Strip Dash Runner
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.
Skill Level: Beginner Runner Size: 90" x 22"
• 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
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.