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"

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• 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.


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.

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