If you've got a lot of scraps of one color, imagine them in this table runner.
Skill Level: Beginner Runner Size: approximately 481/2" x 183/4"
• 74 (31/2") A squares assorted orange batiks • 3/8 yard orange batik • 1/2 yard yellow batik • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies
Cutting From orange batik:
• Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.
From yellow batik:
• Cut 4 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut 1 strip into 2 (31/2" x 131/4") B strips. Set aside remaining 3 strips for C.
Completing the Runner
1. Select and join seven A squares to make a long strip as shown in Figure 1; press. Repeat to make a total of eight long strips. 2. Repeat step 1 with five A squares to make a medium strip as shown in Figure 2; press. Repeat to make a second medium strip. 3. Join three A squares to make a short strip as shown in Figure 3; press. Repeat to make a second short strip. 4. Arrange and join the eight long strips as shown in Figure 4; press. 5. Sew a medium strip and short strip to each end of the pieced section, again referring to Figure 4; press. Add an A square to opposite angled ends. 6. Using a straightedge and rotary cutter, trim 1/4" from the intersecting seams all around the edges as shown in Figure 5. 7. Sew B strips to opposite short ends of the trimmed center, being careful not to stretch the pieced center as you stitch.
8. Join the C strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two 31/2" x 49" C strips.
9. Sew C strips to opposite long sides of the pieced center, being careful not to stretch the pieced center as you stitch, to complete the runner top; press. 10. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 109.
11. Quilt as desired.
12. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 109 to finish.