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Quilted Table Runner with Butterfly Embroidery

For this charming Spring-themed table runner, we used designs from the Art Deco Butterfly Set for the large size hoop (5" x 7").

The finished size of the tablerunner is about 20" x 43". If you add a hanging sleeve, you can also display this as a wall banner.


You will need :

  • embroidery threads of very dark green,
  • light-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer,
  • quilting cotton fabrics of 6 different colors, 1 fat quarter each,
  • 1 yard of green quilting cotton fabric,
  • batting and fabric for the backing,
  • #12 or #14 quilting needle
  • quilting threads in matching colors,
  • rotary cutter, quilter's ruler and scissors,
  • Post-Its or scraps of paper and a pencil/pen,
  • iron

Embroidery:

Choose any 6 files from the Art Deco Butterfly Set. Upload them into the machine and embroider them one by one on the differently colored fabrics stabilized with light-weight cut-away stabilizer.

After the embroidery is done, press the stitch-outs. Trim the stitch-outs to 6" x 6" squares. Remove the stabilizer around the embroidery.



Cutting:

Out of each of the cotton fabrics, cut:

  • 12 strips measuring 1" x 8 1/2" each, and
  • 1-2 strips measuring 2 1/2" and the length of the width of the fat quarter (about 18"-20") for the binding.

Out of the green fabric, cut:

  • 4 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 8 1/2",
  • 4 strips measuring 2" x 8 1/2" and
  • 4 strips measuring 5" x 8 1/2".
Label this set of strips "A" using the Post-Its.

Also, out of the green fabric, cut:

  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 2" x 8 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
Label this set of strips "B" using the Post-Its.

Also, out of green fabric, cut

  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 6" and
  • 2 strips measuring 4" x 6".
Label this set of strips "C" using the Post-Its.

Still out of green fabric, cut

  • 2 strips measuring 3" x 6",
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 3" x 8 1/2".
Label this set of strips "D" using the Post-Its.

Assembly of the Top:

Note: Seam allowance is 1/4". Please press a seam immideately after you made it.

The top of the tablerunner consists of several blocks : A, B, C and D.

Block A:

Take 1 of each green strip from set "A" and 2 colored 1" x 8 1/2" strips. Sew them in the following order: 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" green strip - 1" x 8 1/2" colored strip - 2" x 8 1/2" green strip - 1" x 8 1/2" colored strip, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" green strip.

Butterfly Table Runner

Make 4 blocks A.

Block B:

Take 1 of each green strip from set "B" and 2 colored 1" x 8 1/2" strips.
Sew them in the following order: 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" green strip - colored 1" x 8 1/2" strip - 2" x 8 1/2" green strip - 1" x 8 1/2" colored strip - 6" x 8 1/2" green strip.

Butterfly Table Runner

Make 2 blocks B.

Block C:

Take 1 of each green strip from set "C" and a stitch-out square. Sew them together in the following order: 1 1/2" x 6" green strip - stitch-out - 4" x 6" green strip.

Butterfly Table Runner

Make 4 blocks C.

Block D:

Take 1 of each green strips from the "D" group and a stitch-out square. Sew the 3" x 6" strip to the right edge of the stitch-out.

Butterfly Table Runner

Sew the 3" x 8 1/2" strip to the lower edge of the working piece.

Butterfly Table Runner

Sew the 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" strip to the left edge of the working piece.

Butterfly Table Runner

Make 2 blocks D.

Assembly:

Sew the blocks together in 2 vertical pieces in the following order: block A - block C - block B - block C - block A - block D.

Butterfly Table Runner

Now turn one piece upside down. Sew the two vertical pieces together.

Butterfly 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 layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted all over the piece in a free-motion 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.

Sew the colored 2 1/2" strips together into a binding strip. Finish the raw edges with the binding.


Enjoy!


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