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Utopia Colorcraze Table Runner Tutorial

Hello, fabric lovers!

I thought we all could use a little color in our lives, especially since the winter has been bringing the hues down (in a way, it almost becomes a canvas asking for vibrant shades). So today I want to share with you a table runner made with Utopia fabrics! This table runner was featured in the Utopia lookbook and now I am excited to share the pattern instructions for this colorful project!

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Here is what you need to get started:

Fabric Requirements 

Fabric A - UT-14505        1/12 yd.
Fabric B - UT- 24505       1/12 yd.
Fabric C - UT- 14503       1/6 yd.
Fabric D - UT-24503        1/6 yd.
Fabric E - UT- 14509       1/12 yd.
Fabric F - UT-24509        1/12 yd.
Fabric G - UT-14506        1/6 yd.
Fabric H - UT-24506        1/6 yd.
Fabric I - UT-14501         1/12 yd.
Fabric J - UT-24501         1/12 yd.
Fabric K - PE-439            1/6 yd.
Fabric L -  PE-424           1/6 yd.
Fabric M - PE-448           1/6 yd.
Fabric N - PE-408           1/6 yd.

Binding - PE-416 - 1/6 yd.
Backing- UT-14505 - 5/8 yd.

 

Cutting Instructions

One (1) 2 1/2” x 5 1/2” strips from Fabrics A, B, I and J
Two (2) 2 1/2” x 5 1/2” strips from Fabrics E and F
One (1) 2 1/2” x 4” strips from Fabrics A, B, I, and J
Two (2) 2 1/2” x 4” strips from Fabrics E and F
One (1) 2 1/2” x 2 “ strips for Fabrics A, B, I, and J
Two (2) 2 1/2” x 2” strips from Fabrics E and J
Four (4) 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strips from Fabrics C,D,G,H,K, L,M,and N

Block Assembly

Sew four strips following Diagram 1.


Row #1:

Sew 2 1/2” x 5 1/2” strip from Fabric A to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” from Fabric D to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric L

Row #2:

Sew 2 1/2” x 4” strip from Fabric A to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric D to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric L to 2 1/2” x 2” strip from Fabric F


Row #3: Sew 2 1/2” x 2” strips from Fabric A to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric D to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” from Fabric L to 2 1/2” x 4” strip from Fabric F


Row #4: Sew 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric D to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric L to 2 1/2” x 5 1/2” strip from Fabric F. Sew row 1, 2, 3, and 4 together.

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Sew four strips following Diagram 2.


Row #5

Sew 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric C to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric N to 2 1/2” x 5 1/2” strip from Fabric F


Row #6

Sew 2 1/2” x 2” strips from Fabric B to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric C to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” from Fabric N to 2 1/2” x 4” strip from Fabric F 


Row #7

Sew 2 1/2” x 4” strip from Fabric B to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric C to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric N to 2 1/2” x 2” strip from Fabric F


Row#8

Sew 2 1/2” x 5 1/2” strip from Fabric B to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” from Fabric C to 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric N. Sew row 5,6,7,and 8 together

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After completing steps in Diagram 1 and 2 you will have two pieces that look like Diagram 3. Sew these to pieces together.

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You now have half of your table runner complete. (Diagram4)

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To get the other side of your table runner repeat steps in Diagram 1-4 using the remaining fabric pieces. Use the illustration below as a guide.

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Table Runner Quilting Assembly

Place BACKING FABRIC on a large surface wrong side up. Stretch it with masking tape against that surface. Place batting on top of backing fabric. Place quilt top on top of the batting with right side facing up. Smooth away wrinkles using your hands. Pin all layers together and baste with basting thread, using long stitches. You can also use safety pins to join the layers.

Machine or hand quilt starting at the center and working towards the corners. Remember that quilting motifs are a matter of personal preference. Have fun choosing yours! After you finish, trim excess of any fabric batting, squaring the quilt to proceed to bind it.

Binding

Cut enough strips 1 ½” wide by the width of PE-416 to make a final strip of 126” long. Start sewing the binding strip in the middle of one of the sides of the quilt, placing the strip right side down and leaving an approximate 5” tail. Sew with ¼” seam allowance (using straight stitch), aligning the strip’s raw edge with the quilt top’s raw edge.

Stop stitching ¼” before the edge of the quilt (Diagram B1). Clip the threads. Remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Fold the strip in a motion of 45 degrees and upward, pressing with your fingers. (Diagram B2) Hold this fold with your finger; bring the strip down in line with the next edge, making a horizontal fold that aligns with the top edge of the quilt (Diagram B3). Start sewing at ½” of the border, stitching all the layers. Do the same in the four corners of the quilt.

Stop stitching before you reach the last 5 or 6 inches. Cut the threads and remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Lay the loose ends of the binding flat along the quilt edge, folding the ends back on themselves where they meet. Press them together to form a crease. Using this crease as the stitching line, sew the two open ends of the binding with right sides together (you can help yourself by marking with a pencil if the crease is difficult to see).

Trim seam to ¼” and press open. Complete the sewing. Turn binding to back of the quilt, turn raw edge inside and stitch by hand using blind stitch.

 

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Hope this table runner brightened up your day! Stay tuned for more fun and exciting projects! 

Til Next Time,

Melissa 

 

 

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