Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pieced Table Runner from Fat Quarters: Tutorial

For the final part of the fat quarter series, we are going to take two more fat quarters, the four remaining pieced squares and the strips pieced in the previous post to make a beautiful pieced table runner.
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MATERIALS
DIRECTIONS

1.  Take two sets of strips and place them right sides together, lining up the right edges, making sure your colors are opposite one another. 

2.  Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance. 
3. Open seam.  Repeat with remaining strips so that you have 4 sets of 4 strips.
4.  Cut strips down to 11 4/3".  Keep remaining bits for a later step. 
5.  Trim the pieced squares down to measure  6 1/2".   If any of your pieced squares will lose their points by trimming, then sew inside the seam line of the centers instead of trimming the edges.

6.  Arrange the pieced squares to go on the opposite end of each 11 3/4" strip.  Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance.  Set aside.
7.  Take the strip pieces you set aside in step 4 and trim down three of them to measure 6 1/2". 
8.  Take one of the new fat quarters and cut into 6 pieces measuring 6 1/4" x 6 1/2".
9. Sew the 6 1/4" x 6 1/2" pieces to each side of the small stripped pieces. 
10.  Take your remaining new fat quarters and cut out 6 strips to measure, 2 3/4" x 17 3/4". 
11.  Take the 2 3/4" x 17 3/4" strips and sew to the tops and bottoms of all of the strips just sewn in step 9. 

12.   Arrange all of the strips with the strips from step 11 in between the strips from step 6.
13.  Sew each strip together with a 1/4" seam allowance.
 14.  If your edges do not line up on all sides, trim down to make the edges straight.
And Tada!  You should have two remaining fat quarters to use for the binding.
Quilt your table runner as desired and then bind.  For binding options, you can view my binding series by clicking on my sewing tips section and scrolling down to the: Quilt Binding links.

1 comment:

CJ said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Looks great!! :)

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