Hope you are having a great 2016 so far! This time of year is the coldest time of year so I hope you all are staying warm. To help you think warm thoughts I want to share a table runner called Oasis featuring Coastline Fabrics! Coastline is designed by Sharon Holland and makes you feel like you are on a tropical getaway with the sand between your toes and the wind in your hair! This collection pairs well with our Pure Elements which also helps to make the prints in the collection come to life. So for those of you who can't escape on a tropical getaway here is the next best thing! Grab a drink with a umbrella in it and lets get started!
Here is what you need to get started:
Fabric A- CTL-49907- 1/4yd.
Fabric B- CTL-59909 - 1/4yd.
Fabric C- CTL-49903- 1/4yd.
Fabric D- PE-442- 1/8 yd.
Fabric E-PE-464- 1/8 yd
Fabric F-PE-438- 1/8 yd.
Fabric G-426- 1/8 yd.
Fabric H- PE-433- 3/8 yd.
Binding- DEN-S-2003- 152” long- 1/4 yd.
Backing- CTL-49900- 1 2/3 yds.
Each piece has 1/4" seam allowance added.
One (1) 6 1/2” x 6 1/2“ square from Fabric A, B and C
Eight (8) 3 1/2” x 3 1/2“ squares from Fabric A, B and C
Eight (8) 3 7/8” x 3 7/8“ squares from Fabric A, B, and C
One (1) 3 1/2” x 6 1/2“ strip from Fabric D and G
Two (2) 3 7/8” x 3 7/8“ squares from Fabric D and G
Two (2) 3 1/2” x 6 1/2“ strips from Fabric E and F
Four (4) 3 7/8” x 3 7/8“ squares from Fabric E and F
Twelve (12) 3 7/8” x 3 7/8“ squares from Fabric H
Six (6) 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” strips from Fabric H
Half Square Triangle Construction
To create two half square triangles with Fabric A and Fabric D, take a 3 7/8” square from both fabrics. (Diagram 1)
Place on top with right sides together! Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other. (Diagram 2)
Sew on each side of the line you drew at 1 /4”. Cut on your diagonal line. Press seams open. (Diagram 3)
You will need a total of 4 HST's from the following Fabrics: A/D, A/E, B/E, B/F, C/F, and C/G
You will need a total of 8 HST’s from the following Fabrics: A/H,B/H, and C/H
Once your HST’s are complete, sew the following rows together: (follow Diagram 4 for fabric placement)
Row 1: Sew a 3 1/2” square from Fabric A to a A/D HST to a 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” strip from Fabric D to a A/D HST to a 3 1/2” square from Fabric A.
Row 2: Sew a A/H HST to a 3 1/2” square from Fabric A to a A/D HST to another A/D HST to a 3 1/2” square from Fabric A to a A/H HST.
Row 3: Sew a A/H HST to a 3 1/2” square from Fabric A to a A/E HST to another A/E HST to a 3 1/2” square from Fabric A to a A/H HST.
Row 4: Sew a 3 1/2” square from Fabric A to a A/E HST to a 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” strip from Fabric E to a A/E HST to a 3 1/2” square from Fabric A.
Once rows are sewn sew row 1 and 2 together and then sew row 3 and 4 together. Set pieces aside.
Sew two sets of A/H HST’s together following Diagram 5.1. Sew each set to a 6 1/2” square from Fabric A.
Next sew a 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” strip from Fabric H to each side of the piece created in Diagram 5.1. (Diagram 5.2)
Take pieces made in Diagram 4 and 5.2 and sew together following Diagram 6. Create two more blocks using the remaining fabric pieces, follow 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 DEN-S-2003 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.
Hope this table runner tutorial brought a little warmth to you and your home! Stay tuned for the Coastline Fabric Project Catalog coming soon, where you can find more great projects designed with Coastline fabrics!