This gorgeous quilted table runner uses the pattern Mountain Ash Berries. It can make an excellent centerpiece for your dining room table. It is also great as a gift.
The finished size of the table runner is about 16" x 48". We used the stitchouts for the Commercial size hoop.


You will need:
 1 yard of light solid fabric,
 1 yard of light patterned fabric,
 1 yard of dark patterned fabric.
You will also need batting, fabric for backing.
For embroidery besides the fabric you will need lightweight cutaway or tearaway stabilizer and embroidery threads. 
Cutting: 
Out of lightcolored fabric, cut:
 4 squares measuring 4 1/2" x 4 1/2",
 14 squares measuring 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and
 4 squares measuring 5" x 5".
Out of lightcolored patterned fabric, cut
 14 squares measuring 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and
 2 squares measuring 5" x 5".
Out of darkcolored patterned fabric, cut
 8 squares measuring 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and
 2 squares measuring 5" x 5".

Sewing Elements of the Quilt 
HalfTriangle Square: 
The first element used is the halftriangle. You will need 20 light and 8 dark halftriangle squares. 
Step One: Take 10 light squares measuring 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and 10 light patterned squares measuring 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". Place them face to face to get 10 pairs. With a pencil, draw a diagonal on the lighter square. Stitch a scant 1/4" from the pencil line on both sides. 

Step Two: Cut along the pencil line. Open the new squares. Press the seam towards the darker fabric. Trim the ears. Repeat for all the pairs. You should get 20 light halftriangle squares, measuring 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"each. 

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 using 4 light 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" squares and 4 dark 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" patterned squares to get 8 dark halftriangle blocks. 
Split Quarter Square Triangle Block (SQST) 
The second element is called the split quarter square triangle block (SQST). First we'll make blocks with large dark triangle and small solid light and patterned light triangles. 
Step One: make halftriangle sqaures as described above (Steps 1 and 2), using 2 light solid squares measuring 5" x 5" and 2 dark patterned squares measuring 5" x 5". The finished 4 halftriangle squares will be 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". 

Step Two: take each of the halftriangle squares, and place them on top of 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" light patterned squares, facetoface. Align all edges. Draw a line from one corner of the square to the opposite one, making sure to bisect each of the two fabrics. Stitch a scant 1/4" on each side of the line. 

Press the block and cut along the diagonal line. 

Open the new 8 squares, each measuring 4 1/2". 

Repeat Steps 12. First, using 2 light 5" x 5" squares and 2 light patterned 5" x 5" squares, sew 4 halftriangle squares measuring 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". 
Then combine the halftriangle squares with the 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" dark patterned squares to make 8 SQST squares: 

Assembly of the Top: 
The easiest way is to arrange all elements on a designer wall or table and then sew them together in columns. There are 12 columns with 4 elements in each column. 

Sew the columns to each other. 

Embroidery:

Stabilize the top with a lightweight cutaway stabilizer, and make the embroidery of the Mountain Ash on the blocks. 

Quilting and Finishing: 
Now place the backing/lining on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it. Pin all three layers together with 1" pins. We quilted around the embroidery and all over the quilt in a freemotion style. Remove the pins while quilting. 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 binding. 

Your table runner is ready! 

Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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