Hello Fabric Lovers,
How is all the holiday gift making going? I am almost finished with all of my gifts for family and friends and can't wait to be home in Minnesota for the holidays! Nothing like being surrounded by family and friends! For those of you who have no idea what to make that certain someone, might I suggest a table runner! Lately I been sewing with Avantgarde fabrics designed by Katarina Roccella and came up with a great project called Segments, a table runner exploding with color! I love the jewel toned colors in her collection and the painterly backgrounds. Segments is made entirely out of strips of varies widths and lengths, which makes for perfect assembly for the last minute gift givers! We are currently in the process of creating a wonderful Fabric Product Catalog for Advantgarde and I can't wait for you to see it! It's full of amazing projects and inspirations! Click here to look at all of our Product Catalog's for our previous fabric collections!
Here is what you need to get started:
Fabric A- AVG- 28907- Fat Quarter
Fabric B-AVG-28910- Fat Quarter
Fabric C-AVG-18904 - Fat Quarter
Fabric D- AVG-28901- Fat Quarter
Fabric E-AVG-18901- Fat Quarter
Fabric F-AVG-18906- Fat Quarter
Fabric G-AVG-18903- Fat Quarter
Fabric H-AVG-18910- 1/3 yd.
Binding-Fabric H- Included- 152” long-approx. - 4 strips
Backing- AVG-18912- 1 yd.
Each piece has 1/4" seam allowance.
Two (2) 3 1/2” x 14 1/2” strips from Fabric A, C, E, and G
One (1) 2 1/2” x 9 1/2” strips from Fabric A, C, E, and G
One (1) 4” x 5 1/2” strips from Fabric A, C, E, and G
Two (2) 1 1/2” x 5 1/2” strips from Fabric A, C, E, and G
One (1) 1 1/2” x 3 1/2” strips from Fabric A, C, E, and G
One (1) 4” x 9 1/2” strips from Fabric B, D,F,and H
Two (2) 2 1/2” x 9” strips from Fabric B, D,F,and H
One (1) 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” strips from Fabric B, D,F,and H
Two (2) 1 1/2” x 3 1/2” strips from Fabric B, D,F,and H
Sew two 1 1/2” x 3 1/2” strips from Fabric B to each side of a 1 1/2” x 3 1/2” strip from Fabric A. (Diagram 1)
Take a 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” strip from Fabric B and sew it to the top of your piece made in Diagram 1. (Diagram 2)
Next sew two 1 1/2” x 5 1/2” strips from Fabric A to each side of the piece made in Diagram 2. (Diagram 3)
Sew a 4” x 5 1/2” strip to the top of the piece created in Diagram 3. (Diagram 4)
Sew two 2 1/2” x 9” strips from Fabric B to each side of the piece created in Diagram 4. (Diagram 5)
Sew a 4” x 9 1/2” strip from Fabric B to the top of the piece created in Diagram 5. (Diagram 6)
Sew a 2 1/2” x 9 1/2”- strip from Fabric A to the top of the piece created in Diagram 6. (Diagram 7)
Sew two 3 1/2” X 14 1/2” strips from Fabric A to each side of the piece created in Diagram 7. (Diagram 8)
You should now have a piece that looks like Diagram 9. Repeat the same process in Diagram 1 -8 with the remaining fabric pieces to create three more pieces that look like Diagram 9. Sew pieces together following table runner illustration as a guide.
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.
- Cut enough strips 1 ½” wide by the width of Fabric H to make a final strip of 152” 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.
Good luck with all your last minute gift making! I wish everyone a safe and happy holidays! Stay tuned for the release of the Avantgarde Fabric Project Catalog!