Win­ter Batik Run­ner

This gor­geous ta­ble run­ner can grace your ta­ble all through the win­ter.

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Brush up on your piec­ing skills.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 1/4 yard dark blue tonal batik* • 1/2 yard light blue tonal batik* • 1/2 yard medium blue print batik* • 5/ 8 yard dark blue print batik* • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies From medium blue print batik: • Cut 1 (41/4" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 4 (41/4") squares. Cut each square on both di­ag­o­nals to make 16 C tri­an­gles. • Cut 3 (2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 2 (2" x 251/2") I strips

and 2 (2 x 161/2") J strips. From dark blue print batik: • Cut 2 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 (31/2") A squares and 8 (23/ 8") E squares. Cut each E square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 16 E tri­an­gles. • Cut 3 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each F square.

2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place an F square right sides to­gether on op­po­site cor­ners of an A square and stitch on the marked lines. Trim seam al­lowances to 1/4" and press F to the right side to com­plete one A-F unit.

3. Re­peat step 2 to com­plete a to­tal of 16 A-F units.

4. Sew an E tri­an­gle to the right an­gled edge and a B tri­an­gle to the left an­gled edge of D to com­plete one B-D-E unit as shown in Fig­ure 2; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 16 B-D-E units.

5. Sew a B tri­an­gle to each an­gled edge of C to com­plete a B-C unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 16 B-C units.

6. To com­plete one Win­ter Batik block, se­lect two each A-F, B-C and B-D-E units.

7. Join one each B-C and B-D-E unit to com­plete a block quar­ter as shown in Fig­ure 4; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond block quar­ter.

8. Sew a block quar­ter to an A-F unit to make a row as shown in Fig­ure 5; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond row.

9. Join the rows to com­plete one Win­ter Batik block re­fer­ring to the block draw­ing; press. 10. Re­peat steps 6–9 to com­plete a to­tal of 8 Win­ter Batik blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE RUN­NER

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for join­ing blocks in rows and adding bor­der strips.

1. Ar­range and join four Win­ter Batik blocks to make a row; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond row.

2. Join the rows to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

3. Sew G strips to op­po­site long sides and H strips to the short ends of the pieced cen­ter; press.

4. Sew I strips to op­po­site long sides and J strips to the short ends of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the run­ner top; press.

5. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94.

6. Quilt as de­sired.

7. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish.

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