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Summer Flowers Table Runner or Wall Hanging

For this elegant table runner, we used the following embroidery designs from our large Flower collection: Luculia, Camellia, Hydrangea, Mountain Laurel.

The finished size of the table runner is about 15" x 37".



You will need :

  • embroidery threads according to the color cards of the designs,
  • heavy-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer,
  • pale green or cream-colored cotton fabric for the embroiudery,
  • small amount of 4 quilting cotton fabrics with floral patterns for the blocks (choose fabrics to match the colors of each design);
  • about 1/2 yard of medium green fabric and 1/4 yard of purple fabric for the borders;
  • batting;
  • fabric for the backing;
  • quilting thread;
  • quilter's ruler and rotary cutter, or pencil and scissors.

Cutting:

Out of pale green fabric for the embroidered blocks, cut 4 rectangles measuring 6 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Out of the floral patterned fabrics each, cut 3 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". You'll have 12 squares in all.

Out of medium green fabric, cut

  • 8 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2",
  • 4 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 8 1/2",
  • 2 strips measirong 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" and
  • 11 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 9 1/2".
The rest of this fabric is used for the binding.

Out of purple fabric, cut

  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 15 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 37 1/2".

Assembly of the Top:

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

Sew the patterned 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares and green 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips together into strips in the following order: square - strip - square - strip - square. Use the squares of the same fabric in each strip. You'll get 4 strips.

Summer Flowers Table Runner

Sew 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" green strips to the strips you just made:

Summer Flowers Table Runner

Now sew these new strips to the pale green 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles. You'll get 4 blocks that look like this:

Summer Flowers Table Runner

Take the first block. Set it down so that the pale green area is on the right. Sew 1 1/2" x 9 1/2" green strips to the top and bottom of the block.

Summer Flowers Table Runner

Sew the 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" strips to the left and right edges.

Summer Flowers Table Runner

Blocks 2 and 4 are sewn the same way: Orient them so that the pale green area is on the left. Sew a 1 1/2"x 9 1/2" green strip to the lower edge of each block.

Summer Flowers Table Runner

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

Summer Flowers Table Runner

For Block 3, orient the block so that the pale green area is on the right. Sew the 1 1/2" x 9 1/2" green strip to the lower edge of the block.

Summer Flowers Table Runner

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

Summer Flowers Table Runner

Sew the blocks together in order:

Summer Flowers Table Runner

Sew the 2 1/2" x 37 1/2" purple borders to the long edges of the working piece.

Summer Flowers Table Runner

Sew the 2 1/2" x 15 1/2" purple borders to the short edges of the working piece.

Summer Flowers Table Runner

Embroidery:

Upload the files with Luculia, Camellia, Hydrangea, Mountain Laurel into your embroidery machine.

Stabilize pake green blocks with heavy-weight iron-on stabilizer. Hoop it, tighten the hoop.

Embroider the files one by one. Please don't forget to cut out jump stitches after every color.




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 through the embroidery with invisible (polyamide) thread in a freemotion style. Then we quilted the around the embroidery with a free motion stippling pattern and all over the table runner in a free motion style using the quilting threads of matching colors.


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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