This table runner came together very, very quickly and I am pleased because it means I can make them as little gifts at Christmas without having to stress (too much). It is made using 16 2.5 "x 10" strips.
I have a '12 days of Christmas' Layer Cake by Kate McRostie from Windham Fabrics and you can make this runner using only 4 pieces of fabric if you wished. I used the full selection.
- 16 x 2.5" x 10" strips in Christmas colours
- 11 Further 2.5" strips to make the binding
- 14" x 36" piece of backing fabric and the same size batting
- Small quantity of scrap fabric for the boarder
- Cutting Mat
- Rotary Cutter
- Bobby pins (to hold binding in place - they are less painful than pins)
12.5" x 33"
|Laying out the cut strips (this is for 2 runners)|
- Cut each piece of layer cake into 4 x 2.5" strips.
- Arrange the pieces
- Chain piece the strips together. ie: sew strips 1 & 2 together and without taking the fabric out or cutting the thread, sew strips 3 & 4 together until all the strips have been joined.
- Press the seams and then join each of the double strips together.
- Add the border fabric - (2" strip)
- Join the top of the quilt to the batting and backing fabric and quilt. I quilted a quarter inch in from each seam and twice around the border
- The binding was made by joining the eleven 2.5" x 10" strips together to form a continuous piece of colourful christmas fabric.
|Bobby pins are perfect for holding|
the binding in place
- Press the binding fabric in half (wrong sides together) and, with right sides facing, join to the quilt.
- Hand stitch the binding on the rear of the quilt.
Happy Quilting (still far too early to be wishing anyone a Merry Christmas - it's only June)
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