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Christmas Tree Tablerunner
This festive table runner is quick and simple to put together. We used the design Applique Christmas Tree Ornament for the commercial (8" x 12") hoop.

The finished size of the table runner is about 16" x 48".

You will need :
  • embroidery threads (either rayon or polyester),
  • light-weight cut-away stabilizer,
  • about 3/4 yard of red cotton fabric,
  • scraps of green fabrics,
  • 1 fat quarter each of yellow/gold and green fabric for the applique,
  • batting,
  • fabric for the backing,
  • binding,
  • quilting thread,
  • quilter's ruler and rotary cutter, or pencil and scissors.
Out of red fabric, cut 2 squares measuring about 19" x 19", or large enough to be hooped in your largerst hoop. After embroidery these squares will be trimmed to 16 1/2" x 16 1/2".

Out of red fabric, cut 32 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Out of scraps of green fabrics, cut 32 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Upload the file of the Applique Christmas Tree Ornament into your machine. Stabilize the red squares with light-weight cut-away stabilizer and embroider the file on the fabric. The file contains the instuctions on how to make a 3D ornament. Follow steps 1 through 9 of the instructions, but place the applique fabric on the top of the hoop only. You do not need to change the bobbin threads because this applique is one-sided.
After the stitch-out is done, trim the stitch-outs to 16 1/2" x 16 1/2" squares.
Assembly of the Top:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press each seam after you made it.
Sew the 2 1/2" red and green squares into 8 strips, 4 red and 4 green squares per strip:
Christmas Tree Table Runner

Sew the strips together to get the central part of the tablerunner.
Christmas Tree Table Runner
Sew the embroidered squares to the ends of the the central part.
Christmas Tree 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 in a freemotion style all over the tablerunner.

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.

You can leave the tablerunner with a recangular shape.

If you want it to have our shape, measure 3" along both sides of each corner, mark the place. With a rular connect both marks, draw a diagonal, cut along this diagonal.

Finish the raw edges with the binding.


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