Saturday, March 22, 2008

Quilt As You Go, table runner tutorial


Finished size is 17" X 52".
I cut the backing and batting 60" X 20"
you need 6 fabrics for the braid,
plus 1 for the center 6" square.
You will need to cut two 2.5" by 6" and two 2.5" X 8" of each.
The inside border is cut 1 1/2" the outer border 3 1/2".
I cut backing and batting 22" X 60" layered them together using fabric adhesive, I use the heck out of this stuff especially on smaller projects.
Start by finding the center of back, lay your 6" square (right side up) diagonally in the center on top of the batting, pin in place. Next layer the lightest 6" rectangle on two sides, sew through all layers using a thread that matches your backing.
Then place your 8", right sides together on the other two sides starting at the far corner, sew in place, see photo.

Continue in this manner, sewing the 6" rectangle then the 8" until all rectangles have been used.

















Take your 1.5" inner border and lay on each side of the braid making sure you have a 1/4" . Sew in place with right sides together. Do the long sides first then the ends.

Before pressing cut off the little corners that are left sticking out. Of course I save these in my crumb pile.


Do the same for the outer border.


Square up the edges.


I like to sew around the edge before cutting off the excess batting and backing.
Bind with 2.5" binding.


Writing this tutorial was a little harder than I thought it would be, I always think a picture is better than a 1000 words. So if I have left something out please feel free to email me.


And enjoy!



Happy Quilting!

34 comments:

  1. Thank you! This one's going into my clippings file! It would work great for Christmas gifts.

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  2. Very nice! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to have to remember this for gifts!

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  3. Janet

    thanks for the tutorial.. this one is on my list of to do's now!


    thanks, and thanks for visitng my blog!


    Lissa

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  4. Hi Thanks for sharing. I have writing the measures down. Just what I need right now... Be happy and stay safe!

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  5. Great turorial, I'm making it right now!

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  6. How would I go about making it smaller -- like for the end of the table and also to make placemats -- this is really my first attempt at quilting anything.

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  7. thank you so much for the tutorial. I have not understood the quilt as you go and with this table runner I know see what you do to create one, WOW it looks great! have always done the old fashion way. make top, tie and bind. finally I can quilt it instead and have it looking good.

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  8. This is fabulous...I am so excited to put this method to the test. Thank you so much for the tutorial, which is so well done.

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  9. Thank you Janet, for this great tutorial,the excellent photos and clear instructions. This will be on my list to do!

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  10. I have been working on this runner and am having a great deal of trouble getting the points to line up on the line so they all are straight. What is the secret? Help!

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  11. Thanks "sew" much. Job WELL done!

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  12. Thanks for the pattern and tutorial. Exactly what I was looking for.

    Liz

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  13. Thank you for posting this. I am a visual learner and this is fantastic. I can't wait to try it out for a fall or Xmas runner. Thank you again.

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  14. I'm a little confused. The initial directions say to cut 6.5" & 8" rectangles, but further on(with the sewing pictures)it says 6". Should the rectangles be 2.5" X 6" or 6.5"?

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  15. I know you made this a while back, but I google searched for a table runner tutorial and found yours. This is simply lovely. I'm totally making one! Thanks a million!

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  16. I ordered a couple of quilt-as-you-go table runner patterns, but they called and said they won't be in for a couple more weeks. I needed a pattern to make a gift for our church women's group Christmas party Dec. 2nd. So I googled for a pattern I could download and your site came up. Thank you so much, this was exactly what I needed. I'm hooked on the quilt-as-you-go method. You are a lifesaver. Thank you again.

    Maureen

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  17. Great tutorial....thanks so much for sharing....can't wait to sew this up!

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  18. Thank you so much for the tute, is the picture with the cat on it a quilt or a runner and is there a tute for it, it looks like it would be a great scrappy project???
    Keep warm and safe..

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  19. It is true, a picture is worth a thousand words... I have little practice in quilting, although I have been sewing for many years. Thanks for this tutorial. It was just what I needed. Now off to the scrap box, or is it boxes... LOL

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  20. Thanks so much for this pattern. I have a cute Mary Engelbreit table runner that was given to me as a gift in this same pattern only mini version. I tried copying it on my own and was successful but it wasn't as slick as your instructions. Can't wait to make another one with your style!

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  21. Is it 6 ichews or 6.5??????????????

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  22. WAS look for a runnerpattern for my daught=in law for Christmas This look like a keeper

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  23. Thanks! Today I want to do it myself! For a gift!

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  24. Thank you for the great directions on the Braided Table runner. I need to start making my Christmas table runner gifts and this is a perfect gift to give this year. Plan to become a regular on your blog. Ellie

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  25. Deborah from CaliforniaOctober 23, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Starting this morning to make a Halloween runner for my dinning room table. Super great instruction am going to recommend to my quilt group....Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  26. It looks great..But didn't see an answer if its a 6" or if its 6.5 strip? Does anyone know ? or has someone sewn this and figured it out? Thanks would love to sew this..

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  27. The instructions say 6". Maybe it has been changed since your post. I don't see anything that says 6.5"

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  28. Are you stitching at 1/4 or 3/8.....I've had a terrible time getting the two 8" strips in the right place....I'm hoping one of these "comments" helps me out......if I start at the "top" of the first 6.5" strip, my center square isn't covered!

    Help, Anita

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  29. Not clear at end of quilt? Robyn

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  30. I am confused about the first narrow border. Do you fold the material so there isn't a raw edge? I am a very amateur quilter and appreciate any help.

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  31. A very big thank you for this tutorial. Please follow the link to see a picture of my finished table runner that I made using this tutorial. I love this method and this is definitely the first of many table runners!

    http://sanitystash.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/house-warming-present/

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  32. I took a class and made this tablerunner, but when I was ready to make another my memory failed me, so your tutorial was just the reminder I needed! Thanks for taking the time to post it :)

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    1. love this table runner, and you are so right I like having the pictures to go by it makes it so much easier. hoping to make this for christmas. take care god bless.

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