Strip Dash Run­ner

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­sign by Tri­cia Lynn Maloney

Trans­form your ta­ble or bed in a week­end with this su­per­sim­ple run­ner made out of sump­tu­ous batik pre­cuts. Pre­cut strips make this a fast and easy week­end pro­ject.

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

Skill Level: Begin­ner Run­ner Size: 90" x 22"

Ma­te­ri­als

• 45 pre­cut 21/2" x 151/2" batik A strips

• 5⁄8 yard brown batik

• 3/4 yard light blue-green batik

• Back­ing 98" x 30"

• Bat­ting 98" x 30"

• Neu­tral-color all-pur­pose thread

• Quilt­ing thread

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Cut­ting

1. Cut six 21/4" by fab­ric width strips brown batik for bind­ing.

2. Cut three 71/2" by fab­ric width strips light blue-green batik; sub­cut strips into 45 (21/2" x 71/2") B strips.

Com­plet­ing the Top

1. Sew a B strip to an A strip to make an A-B unit as shown in Fig­ure 1; press.

2. Re­peat step 1 to make a to­tal of 45 A-B units.

3. Se­lect two dif­fer­ent A-B units and join to make a strip unit, al­ter­nat­ing the ori­en­ta­tion of the pieces as shown in Fig­ure 2. Re­peat to make 22 strip units.

4. Join two strip units to make an A-B quad unit as shown in Fig­ure 3. Re­peat to make 11 quad units.

5. Join the quad units and add the ex­tra A-B unit to one end to com­plete the pieced top.

Com­plet­ing the Quilt

1. Sand­wich the bat­ting be­tween the pieced run­ner top and the pre­pared back­ing piece; pin or baste lay­ers to­gether to hold. Quilt as de­sired by hand or ma­chine.

2. When quilt­ing is com­plete, trim bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric even with raw edges of the run­ner top.

3. Join bind­ing strips on the short ends to make a long strip; press seams open. Fold the bind­ing strip with wrong sides to­gether along length; press.

4. Sew bind­ing to the run­ner edges, mi­ter­ing cor­ners and over­lap­ping ends. Fold bind­ing to the back side and stitch in place to fin­ish the run­ner.

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