Color Streaks Run­ner & Place Mats

Put your scraps to work mak­ing th­ese lovely place mats and ta­ble run­ner. Just pick your back­ground fab­ric and dig through your scraps for your fa­vorites.

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A fun, scrap-friendly ta­ble set.

Color Streaks Run­ner MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Scraps as­sorted- color tonals

and prints • 1 yard dark gray tonal • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sew­ing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING From as­sorted-color scraps:

• Cut ap­prox­i­mately 60 strips 11/4"–2" wide

and 7" long. • Cut 21/4"-wide strips from longer as­sort­ed­color scraps in vary­ing lengths of 12"–18" to equal 160" when joined for bind­ing. From dark gray tonal: • Cut 2 (141/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 2 (61/2" x 141/2") A strips, 4 (31/2" x 141/2") B strips, 2 (41/2" x 141/2") C strips, 2 (21/2" x 141/2") D strips and 1 (51/2" x 141/2") E strip.

COM­PLET­ING THE RUN­NER

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for con­struc­tion steps. 1. Se­lect 11 or 12 of the scrap strips of vary­ing widths; join the strips on the 7" lengths to make a strip set 7" x at least 15"; press seams open. Re­peat to make four or five strip sets. 2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, sub­cut the strip sets into four 21/2"-wide I strips, four 11/2"-wide J strips and two 31/2"-wide K strips. Trim each strip to 141/2" tall. 3. Ar­range and join the A, B, C, D and E strips with the pieced I, J and K strips along the 141/2" sides to make the pieced run­ner top; press.

I have a hard time throw­ing away even the small­est scrap of a fun fab­ric, so I ap­pre­ci­ate a pat­tern that lets me jus­tify my over­flow­ing scrap bins.” —Chris Malone

4. Create a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. 5. Quilt as de­sired. 6. Bind edges us­ing the as­sorted scrap bind­ing strips re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish.

Color Streaks Place Mats MA­TE­RI­ALS Ma­te­ri­als given make 2 place mats.

• Scraps of as­sorted- color tonals

and prints • 1/4 yard each 2 tonals or prints • 1/2 yard dark gray tonal • 2 back­ing rec­tan­gles to size • 2 bat­ting rec­tan­gles to size • Thread • Ba­sic sew­ing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING From as­sorted-color scraps:

• Cut ap­prox­i­mately 30 strips 11/4"–2" wide and 7" long.

From tonals or prints:

• Cut 2 (21/4" by fab­ric width) strips each fab­ric for bind­ing.

From dark gray tonal:

• Cut 1 (121/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 2 (21/2" x 121/2") F strips, 4 (31/2" x 121/2") G strips and 2 (41/2" x 121/2") H strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE PLACE MATS

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for con­struc­tion steps.

1. Se­lect nine or 10 of the scrap strips of vary­ing widths; join the strips on the 7" lengths to make a strip set 7" x at least 13"; press seams open. Re­peat to make a to­tal of two or three strip sets.

2. Sub­cut the strip sets into four 11/2"-wide L strips and two 21/2"-wide M strips as shown in Fig­ure 2. Trim each strip to 121/2" tall.

3. Ar­range and join one each F and H strip and two G strips with two L strips and one M strip to make one place mat top; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond place mat top.

4. Create a quilt sand­wich with one each back­ing and bat­ting rec­tan­gle and one place mat top re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. Re­peat with the sec­ond place mat top. 5. Quilt as de­sired. 6. Bind edges us­ing two match­ing bind­ing strips for each place mat re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish. QW

Fig­ure 1

Color Streaks Run­ner Assem­bly Di­a­gram 59" x 14"

Color Streaks Run­ner Quilt­ing Di­a­gram

Color Streaks Place Mat Quilt­ing Di­a­gram

Color Streaks Place Mat Assem­bly Di­a­gram 16" x 12"

Fig­ure 2

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