Today I have been sewing with one of our new AGF Studio collections called Heart Melodies! I have definitely fallen in love, with the feminine, soft, beautiful hues as well as the music inspired theme behind the collection! This fabric collection is perfect for the person in your life who loves to create music as well as those of us who appreciate the beauty that music brings to our lives. I decided to create a table runner tutorial called Love Song. It consists of two different blocks that I have mixed with our snow Pure Element which showcases Heart Melodies prints quite nicely.
Here is what you need to get started:
Fabric A- HME-70409- 1/3 yd.
Fabric B-HME-80408- 1 FQ
Fabric C-HME-70407- 1 FQ
Fabric D-HME-80404 - 1 FQ
Fabric E-HME-70408- 3/8 yd.
Fabric F-HME-80405- 1 FQ
Fabric G- PE-433- 3/8 yd.
Binding - Fabric E- 170” long- approx. 4 strips- included
Backing- HME-70402- 1 yd.
Twelve (12) 3” x 3“ squares from Fabric A
Twelve (12) 3” x 5 1/2“ rectangles from Fabric A
Four (4) 2 1/2” x 5 1/2“ strips from Fabric B
Four (4) 2 1/2” x 3“ rectangle from Fabric B
One (1) 5 1/2” x 10 1/2“ ” rectangle from Fabric C and F
Two (2) 3“ x 5 1/2” strips from Fabric C and F
Four (4) 3“ x 3” squares from Fabric D
Two (2) 3” x 5 1/2” strips from Fabric D
Four (4) 3” x 10 1/2” strips from Fabric D
One (1) 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” square from Fabric E
Eight (8) 3“ x 3” squares from Fabric G
Eight (8) 2“ x 3” rectangle from Fabric G
Sixteen (16) 3“ x 4 1/2” strips from Fabric G
Four (4) 3” x 5 1/2” strips from Fabric G
To create block 1 take two 3” squares from Fabric G and sew it to each side of a 3” x 5 1/2” strip form Fabric C. Repeat this same step again to get to pieces that look like Diagram 1.
Next take a 5 1/2” x 10 1/2” rectangle from Fabric C. Sew each piece made in Diagram 1 to each side. (Diagram 2)
Next take a 3” square from Fabric A and sew it to a 2“x 3” rectangle from Fabric G. (Diagram 3.1) Then sew a 3” x 4 1/2” strip from Fabric G to the top of it! (Diagram 3.2) Repeat this same process and make a total of 4 of this blocks.
Now take the blocks created in Diagram 3.2 and sew to each side of a 2 1/2” x 5 1/2” strip from Fabric B. Repeat this step twice to get to pieces that look like Diagram 4.
Take the piece created in Diagram 2 and sew each piece created in Diagram 4 to the top and bottom. (Diagram 5)
Next take a 2 1/2” x 3” rectangle from Fabric B and sew two 3” x 4 1/2” strips from Fabric G to each end. (Diagram 6)
Take two 3” x 5 1/2” strips from Fabric A and sew to each end of the piece made in Diagram 6. (Diagram 7) Repeat this step again to get two pieces that look like
Sew pieces made in Diagram 7 to each side of the piece from Diagram 5. Following the table runner illustration as a guide create another block 1 using the remaining fabric pieces.
To create block 2, take two 3” x 5 1/2” strips from Fabric G and sew it to each side of a 5 1/2” square from Fabric E.
Next take two 3” squares from Fabric D and sew to a 3” x 5 1/2” strip from Fabric G. Repeat this step again.
Sew the two pieces made in Diagram 10 to the top and bottom of the piece made in Diagram 9. (Diagram 11)
Now take two 3” x 10 1/2” strips from Fabric D and sew it to each side of the piece created in Diagram 11.
Take two 3” squares from Fabric A and sew it to a 3” x 10 1/2” strip from Fabric D. Repeat this step a second time.
Next take two 3” x 5 1/2” strips from Fabric A and sew to each end of a 3” x 5 1/2” strip from Fabric D. Repeat this step again. (Diagram 14)
Following Diagram 15, sew together pieces made in Diagram 12, 13 and 14.
Once all three of your blocks are complete sew together following the quilt illustration as 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 E to make a final strip of 170” 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 you all enjoyed the Love Song table runner tutorial! The colors are so pretty and romantic and would make the perfect Valentine's Day gift for a friend. Stay tuned for the Heart Melodies Fabric Project Catalog coming soon, where you can find more great projects designed with Heart Melodies fabric!