Hello Fabric Lovers,
Need a project that is fun and takes almost no time at all to complete? Well I got the perfect project for you then! This project is great for beginner quilters who want to practice there sewing and quilting but also for the more advanced who need gift for a upcoming birthday or just for anyone who wants to make something new to brighten up their home. I created a table runner called Frolic featuring the Chalk and Paint fabric collection by Sew Caroline. This collection is playful, cheery and full of warm soothing colors!
Here is what you will need to get started!
Finished Size: 16" x 48"
Fabric A- CHP-50208 - 1 FQ.
Fabric B- CHP-40205- 1 FQ.
Fabric C-CHP-40209- 1 FQ.
Fabric D- CHP-40200- 1 FQ.
Fabric E- CHP- 50206- 1 FQ.
Fabric F- CHP-50201- 1 FQ.
Fabric G- PE-433- 1 FQ.
Binding- CHP-40206- 138” long - 4 strips- 1/4 yd.
Backing- CHP-40207- 1 5/8 yds
Two (2) 4 7/8” squares from Fabric A,C,E
Four (4) 4 1/2” x 8 1/2” strips from Fabric A,C,E
One (1) 8 1/2”square from Fabric B,D, and F
Six (6) 4 7/8” squares from Fabric G
Step 1: To create Half Square Triangles
To create two half square triangle with Fabric A and Fabric G, take 4 7/8” x 47/8” squares from both fabrics. Place on top with right sides together! Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other. Sew on each side of the line you drew at 1 /4”. Cut on your diagonal line. Press seams open
You will need a total of four HST’s from A/G, C/G and E/G.
Step 2: Creating the Block
Sew the following rows together :
Row 1: Sew a A/G HST to another A/G HST to a 4 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip .
Row 2: Sew a 4 1/2” x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric A to a 8 1/2” square from Fabric B to another 2 1/2 “x 8 1/2” strip from Fabric A
Row 3: Sew a 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” strip from Fabric A to a A?G HST to another A/G HST.
Follow Diagram 2 as a guide for fabric placement.
Step 3: Sewing the Rows
Next sew all three rows together to complete your first block. Repeat this same process for the remaining two blocks. For your center block follow table runner illustration as a guide the block is a mirror image of the top and bottom block. Sew all three blocks together and you ready to quilt and bind!
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 CHP-40206 to make a final strip of 138” 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 the Frolic table runner brightened your day! For more fun projects from the Chalk and Paint fabric collection stay tuned for our Fabric Project Catalog coming out shortly!