This quilted tablerunner is simple to put together and looks gorgeous. The organza used in the top creates an eye-catching shimmering effect, beautiful by candle- and sunlight.
We used the designs from the Applique-with-Organza Block Set for the large, 5" x 7", hoop.
The finished size is about 21" x 28".
You will need
After the embroidery is done, trim the blocks to 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" squares.
Out of the fabric for the first border, cut
Assembly of the Top:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4". Press every seam immediately after you make it.
Sew the squares in pairs. Then sew them together in 3 rows.
First Border: Sew the 1 1/2" x 14 1/2" strips to the short edges. Then sew the 1 1/2" x 23 1/2" strips to the long edges.
Second Border: Sew the 1" x 16 1/2" strips to the short edges, then sew the 1" x 24 1/2" to the long edges.
Third Border: Sew the 2 1/2" x 17 1/2" strips to the short edges, then sew the 2 1/2" x 28 1/2" strips to the long edges.
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 FROM THE BACK. Take care not to press the organza with a hot iron!
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!