identical table runners until I put the first one on my table……hmmm longer than the size I like. So I took the other set of blocks apart.
Bella agrees that the smaller one works better for us. I had washed the 2 yards of matching fabric which resulted in a little shrinkage so I cut my bindings for the 2 runners before I did anything with the small left over pieces.
I just had to show you a closer photo of Bella, can you see her little nose? When we she found us as a kitten she was filthy and I kept trying to clean the dirt of her nose…..click on her picture to see a bigger photo.
This runner is 5 rows of 17 blocks with a 3 inch border. It is a 15 x 37 table runner after washing. This one will be a gift for someone.
This runner is 5 row of 13 blocks with a 3 inch border. It is 15 x 30 after washing.
Last one up is the leftovers, a little mat that is 5 rows of 4 blocks with a 3 inch border. It is 13 x 15. I ended up with just a little bit of the yardage left over.
I have decided to call these my Orange Kissed runners. If you are wondering about the “props”, I had to use something to hold them down as it was a little windy………….boy are we going to have to get that deck stained this year!
We are back from our little getaway….more tomorrow.