Shiny Or­na­ments Ta­ble Runner

Annie's Christmas Winter 2018 Special - - Contents - De­signed & Quilted by Chris Malone

Skill Level

BE­GIN­NER

Fin­ished Size Runner Size: 50" x 16" Block Size: 6" x 16" fin­ished Num­ber of Blocks: 7

Ma­te­ri­als

high­lights

high­lights

high­lights

• Back­ing to size

• Bat­ting to size

• Thread

(op­tional)

• Tem­plate ma­te­rial

• 1/4 yard light gray-with-sil­ver

• 1/ 3 yard dark gray-with-sil­ver

• 1/2 yard dark gray-with-sil­ver stripe

• 2/ 3 yard white-with-sil­ver high­lights

• 7/8 yard light blue-with-sil­ver

• 7 (31/2" x 41/2") scraps bat­ting

• 21 (4mm) sil­ver beads

• 7( 5/8"- di­am­e­ter) gray but­tons

• Small (30mm) yo-yo maker

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Cut­ting

Pre­pare tem­plates for the yo-yo cir­cle and bow pieces us­ing pat­terns given in the in­sert.

From light gray-with­sil­ver high­lights:

• Cut 2 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 7 (21/2" x 61/2") G rec­tan­gles.

From dark gray-with­sil­ver high­lights:

• Cut 1 (61/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 14 (21/2" x 61/2") F rec­tan­gles.

From dark gray-with­sil­ver stripe:

• Cut 1 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 7 (11/2" x 21/2") H rec­tan­gles. • Cut 4 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

From white-with-sil­ver high­lights:

• Cut 2 (71/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 14 (31/4" x 71/2") A rec­tan­gles, 7 (21/2" x 61/2") D rec­tan­gles and 14 (11/2" x 21/2") B rec­tan­gles. • Cut 2 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 28 (21/2") C squares.

From light blue-with­sil­ver high­lights:

• Cut 1 (7" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 7 (41/2" x 7") K rec­tan­gles for bows and 7 (1" x 71/2") E strips. • Cut 1 (161/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 8 (11/2" x 161/2") I strips and 21 yo-yo cir­cles us­ing pre­pared yo-yo cir­cle tem­plate.

Com­plet­ing the Blocks

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

2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place a C square right sides to­gether on one end of F and stitch on the marked line. Trim seam al­lowance to 1/4" and press C to the right side. Re­peat with a sec­ond C on the re­main­ing end of F to com­plete a C-F unit.

3. Re­peat step 2 to com­plete a to­tal of 14 C-F units.

4. Sew B to each short end of H to make a B-H unit as shown in Fig­ure 2;

press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of seven B-H units.

5. Sew A to each long side of E to make an A-E unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of seven A-E units.

6. To com­plete one Or­na­ment block, se­lect one each A-E and B-H unit, one each D and G rec­tan­gle, and two C-F units.

7. Join two C-F units with G and add D to the bot­tom to com­plete the or­na­ment base as shown in Fig­ure 4; press.

8. Join the or­na­ment base and the A-E unit with the B-H unit to com­plete one Or­na­ment block as shown in Fig­ure 5; press.

9. Re­peat steps 6–8 to com­plete a to­tal of seven Or­na­ment blocks.

Mak­ing the Yo-yos

Re­fer to the man­u­fac­turer's in­struc­tions if us­ing a yo-yo maker to make yo-yos.

1. Hold a yo-yo cir­cle with the wrong side of the cir­cle fac­ing you; fin­ger­press a 1/4" hem as you hand-sew a run­ning stitch all around near the fold us­ing a dou­bled, knot­ted thread as shown in Fig­ure 6.

2. Pull the thread to gather the edges to­gether into a tight open­ing, us­ing your fin­gers to pull the fold to the cen­ter of the cir­cle as shown in Fig­ure 7.

3. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 8, take the thread to the back through the open­ing and knot but do not clip the thread. Bring the thread back up through to the top, pick up a sil­ver bead and push the nee­dle to the back. Pull thread to tighten and flat­ten yo-yo with bead cov­er­ing top open­ing. Make a few stitches to se­cure the bead. Knot the thread on the back side; clip thread to com­plete one yo-yo.

4. Re­peat steps 1–3 to com­plete a to­tal of 21 yo-yos.

Mak­ing the Bows

1. Fold each K rec­tan­gle in half with right sides to­gether to make 31/2" x 41/2" rec­tan­gles. Trace the bow shape on the wrong side of each folded rec­tan­gle. Pin to scraps of bat­ting.

2. Sew on the traced lines. Cut out shapes 1/8" from seam line; clip curves.

3. Cut a slit in the cen­ter of each bow through one layer of fab­ric only.

4. Turn right side out through the slit. Press edges smooth and flat.

5. Whip­stitch (see page 125) open edges to­gether as shown in Fig­ure 9.

6. Sew gath­er­ing stitches up the cen­ter of one bow us­ing dou­bled, knot­ted match­ing thread. Pull the thread to gather the cen­ter of the bow tightly as shown in Fig­ure 10.

7. Wrap the thread around the cen­ter a few times and knot, re­move the nee­dle leav­ing the ex­cess length of thread to use later to at­tach bow as shown in Fig­ure 11.

8. Re­peat steps 6 and 7 to com­plete a to­tal of seven bows.

Com­plet­ing the Runner

1. Ar­range and join the Or­na­ment blocks with the I strips, be­gin­ning and end­ing with an I strip and turn­ing ev­ery other block, to com­plete the pieced top; press.

2. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 120.

3. Quilt as de­sired.

4. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 120.

5. Cen­ter and hand-stitch the outer edges of three pre­pared yo-yos to G in each com­pleted block as shown in Fig­ure 12.

6. Us­ing the tail of thread left on one bow, add a gray but­ton to the

bow cen­ter, and then stitch the but­ton and bow to E just above the or­na­ment base (H) as shown in Fig­ure 13. Tack un­der­neath lay­ers on each side to se­cure.

7. Re­peat with re­main­ing bows to com­plete the ta­ble runner. •

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