Mobile Menu IconMenu
Advanced Embroidery Designs -- Online Center for Machine Embroidery Designs

High-Quality Machine Embroidery Designs Since 2001

Christmas Sale! 35% Off all our designs! Shop Now

Peony Table Runner

This table runner is easy to make using scraps of green fabric. It would be a great present for Mother's Day!

We used designs from the Peony Set.

The finished size of the quilt is about 18" x 42".


You will need :

  • embroidery threads. You should select these according to the JPG color card included with the designs. It is possible to substitute colors for these particular designs, but be sure to make a test stitch-out on scrap fabric! Substituting colors in photo-stitch designs is not as straightforward as other embroidery styles.
  • medium-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer,
  • about 1/2 yard of light-colored quilt cotton fabric (we selected a pale pink; pale cream, pale yellow or similar would also work),
  • pieces of green fabric from your stash,
  • batting and fabric for the backing,
  • #12 or #14 quilting needle,
  • quilting threads of matching colors,
  • rotary cutter,
  • quilter's ruler,
  • scissors,
  • iron.

Cutting:

Out of light-colored fabric, cut

  • 14 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 42".

Out of green fabrics, cut

  • 9 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 6 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 10 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 12 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 14 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 16 1/2".
Also cut 2-3 strips 2 1/2" wide and the length of the width of the fabric for the binding.

Assembly of the Top:

Note: Seam allowance is 1/4". Press each seam after you made it.

The top is assembled strip by strip. It consists of 7 pieced strips and 2 solid ones.

Sew the pieced strips in the following order:

Strips 1 and 7: green strip 16 1/2" long - light strip 8 1/2" long - green strip 6 1/2" long - light strip 8 1/2" long - green strip 4 1/2" long.

Peony Mother's Day Table Runner

Strips 2 and 6: green strip 14 1/2" long - light strip 8 1/2" long - green strip 6 1/2" long - light strip 8 1/2" long - green strip 6 1/2" long.

Peony Mother's Day Table Runner

Strips 3 and 5: green strip 12 1/2" long - light strip 8 1/2" long - green strip 6 1/2" long - light strip 8 1/2" long - green strip 8 1/2" long.

Peony Mother's Day Table Runner

Strip 4: green strip 10 1/2" long - light strip 8 1/2" long - green strip 6 1/2" long - light strip 8 1/2" long - green strip 10 1/2" long.

Peony Mother's Day Table Runner

Sew all the pieced strips together in order (see diagram below). Sew the light-colored strips to the left and right edges of the table runner.

Peony Mother's Day Table Runner

Embroidery:

With paper templates, mark the position of each flower on the light-colored portions of the table runner. Stabilize each place with medium-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer. Hoop it tightly.

Select threads according to the JPG color card (not by the screen of your machine or embroidery software!). It is possible to substitute colors for these particular designs, but be sure to make a test stitch-out on scrap fabric! Substituting colors in photo-stitch designs is not as straightforward as other embroidery styles.

Upload the embroidery files of the Peony Set into the machine and embroider them one by one.

After the embroidery is done, press the stitch-outs and cut away the excess stabilizer.


We made our peonies pink.


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 table runner 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.

Finish the raw edges with the binding.


Enjoy!


Back to Peony Set

Back to Projects Page

Menu
Mailing List
Enter your e-mail for news, discounts and exclusive special offers.


Find us on Twitter

Special Offers

Bonus design on all orders over $50
Christmas Village Quilt Block Set

Shop Now!

Announcement
Best Project Contest
The results are in!
Featured Project
Tutorials
Never heard of photo stitch? - Check out our What is Photo Stitch? page
Most Popular Designs
|| Home || Shop || Free Designs || New Designs ||
|| Projects || Tutorials || Links || About Us || Contact Us ||

Social Media:

Copyright © Advanced Embroidery Designs. All Rights Reserved.