Hi, I’m Connie from Freemotion by the River and I have another easy table runner tutorial to share with you. This is a simple table runner that can be finished in a day.
I used the fat quarter bundle of Marblehead Gemstones, Jewels and Quartz by Ro Gregg for Fabri-Quilt.
I picked six fabrics from the fat quarter bundle and also used muslin for the neutral squares.
- From each of the 6 fabrics cut 2 – 2” strips by the longest side of the fat quarter (22 inches) then sub-cut into 2” x 3 1/2” rectangles. You will need 45.
- Cut the muslin into 3 1/2” strips the width of the fabric, then sub-cut to 18 – 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” squares. You will need 18.
- Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Join pieces together as shown below.
Cutting the fabrics
Follow the diagrams below to make your block.
- Sew one 2” x 3 1/2” rectangle to a 3 1/2” square
- Sew two 2” x 3 1/2” rectangles together on the 2” side
- Sew two 2” x 3 1/2” rectangles to a 3 1/2′ square on the 3 1/2” sides
Sew the sections together.
Make 9 of the blocks.
Arrange the 9 blocks into 3 rows. I rotated the center blocks 180 degrees.
Finish sewing the rows together, add you backing and batting and quilt as desired.
For the binding I just cut 2 1/2” strips of the fabrics and pieced them together.
I had to take a photo of the table runner outside next to our woodcarved eagle
comment letting me know how you would use this bundle of fabrics. Then hop on
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