Candy Stripe Christmas Table Runner

Project Creator: Roslyn Russell
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: INTERMEDIATE

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Tools

> Scissors
> Brother NV1800Q Computerised Sewing Machine
> Rotary cutter, mat
> Quilting Ruler

Materials

> 4 different fabrics a half yard of a festive print, then 3 fat quarters of coordinating coloured fabric
> 1 backing fabric (something pieced or extra wide as it will need to be about 50” wide and 20” in length, then trimmed after quilting)
> 1/2 yard of striped fabric for binding
> Cotton quilt batting
> Thread for piecing and quilting

Step 1:

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Construction:

Note: The finished dimensions are 45” wide and 16” long. You may wish to adjust this size depending on the length of your table.

Cut your fabrics:

> Christmas print: 3 6.5” x 16”
> Fabric A (white): 6 2.5” x 16”
> Fabric B (green): 3 4.5” x 16”
> Fabric C (red chevron): 2 1/4” x 16”

Step 3:

With a 1/4” seam allowance, stitch all your pieces together. Press seams open and press your quilt top.

Step 3:

With a 1/4” seam allowance, stitch all your pieces together. Press seams open and press your quilt top.

Step 4:

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Paste the three layers (backing, batting and quilt top) together using spray baste or pins. Because this is a small project, you can just use regular pins.

Step 5:

Quilt as desired. I did some free motion stippling, but simple straight or diagonal lines would also work really well to complement the stripes.

Step 6:

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Once you’ve finished quilting, trim any excess from the edges. The table runner is now ready for binding.

Step 7:

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To make your candy stripe binding, cut your fabric into 2.5” strips straight across the width of fabric. Straight grain binding works great for this project and retains the stripe of the fabric in the desired direction.

Step 8:

When attaching strips to make one continuous piece of binding, match the stripes and sew with a straight line seam, not a bias seam.

Step 9:

Press your binding in half and pin around the table runner with raw edges matching.

Step 10:

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Bind using your preferred method I prefer to stitch to the front of the quilt then hand stitch the binding to the back.

Congratulations your Candy Stripe Christmas Table Runner is complete!