For this cute, spring-themed project, we used the designs from the Buttefly Applique Set. It makes a great center piece for a coffee table that can instantly brighten up your living room. By attaching a sleeve, you can also make a wall hanging.
The finished size of the tablerunner is about 19" x 37".
You need to cut your green fabric into
Assembly of the Top:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4". Press every seam immediately after you make it.
Sew the 2" x 2" squares into pairs.
Sew the pairs into squares.
Sew each square to a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square.
Arrange the units in strips, 2 units per strip. Feel free to arrange them in any orientation you like. You should have a total of 10 strips.
Sew the strips together.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 30 1/2" pink strips to the long edges of the tablerunner
Sew the 1 1/2" x 14 1/2" pink strips to the short edges of the tablerunner.
Sew the 1" x 32 1/2" green strips to the long edges of the working piece and the 1" x 15 1/2" strips to the short edges.
Sew the 1" x 33 1/2" green strips to the long edges of the working piece and the 1" x 16 1/2" strips to the short edges.
Sew the 2" x 34 1/2" green strips to the long edges of the working piece and the 2" x 18 1/2" strips to the short edges.
Attaching the Applique:
Cut a piece of Steam-a-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Web and remove the first protective layer of paper. Place the stitch-outs on the sticky side and press them down with your fingers.
With scissors, cut away the excess Steam-a-Seam.
When you are done, peel off the second layer of paper from the back.
Position the butterflies on the top. You can rearrange them as often as you like until you're satisfied with the layout. Steam-a-Seam becomes permanent only after heating with an iron.
Use a hot iron to press each butterfly for 15-20 second. Let the applique cool and test the edges. If any edges are loose, press again from the back of the table runner.
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 around the applique and in a freemotion style on the borders..
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 table runner is done. Enjoy!