Thursday, April 22, 2010

Runner tutorial

I was playing with some blocks yesterday, with some of the
Amy butler scraps I have, thinking I needed a new runner for my table at my house...
I really liked the block, so I wanted to share it with you...
I made two of the above blocks then changed the color arrangements
for a third block for length and to center it...

my runner has 2 blocks with green stars, and one block with a navy star

Directions Below
are for making only one block

Fussy cut 1 -
4 1/2" block for the center (left above block)

from same fabric
Cut 1 - 5 1/4" block and cut criss cross into quarters like the drawing,
this gives you 4 small triangles.

Cut 2 - 4 7/8" block and cut diagonally only

from the same fabric
Cut 1 - 5 1/4"" block and cut criss cross diagonally, as above drawing.
this gives you 4 triangles.

cut 2 - 4 7/8" blocks and cut diagonally

cut 6 - 2 7/8" blocks and cut diagonally

cut 2 - 2 7/8" blocks cut diagonally

this is the layout for the center block

I sewn these three squares together...
then I added a 4" X 12.5" strip on each end of a matching fabric,

Now it's ready for backing, batting and quilting...

Hopefully I'll get mine quilted and ready for binding today...
Have fun!


  1. Great block! such a pretty runner too!

  2. Super cute! Luv how you fussy cut the star centers. Happy sewing!

  3. Thanks for the directions. You make it seem so easy. I wish I had seen this earlier...I was looking for something to make for Amy's Sew and Tell Friday! Oh well...I'll keep it in mind for a future project. I really like your center block. Glad to know it is fussy cut. At first, I thought it was applique.

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  5. (Trying again!) That is super cute! I love the fussy cutting and the movement in these blocks. I think I'm going to have to make one!

  6. I love the fabric you used......great tutorial too!

  7. Thanks for the tutorial, it is a pretty pattern! I like the fabrics you used, they look so fresh.

  8. Nice - thanks!
    have a great weekend

  9. Thanks for a fun pattern! When I first saw it I thought it was going to be difficult. You walk us through it so it isn't difficult at all.

  10. Gorgeous blocks and really nice tutorial!

  11. Love it and looking forward to trying it.

  12. You´re so fast! Love your style!

  13. Lots of motion in that it!

  14. Interesting and beautiful runner..the center square makes the block!

  15. Hey, this looks like it could be totally addictive! Great example and your blog is always one of the best ones to check out first-thank you for using color and so well too!

  16. I have tried to remain oblivious to table runners, but this look like sooooo much fun. It is short and sweet and a great way to try new blocks that you may not want to make a whole quilt of.


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