For this set of a table runner and 4 placemats we used the embroidery designs from the One-Color Tea Set for the large (5" x 7") hoop. This tutorial explains how to make the tablerunner. The tutorial for the placemats can be found here.
Besides embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon), you will need
The finished size of the table runner is 18" x 22".
Out of pale pink and pale lilac fabrics each, cut
Assembly of the Top:
Sew the lilac and pink rectangles together along their 8 1/2" sides in 2 pairs.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" puple strips to the lilac rectangles and pink 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips to the pink rectangles.
Sew both pieces together.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" purple and pink strips with their short sides in 2 pairs.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" pink and lilac squares to the ends of the new strips - lilac square to the purple strip, pale pink square to the pink strip.
Sew the strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Sew the patterned 2 1/2" x 9 1/2" lilac and pink strips together to make 2 pairs.
Sew the new strips to the left and right edges of the top - pink to pink, lilac to purple.
Sew the patterned 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" lilac and pink strips together to make 2 pairs.
Sew the pink 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares to the pink 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" strips.
Sew the purple 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares to the lilac 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" strips.
Sew the new strips to the upper and lower edges of the top.
Stabilize the fabric with the light-weight cut-away stabilizer. Embroider on each of the light rectangles a tea cup and a tea pot.
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 top.
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 ready. Enjoy!
You can read about how to make the placemats on the next page.