Harvest Table Runner
Imagine the statement you can make with your selected scraps, a background fabric and the use of a ruler. Grace your autumn table with a masterpiece. SPECIFICATIONS Skill Level: Intermediate Runner Size: Approximately 41" x 111/2"
• 8 (2" by fabric width) strips
assorted autumn-color batiks • 22 (2") squares assorted autumn
color batiks • 1/2 yard autumn-color print batik • 5/8 yard cream batik • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Template material or No. 882503 Joseph's Coat template set from EZ Quilting • Basic sewing tools and supplies
Prepare templates for A and B pieces. Cut A pieces from cream batik as directed on pattern and as per instructions. Cut B pieces as directed on pattern. Prepare the circle pieces for hand appliqué as per pattern and referring to Needle-Turn Appliqué on page 10. From autumn-color print batik: • Cut 11/4" bias strips to total 140" when joined with diagonal seams for binding. From cream batik: • Cut 3 (51/2" by fabric width) strips. • Cut 24 A pieces from the strips using
the A template.
COMPLETING THE RUNNER
Refer to the Placement Diagram as needed. 1. Select one each A and B piece. Referring to Figure 1, align the tip of the A piece with the tips of the B piece, right sides together with A on top and matching the center notches. Keeping the raw edges together just in front of the needle, ease A around the curve of B while stitching to create an A-B unit. Note: If the ends don't meet perfectly, don't worry. This area is covered with the circle appliqué and will not be seen.
2. Repeat step 1 on the opposite side of A to make a B-A-B unit as shown in Figure 2; finger-press seams toward B.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make a total of 12 B-A-B units.
4. Join three B-A-B units with three A pieces to make a flower unit as shown in Figure 3; finger-press seams toward B. Repeat to make a total of four flower units.
5. Join two flower units with B to make a two-flower unit as shown in Figure 4; finger-press seams toward B.
6. Sew B pieces to each A edge of the two-flower unit as in step 1 to complete the center section as shown in Figure 5; finger-press with seams toward B, and then flatten with an iron, using no steam and without moving the iron to avoid stretching.
7. Sew a B piece to five outer A edges of each remaining flower unit to complete two end units referring to Figure 6; press as in step 6.
8. Hand-appliqué a circle to the center of each of the end units and the center section units referring to Figure 7 and to Needle-Turn Appliqué on page 10.
9. Sew an end unit to each end of the center section as shown in Figure 8; press as in step 6.
10. Hand-appliqué circles to outer A/B intersections as shown in Figure 9.
Note: Circles will extend beyond the outer edges of the runner top. They will be trimmed later.
11. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 110. 12. Quilt as desired. 13. After quilting, hand- or machinebaste a scant 1/4" around the edge of the runner to hold the layers together and prevent shifting. 14. Press one long edge of the prepared bias binding 1/4" to the wrong side.