Table Runner Tutorial

Our “Say It With Words” panels are great for quilts – but here is another fabulous way to sew up some inspiration.  This table runner can be used on special occasions or even everyday.


Supplies:

*Use a 1/4″ seam allowance, unless otherwise noted
Steps:

  1.  Layout your Jelly Roll Strips and design your pattern.  Here is how I do my designing, with grid paper and colored pencils. 
  2. Iron panel to remove all creases. 
  3. Cut out the 6 large squares from the Say It With Words Panel, using the tick marks on the panel.  Each square should measure 6-1/2″ squares.
  4. Cut (2) 6-1/2″ strips from your desired fabric for each block.
  5. Sew the Jelly Roll strips to the top and bottom of word block.  Repeat for all 6 blocks.
  6. Press all seams away from word block. 
  7. Measure your blocks to determine the overall size for the sides – mine measured 10-3/4″. 
  8. Cut the Jelly Roll strips to that measurement and sew to the sides of each block, creating a frame around the words.  Repeat for all 6 blocks. 
  9. Cut the coordinating vertical Jelly Roll strips and sew.

  10. Measure the top & bottom of the completed block and cut to fit.  Repeat for all strips.  Sew to the bottom of the first block.  Join the remaining blocks in the same way.
  11. Measure the overall size of the runner and cut fusible fleece to fit.  Iron on.
  12. Cut backing fabric to desired size.  Layout and attach top with basting spray (If you have never heard or used basting spray, I highly suggest you try it.  You will NEVER pin a quilt or project together again)
  13. Quilt as desired.
  14. Trim and attach binding as desired – I used the leftover scraps of the jelly roll strips to make the binding.  I found this tutorial on Pinterest and it helped me. (Just note, I only machine stitch the first side of the binding – I always hand stitch the backside complete)
  15. Hand-stitch the binding and you are done!!!

If you liked this project, stay tuned for the tutorial using the small word squares to create matching coasters.

I’m new to writing tutorials, so any constructive criticism or complements are greatly appreciated.

Blessings,
Jill

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Tutorial Thursday – Table Grace Coasters

A few weeks ago, I posted a tutorial for the Table Grace Table Runner.  Here is the follow-up that I promised.


Supplies:

I used the 6 small remaining squares from the Table Grace “Say it With Words” panel.  Each square measures approximately 3.5″.  You will just cut (2) pieces from your jelly roll (or scraps) 3.5″ long.  Sew the strips to the top and bottom of the square.  Press seams.  Measure overall height of block.  Mine measured approximately 5.75″.  Cut (2) 5.75″ strips from your jelly roll (or scraps) 5.75″ long.  Sew the strips to the sides of the block.  Press seams.  I then took the finished block and trim it to 5.5″ square.

Now, cut (6) square of fusible fleece and (6) squares of backing fabric to match the size of your complete blocks.  Iron the fusible fleece to the completed block.  Then take the front and back of the blocks and put them together, right sides facing each other.  Stitch all the way around, except for about 1.5″ section.  Trim your corners for easier turning.  Now, turn the entire piece right side out through the small section you left open.  I like to us my Pointer Turner by Lee for precise corners.  Press smooth.  Top stitch all the way around, making sure that the stitch closes the space you left open.  And, you are done!  Just repeat for the remaining squares.

Hope you enjoy!!!

Happy Sewing,
Jill

The Flat Family is Coming!!

Angela Yosten, my favorite designer, is releasing her first (of many to come, I’m sure) fabric line… Flats by Moda
“Once upon a time in a land far away there lived a family that went by the name of Flats. Everything in their world was FLAT. They had Flat cat, a Flat dog, and even a Flat house. This one dimensional land of Flats is just what they dreamed it would be. The colors in the land of Flats are very pretty and bold… Rouge, Sky Blue, Grass, and Butterscotch to name a few. From flowers to polka dots and plaids, you’re sure to find something for everyone. Come and play with the Flats in their land far away.”
As someone who has been watching Angela’s blog and waiting for this fabric release, I can’t wait to get my hands on all this beautiful fabric. 
My mind is already spinning with all the wonderful projects I will be making with this adorable fabric – including this adorable, take-with-you dollhouse.

All prints are available for pre-sale on our website right now.  Pre-order yours and be the first to get your hands on this adorable collection.!