Shades of Au­tumn Run­ner

Add touch of color to your Thanks­giv­ing ta­ble. Ap­pliquéd leaves will last long after the col­ors of their real coun­ter­parts have faded.

Quilters World - Autumn Colors - - Contents - DE­SIGNED & QUILTED BY CAROLYN S. VAGTS


Mea­sure­ments based on

42" us­able fabric width.

• Scraps au­tumn-color batiks

• 3/8 yard cream mot­tled batik

• 7/8 yard brown mot­tled batik • Back­ing to size

• Bat­ting to size

• Thread

• 1 yard 17"-wide fusi­ble web • Tem­plate ma­te­rial

• Ba­sic sew­ing tools and sup­plies


Pre­pare tem­plates for leaf shapes us­ing pat­terns given. Pre­pare 22–24 leaves for fusi­ble ap­pliqué re­fer­ring to pat­terns and Raw-edge Fusi­ble Ap­pliqué on page 48.

From cream mot­tled batik:

• Cut 1 (9" x 42") strip.

From brown mot­tled batik:

• Cut 2 (31/2" by fabric width) strips.

Trim to make 2 (31/2" x 36") B strips. • Cut 2 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 2 each 31/2" x 14"

C strips and 31/2" x 18" D strips. • Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width) bind­ing



1. Fold the A back­ground rec­tan­gle in half along length and crease to mark the cen­ter.

2. Mea­sure 5" in from each short end along each side and mark as shown in Fig­ure 1. 3. Lay a straight­edge from the marked line to the creased cen­ter and trim to make an an­gled end, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1.

4. Re­peat step 3 on the re­main­ing end to com­plete cut­ting A.

5. Cen­ter and sew a B strip to op­po­site long sides of A; press seams to­ward B strips.

6. Us­ing a straight­edge, trim ends of B strips at the same an­gle as A as shown in Fig­ure 2. 7. Align straight end of C with one an­gled end of A-B and stitch as shown in Fig­ure 3; press seam to­ward C. Trim the an­gled end as in step 6, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3. Re­peat with C on the op­po­site end.

8. Re­peat step 7 with D strips re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 4 to com­plete the pieced top.


1. Se­lect 10 or 12 pre­pared leaf shapes in a va­ri­ety of shapes and col­ors. Ar­range and fuse shapes to one end of the pieced top re­fer­ring to the Place­ment Di­a­gram and project photo for po­si­tion­ing. Re­peat on the op­po­site end of the pieced run­ner.

2. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Basics on page 110. 3. Quilt as de­sired. Trim edges even. 4. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Basics on page 110. 5. Us­ing thread to con­trast or match leaf fab­rics, stitch close to the edge of each shape and add leaf vein lines as de­sired to fin­ish the run­ner.

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