Beach Glass Run­ner

Use your fa­vorite 2½" pre­cut strips to make an easy ta­ble run­ner in an af­ter­noon.

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A perfect project for your fa­vorite 21/2" pre­cut strips.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 6 pre­cut 21/2" x 42" strips each light

and dark batiks for blocks* • 4 pre­cut 21/2" x 42" strips co­or­di­nat­ing

batiks for bind­ing* • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size* • Thread* • Ba­sic sew­ing tools and sup­plies *Bali Poppy Beach Glass fab­ric col­lec­tion from Hoff­man; Hobbs bat­ting; Au­ri­fil thread used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING

Sort the 2½" strips for blocks into six pairs of one each light and dark fab­ric. From each of the 6 pairs of 2 ½ " strips: • Cut 6 light 21/2" A squares. • Cut 4 light 21/2" x 61/2" B rec­tan­gles. • Cut 6 dark 21/2" C squares. • Cut 4 dark 21/2" x 61/2" D rec­tan­gles.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Se­lect one set of light and dark pieces from one strip pair to make two each Light and Dark Beach Glass blocks.

2. For the light blocks, sew an A square to op­po­site sides of a C square to make a cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 1; press.

3. Sew B to op­po­site sides of the cen­ter row re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2 to com­plete one Light Beach Glass block; press.

4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 to com­plete a sec­ond match­ing Light Beach Glass block.

5. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 with one A square, two C squares and two D rec­tan­gles to make one Dark Beach Glass block re­fer­ring to the block draw­ing. Re­peat to make a sec­ond match­ing block.

6. Re­peat steps 1–5 with each re­main­ing set of light and dark pieces to make a to­tal of 12 each Light Beach Glass and Dark Beach Glass blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE RUN­NER

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for con­struc­tion steps.

1. Ar­range and join the blocks in eight rows of three blocks each, al­ter­nat­ing light and dark blocks; press.

2. Join the rows to com­plete the run­ner top; press.

3. Create a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. 4. Quilt as de­sired. 5. Bind edges us­ing the pre­cut batik bind­ing strips and re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish. QW

Beach Glass Run­ner Quilt­ing Di­a­gram

Beach Glass Run­ner Assem­bly Di­a­gram 48" x 18"

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