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Maple Leaves Table Runner

This gorgeous Fall-themed table runner features the design of Maple Leaves for different hoops. It's pretty easy to put together and should take you no more than a couple of weekends.

The finished size is about 17" x 33".

You will need:

  • embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon),
  • medium-weight cut-away stabilizer,
  • about 1 yard of solid light-colored cotton fabric for central part and blocks,
  • 1/4 yard of light brown cotton fabric,
  • about 1/2 yard of dark brown fabric for blocks and binding,
  • batting and backing,
  • quilting threads to match the fabrics,
  • quilter's ruler and rotary cutter (or graphic pencil and sharp scissors).

Note: Seam allowance of 1/4" is included in the templates. Press each seam after you make it.

Cutting:

Although it's not too difficult to make the template from scratch, using our ready-made one is much easier! Download the file with the template. To open and print the template, which is a PDF file, you will need Adobe Reader or a similar program. The program is free to download and install.

Template Download (PDF file)

Out of solid light-colored fabric, cut

  • a piece measuring 10 1/2" x 25 1/2" for the central part;
  • 14 diamonds using template E,
  • 16 triangles using template A.
Out of light brown fabric, cut
  • 4 squares measuring 2" x 2" ,
  • 4 triangles using template B,
  • 14 triangles using template C;
  • 14 triangles using template D.
Out of dark brown fabric, cut
  • 12 triangles using template B;
  • 14 triangles using template C;
  • 14 triangles using template D.
Use the rest of the dark brown fabric for the binding.


Assembly of the corner blocks:

You will need 4 corner blocks. To each side of the 2" x 2" squares sew the A triangles.

Maple Leaves Table Runner

To each side of the new squares sew the B triangles: one light-brown and 3 dark brown triangles.

Maple Leaves Table Runner

Assembly of the diamond blocks:

To the right edges of each diamond, sew the light-brown C and D triangles.

Maple Leaves Table Runner

To the left edges of each diamond, sew the dark brown C and D triangles.

Maple Leaves Table Runner

Assembly of the top:

Sew the diamond blocks into 2 strips of 5 blocks. Be sure to attach the blocks so that light-brown triangles are all on one side, and the dark-brown triangles are all on the other.

Maple Leaves Table Runner

Sew the strips to the left and right edges of the central part, with the lighter triangles on the inside.

Maple Leaves Table Runner

Sew the remaining diamond blocks in 2 pairs.

Maple Leaves Table Runner

Sew the corner squares to the new strips. The light-brown triangle of the corner square should touch the light-brown triangles of the strips.

Maple Leaves Table Runner

Sew the new strips to the upper and lower edges of the top, light-brown side to the inside.

Maple Leaves Table Runner

Embroidery:

Decide the position of the Maple Leaves design on the tablerunner. Stabilize the central part with medium-weight cut-away stabilizer for embroidery. Select threads by the color card. Upload the designs into the machine and embroider them one by one.

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 motion 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.



Your tablerunner is finished. Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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