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Roses for Mom - a Quilted Table Runner with Rose Embroidery

For this gorgeous quilted Table Runner we used designs from our Roses section of the catalog. We picked up all pink roses.

The finished size of the runner is about 19 1/2" x 55 1/2".

For the top, we used batiks of 8 colors: 5 in pastel hues from pale pink to pale green and 3 in bright green hues. The project is a lot quicker if you can get pre-cut 2 1/2"-wide strips in these hues. These kinds of strips are sometimes available at craft stores.

You will also need fabric for the backing, batting, embroidery threads and medium-weight cut-away stabilizer.

Cutting:
Before cutting you should decide in which order you will arrange the fabrics you have - you should go from the lightest to the darkest. Mark all fabrics with numbers from 1 to 8.

If pre-cut 2 1/2" wide strips are not available, cut your fabric into 2 1/2" wide strips and the length of the width of the fabric, that is about 40" - 42" long. For the the first part, you will need 1 strip of colors #1 through # 4 and 2 strips of colors #5 through # 8.

The quilt is assembled in 3 parts. We'll describe the cutting as we get to each part.

Part 1: Half Log Cabin Block:
Out of fabric #1, cut:
a square 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Out of fabric #2, cut:
a square 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
a strip 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Out of fabric #3, cut:
a strip 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
a strip 2 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Out of fabric #4, cut
a strip 2 1/2" x 6 1/2"
a strip 2 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Out of fabric #5, cut
a strip 2 1/2" x 8 1/2"
a strip 2 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Out of fabric #6, cut
a strip 2 1/2" x 10 1/2"
a strip 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Out of fabric #7, cut
a strip 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"
a strip 2 1/2" x 14 1/2"
Sew together the 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares of fabric #1 and #2.
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Sew the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip of fabric #2 to the left edge of the unit.
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Sew the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip of fabric #3 and sew it to the bottom edge. Sew the 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" strip of fabric #3 to the left edge.
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Sew the 6 1/2" long strip of fabric #4 to the bottom edge and the 8 1/2" long strip of fabric #4 to the left edge.
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Sew the 8 1/2" long fabric #5 strip to the bottom edge and the 10 1/2" long fabric #5 strip to the left edge.
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Repeat this procedure for the two strips of fabric #6.
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Repeat once more for fabric #7.
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Finally, attach the two strips of fabric #8 to the working piece.
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Part 2: The Body of the Table Runner:
Out of each color, cut
a strip 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" long

Out of colors #2 through #8, cut
a strip 2 1/2" x 15" long.
Arrange the 12 1/2" long strips in order from 1 to 8. Sew them together. Cut the resulting block into 5 new strips 2 1/2" wide.
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Arrange the 15" strips in order from 2 to 8. Sew them together. Subcut the block into 6 new strips 2 1/2" wide.
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Sew the strip with colors #2-8 to the upper edge of the log cabin block from Part 1.
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Sew the strip with colors #1-8 colors to the right edge of the block.
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Continue in this way, alternately sewing the 7-color strips to the upper edge and the 8-color strips to the right edge until you run out of strips.
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Part 3: The Second Corner of the Table Runner
This part is a little more complicated than the previous two.
Out of fabric #2, cut:
a square measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Out of fabric #3, cut:
two squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Out of fabric #4, cut:
four squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 6 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Out of fabric #5, cut:
six squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Out of fabric #6, cut:
eight squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 10 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Out of fabric #7, cut:
ten squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 14 1/2"

Out of fabric #8, cut:
twelve squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 14 1/2"
a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 16 1/2"
For the next two strips, take two squares of each fabric from #3 through 8 and sew them together into two strips. To the end of one of the strips, attach the square of fabric #2. To the other strip, attach the 4 1/2" strip of fabric #2.
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Sew the first strip to the right edge of the working piece. Sew the second strip to the top of the working piece.
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For the next two strips, take two squares of each fabric from #4 through 8 and sew them together into two strips. To the end of one of the strips, attach the 4 1/2" long strip of fabric #3. To the other strip, attach the 6 1/2" strip of fabric #3.
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Sew the first strip to the right edge of the working piece. Sew the second strip to the top of the working piece.
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For the next two strips, take two squares of each fabric from #5 through 8 and sew them together into two strips. To the end of one of the strips, attach the 6 1/2" long strip of fabric #4. To the other strip, attach the 8 1/2" strip of fabric #4.
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Sew the first strip to the right edge of the working piece. Sew the second strip to the top of the working piece.
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For the next two strips, take two squares of each fabric from #5 through 8 and sew them together into two strips. To the end of one of the strips, attach the 8 1/2" long strip of fabric #4. To the other strip, attach the 10 1/2" strip of fabric #4.
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Sew the first strip to the right edge of the working piece. Sew the second strip to the top of the working piece.
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For the next 2 strips, take the squares of fabric #7 and 8 and sew them together into two strips. Take the two strips of fabric #6 and sew one to each of the new strips.
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Sew the first strip to the right edge of the working piece. Sew the second strip to the top of the working piece.
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For the next two strips, take the squares of fabric #8 and sew them to the strips of fabric #7.
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Sew the first strip to the right edge of the working piece. Sew the second strip to the top of the working piece.
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Now take the strips of fabric #8. Sew the 14 1/2" long strip to the right edge of the working piece and the 16 1/2" long strip to the upper edge of the working piece.
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Embroidery:
From your embroidery software print out templates of the designs. We used the pink roses from our vast collection.

Cut out the templates and arrange them on the quilt top. When you are satisfied with your arrangement, embroider the roses one by one.

You can use either iron-on cut away stabilizer or polyester felt instead of the stabilizer.

Pink Heart Rose is embroidered twice in each of the corners

Queen Mary Rose

Queen Victoria Rose

Lancaster Roses

Florentine Rose

Pink Rose
Quilting and Finishing:
Spread the backing on your table, face down. If you used a stabilizer for the embroidery, cover the backing with batting. If you used polyester felt, then no additional batting is needed. Cover with the working piece. Pin all three layers together with 1" pins.
We quilted around the embroidery and all over the quilt in a free-motion style with floral patterns. Remove the pins while working.
Press the work with heavy steam. Use a long ruler and a cutter to trim the long edges of the work.
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Finish the raw edges with binding.

Enjoy!
Happy Stitching!
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