Easy Prairie Run­ner

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­sign by Nancy Ri­choux

A bor­der of prairie points adds color and zest to this easy ta­ble run­ner.


Skill Level: Con­fi­dent Begin­ner Run­ner Size: 361/2" x 131/2"


• 2 fat quar­ters each 4 bright col­ors (one light, one dark)

• 5⁄8 yard each 2 cream tonals

• Bat­ting 45" x 22"

• Threads to match fab­rics

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Cut­ting From bright-color fat quar­ters:

• Cut 1 (5" x 21") strip each fat quar­ter. Sub­cut each strip into 5 (4") B squares to to­tal 40.

From cream tonals:

• Cut 1 (71/4" by fab­ric width) strip each fab­ric. Sub­cut into 2 (71/4" x 183/4") A rect­an­gles each fab­ric.

• Cut 1 (9" by fab­ric width) strip each fab­ric. Sub­cut into 2 (9" x 21") back­ing rect­an­gles each fab­ric.

Com­plet­ing the Run­ner

1. Join two dif­fer­ent-fab­ric A pieces along the 183/4" edges as shown in Fig­ure 1; press seam to one side. Re­peat to make two A units, press­ing seam in the se­cond unit to the op­po­site side.

2. Join the two A units to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press seam to one side.

3. Join the four back­ing rect­an­gles to make a 171/2" x 411/2" back­ing piece.

4. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 124.

5. Quilt as de­sired; trim bat­ting only to match quilt top.

6. Fold each B square in half on one di­ag­o­nal; press. Fold in half again to make a tri­an­gle as shown in Fig­ure 2; press. Re­peat with all B squares to make a to­tal of 40 B tri­an­gles for prairie points.

7. Se­lect color or­der, and start­ing at one cor­ner of one long side of the quilted top, with all B tri­an­gles fac­ing the same di­rec­tion, place 15 B tri­an­gles along the edge of the quilted top, re­peat­ing color or­der, and slip­ping the end of one B into the open­ing of the pre­vi­ous B as shown in Fig­ure 3 un­til you reach the op­po­site end. Re­po­si­tion as nec­es­sary to fit; baste in place.

8. Con­tin­u­ing color or­der, place five tri­an­gles on the ad­ja­cent short end, butting edges as shown in Fig­ure 4; baste in place.

9. Re­peat steps 7 and 8 on the re­main­ing side and end of the quilted top. Stitch in place all around.

10. Fold back­ing edge in 3⁄8" all around and press. Fold back­ing edges over to the right side of the run­ner edges as shown in Fig­ure 5; hand- or ma­chine-stitch in place to fin­ish edges.

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