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Quilted Easter Table Runner or Wall Hanging with Redwork Embroidery

For this fun, bright, Spring-themed table runner, we used designs from the Easter Redwork Round Block Set.
The finished size of the table runner is about 19" x 46".



You will need :

  • embroidery thread to match the colors of the fabric,
  • light-weight cut-away stabilizer (we used SULKY Soft'n Sheer),
  • about 1 yard of white or cream-colored cotton fabric for the blocks with embroidery, pieced border and binding,
  • for the central blocks and borders 1 fat quarter each of
    • grass green,
    • bright yellow,
    • sky blue and
    • light purple fabrics (please note that you can choose your own colors based on what you like and/or have available)
  • scraps of cotton fabrics of different colors for the border blocks,
  • batting,
  • fabric for the backing,
  • quilting thread,
  • quilter's ruler and rotary cutter, or pencil and scissors.


Cutting:

From the main light-colored fabric, cut

  • four squares measuring 7 1/2" x 7 1/2",
  • 3 strips 2 1/2" wide and the length of the width of the fabric for the binding, and
  • several strips 1 1/2" wide and the length of the width of the fabric.
Subcut these last strips into
  • 68 squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" and
  • 68 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Out of grass green, bright yellow, sky blue and light purple fabrics each, cut

  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 9 1/2".
Out of the yellow and green fabrics each, cut 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 9 1/2".

Out of the blue and purple fabrics each, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 14 1/2" and
  • 1 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 15 1/2".

Out of scraps of different colors, cut 34 squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".

Assembly of the Blocks:

Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press each seam after you made it.

Sew the 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" squares.

Sew the 1 1/2" x 9 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the blocks.

For the border blocks, use the light-colored and bright 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares and light-colored 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strips.
Sew 2 light-colored squares to the left and right edges of the bright squares.

Sew the 1 1/2" s 3 1/2" strips to the upped and lower edges of the working strips.
You'll get 34 blocks measuring 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Assembly of the Top:

Sew the large blocks in a row:

Sew the small blocks into 2 rows, 12 blocks each. And sew the remaining small blocks into 2 rows, 5 blocks each.

Sew the long rows to the left and right edges of the central part.

Sew the short rows to the upper and lower edges of the central part.

Sew the blue 2 1/2" x 15 1/2" strip to the upper edge, and the purple 2 1/2" x 15 1/2" strip to the lower edge of the working piece.

Sew the remaining colored strips into 2 borders in the following order:
blue 2 1/2" x 14 1/2" strip - yellow 2 1/2" x 9 1/2" strip - green 2 1/2" x 9 1/2" strip - purple 2 1/2" x 14 1/2" strip.

Sew these borders to the left and right edges of the table runner.

Embroidery:

Stabilize the blocks of the central part with lightweight cut-away stabilizer. Choose 4 files from the Easter Redwork Round Block Set. Upload them into the machine.

Embroider the files one by one. We embroidered with dark green thread in the green block, dark purple in the purple, bright blue in the sky blue block and brown in the yellow block.


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 aroung the embroidery and all over the runner in a free moton style.


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.


Enjoy!


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