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Christmas Table Runner with Musical Angels

This charming Christmas-themed table runner features embroidery designs from the Musical Angel Set. The designs from the set are in the satin-stitch technique, which makes it very easy to change the colors of the angels' dresses to suit the project.

The finished size of the table runner is about 20" x 41".

You will need

  • embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon)
  • medium-weight cut-away stabilizer,
  • about 1 yard of of cream cotton fabric, either solid or featuring a pale pattern,
  • about 1/4 yard of pale gold fabric for the borders and candle flames
  • scraps of red cotton fabrics with different patterns for the candles,
  • fabric for the backing and binding,
  • batting,
  • quilting thread to match the fabrics,
  • quilter's ruler and rotary cutter (or graphic pencil and sharp scissors).

Cutting:

Out of cream fabric, cut

  • 7 squares measuring 7 1/2" x 7 1/2",
  • 14 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2",
  • 7 squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 7 1/2", and
  • one strip measuring 2 1/2" x 37 1/2".
Out of red fabric, cut 7 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 5 /12".

Out of golden fabric, cut
  • 7 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 37 1/2".

Assembly:

Note: Seam allowance is 1/4" if not advised otherwise. Press each seam immediately after you make it.

To assemble a candle flame, take a golden 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips and a cream 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares. Position the square over the strip, face to face and align the edges.

Sew along a diagonal of the square. Cut away the excess fabric with seam allowance smaller than 1/4". Unfold the cream square. Press the seam open.

Christmas Angel Embroidered Table Runner

Sew the cream 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the "flame".

Christmas Angel Embroidered Table Runner

Sew the candle flame units to the upper edges of the red 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" strips.

Christmas Angel Embroidered Table Runner

To assemble one side of the tablerunner, take 3 "candles" and 4 cream 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" squares. Sew them altogether, alternating, starting with a cream square and ending with a cream square.

Christmas Angel Embroidered Table Runner

Sew the 2 1/2" x 37 1/2" cream strip to the top of the row.

Christmas Angel Embroidered Table Runner

For the other side of the table runner, take the 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" cream strips, 4 candles and 3 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" cream squares.

Sew them together in the following order: strip - candle - square - candle - square - candle - square - candle - strip.

Christmas Angel Embroidered Table Runner

Sew the rows together with the candle flames towards the middle.

Christmas Angel Embroidered Table Runner

Sew the 2 1/2" x 37 1/2" golden strips to the long sides of the tablerunner.
Sew the 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" golden strips to the short sides of the tablerunner.

Christmas Angel Embroidered Table Runner

Emboridery

Stabilize the cream squares between the candles with medium-weight cut-away stabilizer for embroidery. Upload the designs to your machine and embroider them. Do not change the colors of the faces, hair and wings. Change the color of the dresses into red and green.


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 in a free mothin style 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.

The tablerunner is finished. Here are more close-ups:



Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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