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Quilted Scrap Tablerunner with Redwork Embroidery

This small and handsome quilted table runner features the designs from the RW Flower Border Set for mega hoop. It's a great way to make use of any scraps of red fabric you have lying around.

The finished size of the quilt is about 20" x 36 1/2".

For the project you will need strips of red-and-white fabrics 2" wide. You will need 50 strips measuring 2" x 3 1/2" and 25 strips measuring 2" x 6 1/2".

You will also need 2 white strips measuring 4 1/2" x 36 1/2".

You will also need low-loft polyester batting, or polyester craft felt and fabric for backing and binding. You can make the binding out of any red fabric, or piece it out of strips of red-and-white fabrics 2" wide.

Sew the 2" x 3 1/2" strips together along their long sides into 2 long strips, 25 pieces in each. Press.
Sew the 2" x 6 1/2" strips together along their long sides into a long strip. Press.
Take the strips you just made and the white strips to make the top, as shown. Press.
Spread a piece of low-loft batting, or polyester craft felt on the table. Cover it with the top. With your palm, neatly spread the top over the batting. Baste along the borders between the red and white strips.

Embroider the redwork designs from the RW Flower Border Set set on the white strips. You can also use the designs from the RW Floral Borders, Redwork Flower Borders and/or RW Flower Borders II.
You can use only one pattern and repeat it several times, or embroider different designs from the set - they all match. This can add visual interest to your embroidery.

Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Spread your working piece over it.

Pin all three layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted along the lines of the embroidery and then made stippling all over the mats.

After the quilting is finished, press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.

Finish the raw edges with the binding.

The tablerunner is ready. Enjoy!
Happy Stitching!
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