Twisted Ta­ble Run­ner

Don’t let this de­sign fool you. It’s much sim­pler than it looks. Not ev­ery beau­ti­ful quilted piece has to be dif­fi­cult.

Quilters World - Autumn Colors - - Contents - DE­SIGNED & QUILTED BY PAM BOSWELL

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 3/8 yard medium brown tonal* • 1/2 yard dark brown tonal*

• 2/3 yard black tonal*

• 15/8 yards cream tonal*

• Bat­ting to size

• Back­ing to size

• Thread

• Ba­sic sew­ing tools and sup­plies

*Mighty Pines from the Stone­henge fabric col­lec­tion from North­cott used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING

From medium brown tonal:

• Cut 3 (27/8" by fabric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 36 (27/8") E squares. From dark brown tonal:

• Cut 3 (27/8" by fabric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 36 (27/8") C squares. • Cut 2 (21/2" by fabric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 24 (21/2") F squares.

From black tonal:

• Cut 4 (27/8" by fabric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 48 (27/8") D squares. • Cut 4 (2" by fabric width) strips.

Sub­cut 1 strip into 2 (2" x 161/2") G strips. Set aside re­main­ing strips for H.

From cream tonal:

• Cut 4 (27/8" by fabric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 48 (27/8") A squares. • Cut 1 (41/2" by fabric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 12 (21/2" x 41/2")

B rec­tan­gles. • Cut 4 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Sub­cut 1 strip into 2 (31/2" x 191/2") I strips. Set aside re­main­ing strips for J.

Cut 5 (21/4" by fabric width) bind­ing strips. •

The warm tones of fall mesh to­gether us­ing sim­ple piec­ing to make a vivid foun­da­tion for your au­tumn ta­ble.” —Pam Boswell

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each A and F square, 12 C squares and 24 E squares.

2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place an F square right sides to­gether on one end of a B rec­tan­gle. Stitch on the marked line. Trim 1/4" be­yond the stitched line and press F to the right side. 3. Re­peat step 2 on the re­main­ing end of B to com­plete one B-F unit re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2. 4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 to com­plete a to­tal of 12 B-F units.

5. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3, place an A square right sides to­gether with an un­marked C square and stitch

1/4" on each side of the marked line; cut apart on the marked line and press open to com­plete two A-C units. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 48 A-C units. 6. Re­peat step 5 with marked C squares and D to make 24 C-D units, D and marked E squares to make 48 D-E units, A and D to make 24 A-D units, and A and E to make 24 A-E units re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 4. 7. To com­plete one block, se­lect two each A-D, A-E and C-D units, four each A-C and D-E units, and one B-F unit.

8. Ar­range and join the pieced units in four rows re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 5 for po­si­tion­ing of each unit in each row; press. 9. Join the rows to com­plete one Ar­row block; press.

10. Re­peat steps 7–9 to com­plete a to­tal of 12 Ar­row blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram as needed for all con­struc­tion steps. 1. Ar­range and join the Ar­row blocks in six ver­ti­cal rows of two blocks each re­fer­ring to the ar­rows in Fig­ure 6 for po­si­tion­ing of blocks in each row. 2. Join the rows to com­plete the pieced cen­ter.

3. Sew G strips to op­po­site short ends of the pieced cen­ter; press.

4. Join the H strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two 2" x 511/2" H strips.

5. Sew H strips to op­po­site long sides of the pieced cen­ter; press.

6. Sew I strips to the short ends of the pieced cen­ter; press.

7. Join the J strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two 31/2" x 571/2" J strips.

8. Sew J strips to op­po­site long sides of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the run­ner top; press.

9. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Basics on page 110.

10. Quilt as de­sired.

11. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Basics on page 110 to fin­ish.

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