Thursday, April 9, 2015

My Sunny Table Runner

My Sunny Table Runner

Materials                                                                                                                  1 Cynthia’s Ark Fab Box or 5 x 2 ½’ strips of coordinating fabrics                           50 x 30 cm fabric for the backing                                                                                  50 x 30cm wadding/batting

Choose 2 strips with some contrast and sew them together lengthways. Press to the darker strip. Cross cut your strip set into 16 x 2 ½’ strips and 4 x 4 ½’ strips.

Arrange the 2 ½’ strip into 4 x four patch blocks (picture above), pin the centres if you need but the pressing of the seam and turning of one strip should interlock the centre. Sew your blocks together.
Arrange your blocks as per picture and sew each row together. Press 1 row seams to the left and the other row to the right. Then sew the 2 rows together.

Select another strip from your box and cut into a 1 ½’ strip and cut 2 x 16 1/2’ strips and 2 x 10’ strips. Sew the long strips on first and press to the border.

Then sew the short borders on and press towards the border. This completes the table runner top.

Quilting                                                                                                                      Lay your backing fabric out (right side down) secure it with clamps or tape, then the batting goes on top followed by your table runner top. Make sure you smooth each layer as you go so you don't have any lumps. Baste with safety pins or for small project you can use baste spray glue and quilt as you like. I stitched in the ditch and through the border right to the edge.

Binding                                                                                                                     To make your binding use the last 2 strip and cut the strips into thirds. Join your 6 binding strips (alternately) end to end with a 45 degree seams, pressing them open. Press the binding strip in half lengthwise with the wrong sides together. (I joined my strips together with a straight seam rather than using the 45 degree mitre join and it made the binding joins really bulky.)

 Stitch the binding to the front of your quilt (folded edge facing in), mitring the corners and join. Trim the backing and batting to ½ inch from your binding stitching line. Fold the binding over the raw edges enclosing them hold in place with binding clips and stitch it in place on the back of your quilt with a matching thread. Finish your quilt with a label.
Finished size: 18 ½ x 10 ½’ (47 x 26 cm  approx.)  
                                                                                                                            Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this pattern. However the designer has no control over the choice of materials or procedures used, no responsibility will be taken or results guaranteed.                                                                                    This table runner was designed by Cynthia Woodham for Cynthia’s Ark. This pattern is personal use only, not to be copied in any form unless you have permission from the designer. Copyright © Cynthia’s Ark 2015

           All the tutorials can be found in PDF format under the tutorial tab so  you don't have to search the blog down the track.           
This is what a Cynthia's Ark Fab Box looks like. 5 x 2 1/2 inch strips in a cute box. There will be a variety to choose from. This one is My Sunshine Fab Box.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

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