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Apple Wall Quilt or Table Runner

This autumn-themed wall quilt combines pieced leaves and embroidered Apples. It can also be used as a table runner. It's a great seasonal decoration for the Fall.
Finished size is about 15" x 45".

You will need

  • embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon)
  • medium-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer,
  • 3 autumn-colored cotton fabrics. We used 1 fat quarter of dark brown, about 1/2 yard of yellow and about 1 yard of green fabric,
  • batting and backing,
  • quilting threads to match the fabrics,
  • quilter's ruler and rotary cutter (or graphic pencil and sharp scissors).

Cutting:

Out dark brown fabric cut 12 squares measuring 3" x 3".

Out of yellow fabric cut

  • 6 squares measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2",
  • 12 squares measuring 3" x 3", and
  • 12 rectangles measuring 3" x 5 1/2".
Out of green fabric cut
  • 6 squares measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2",
  • 12 squares measuring 3" x 3", and
  • 12 rectangles measuring 3" x 5 1/2".
The remaining green fabric is cut into strips 2 1/2" wide and the length of the width of the fabric for the binding. You will need 3-4 strips depending on the width of the fabric.

Assembly:

Take one yellow 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square and two green 3" x 3" squares.
Place the yellow square face up. Place one of the green squares, face down, into a corner of the yellow square. Align the edges. Draw a diagonal in the green square.
Stitch along the diagonal.
Cut the corner with seam allowance 1/4". Unfold. Press.

Fall Leaf & Apple Wall Quilt

Repeat for the opposite corner.

Fall Leaf & Apple Wall Quilt

In the same way, make green squares with yellow corners.

Fall Leaf & Apple Wall Quilt

Sew the yellow 3" x 5 1/2" strips to the yellow squares with green corners.
Sew the green 3" x 5 1/2" strips to the green squares with yellow corners.

Fall Leaf & Apple Wall Quilt

Sew 6 dark brown squares to 6 yellow 3" x 5 1/2" strips.
Sew 6 dark brown squares to 6 green 3" x 5 1/2" strips.

Fall Leaf & Apple Wall Quilt

Sew the new yellow strips to the yellow blocks with green squares, and the new green strips to the green blocks with green squares. The finished blocks should look a little like maple leaves.

Fall Leaf & Apple Wall Quilt

Sew the green and yellow blocks in pairs as shown on the diagram below.

Fall Leaf & Apple Wall Quilt

Sew the pairs together, turning every other pair around:

Fall Leaf & Apple Wall Quilt

Here is what the finished quilt top looks like:

Embroidery

Mark the location of the embroidery on the quilt. Stabilize with medium-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer. Upload the design into the machine and embroider it as many times as you like.


We embroidered the design 4 times.


Quilting and Finishing:

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

Pin all three layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted with a meandering pattern all over the quilt.

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.

If you are making a table runner, you are done. For a wall quilt, you need to add loops or a sleeve to the upper edge of the quilt.



Your quilt is ready. Enjoy!

Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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