Set a table that will have everyone talking. This design says elegance and style.
• Materials given make 1 runner and 4 each place mats and napkin rings. • 28 (9") squares assorted ivory, taupe, brown, gray and green batiks • 3/4 yard dark brown/gray batik • Backing to size for runner • 4 (22") backing squares for
place mats • Batting to size for runner • 4 (22") batting squares for place mats and 4 (1" x 81/2") C batting strips • Thread • 4 (7/8") decorative buttons • Template material • 14"-diameter round object or
circle template • Basic sewing tools and supplies
Prepare templates using the patterns given on pages 30 and 31. From each of the assorted batiks: • Cut 1 each A and B piece using
prepared templates. From dark brown/gray batik: • Cut 21/4"-wide bias strips and join to make a 112"-long binding strip for the runner and a 200" strip for the place mats. • Cut 4 (2" x 81/2") C strips.
COMPLETING THE BLOCKS
1. Pair each A piece with a contrasting B piece. Arrange four A-B pairs as shown in Figure 1 for one block. Repeat with remaining pairs for a total of seven blocks. When satisfied with the arrangements, pin each set of A-B pairs together and then the four A-B pairs for each block.
2. Select one set of four pinned A-B pairs for one block. To piece one A-B unit, place the B piece on top of A and pin at each end of the curved seam and one at the midpoint, matching the notches as shown in Figure 2.
3. Sew carefully along the curved seam as shown in Figure 3, removing pins as you sew.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the remaining three sets of A-B pairs. Press seams as shown in Figure 4.
5. Arrange the four A-B units with A pieces on the inside, again referring to Figure 4; join to complete one Echo block.
6. Repeat steps 2–5 to complete a total of seven Echo blocks.
COMPLETING THE RUNNER
1. Select and join three Echo blocks to complete the pieced runner top.
2. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 110. 3. Quilt as desired. 4. Use 14"-diameter object or circle template to round each end of the runner referring to Figure 5 and the Placement Diagram. 5. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 110 to finish.
COMPLETING THE PLACE MATS
1. Create a quilt sandwich with one Echo block and a 22" batting and backing square referring to Quilting Basics on page 110. 2. Quilt as desired. 3. Use a 14"-diameter object or circle template to round all edges to complete one quilted place mat.
4. Repeat steps 1–3 to make a total of four quilted place mats.
5. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 110 to finish.
COMPLETING THE NAPKIN RINGS
1. Fold a C strip in half with right sides together along the length and pin to a C batting strip. Sew along all raw edges, leaving a 2" opening in the center referring to Figure 6.
2. Trim batting close to seam, trim corners and turn right side out through the opening; press flat. Fold seam allowance opening to the inside; hand-stitch opening closed.
3. Topstitch 1/4" from edges all around.
4. Make a machine buttonhole on one side 5/8" from the end and sew the button 7/8" from the opposite end as shown in Figure 7 to finish the napkin ring. 5. Repeat steps 1–4 to complete a total of four napkin rings.
Echo 14" x 14" Finished Block Make 7
Echoes Place Mat Placement Diagram 14" diameter Make 4
Echoes Napkin Ring Placement Diagram 3/ 4" x 8" Make 4