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.