Carrot Table Runner For Easter
Combine a mess of orange-print strips to make this seasonal desk runner. You’ll conclude it speedily considering it’s pieced and quilted even as via “quilting as you go.”
What you need:
*1/2 yard of backing material
*1/eight yard each and every of seven different orange prints for table runner top
*18×22″ pieces (fats quarters) of varied inexperienced prints for stem
*16×28″ of skinny quilt batting
*lightweight fusible net
*Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
*Quilt basting spray (optional)
Note: portions are founded on 44/45″-broad, a hundred% cotton fabrics. All measurements incorporate 1/four″ seam allowance. Sew with correct sides
collectively unless otherwise mentioned. Patterns — see down load hyperlink under
Pieces to cut:
*trace the patterns onto giant sheets of folded paper, cut out, and unfold. Be sure to include the core positioning line on both halves of pattern A and the stitching and pleat traces on both halves of pattern C.
*From backing material, cut certainly one of sample A.
*From every assorted orange print, reduce two 1.5×42″ strips.
*From mottled orange, reduce sufficient 2.5″-huge bias strips to total seventy five″ in size for binding.
*From every inexperienced print, reduce one 11x 16″ rectangle.
*From lightweight quilt batting, cut considered one of sample A.
*From fusible web, reduce two eleven×16″ rectangles.
*From stabilizer, cut one eleven×16″ rectangle.
Assembling the runner:
1. Lay the backing material a section on your work floor with the correct part down. Location the skinny quilt batting a piece on top. Observe: If preferred, use quilt basting spray to at ease the layers together.
2. With the correct part up, place an orange print 1.5×42″ strip across the center of the layered A portions; one side must run alongside the middle positioning line and the end must lengthen simply past the top of the layered A pieces. Trim the excess orange print strip simply beyond the backside edge of the layered A pieces (see Diagram 1).
3. With the proper side down, location a 2nd orange print 1.5×forty two″ strip atop the first strip; trim the excess strip as earlier than. Sew together via all layers (see Diagram 2). Finger-press the highest strip open.
4. Continue adding various orange print strips in each recommendations until the layered A portions are covered; press. Core the B template on the stripcovered a piece; trace around and reduce out to make the desk runner (see Diagram 3).
5. Utilizing diagonal seams, sew together the mottled orange 2.5″-broad bias strips to make a seventy five″-long strip. Use this strip to bind the desk runner.
Constructing and attaching the stem:
1. Following the company’s guidelines, press the fusible-internet 11×sixteen″ rectangle onto the backs of the green print eleven×sixteen″ rectangles; let cool. Peel off the paper backings.
2. Lay one Step 2 green print rectangle for your work floor with the correct part down. Situation the stabilizer 11×16″ rectangle on prime. With the correct side up, place the rest discontinue 2 green print rectangle on high of the layered rectangles. Following manufacturer’s recommendations, fuse all of the pieces together.
3. Trace pattern C onto the fused Step 3 rectangle, tracing the stitching line and six pleat strains. Reduce out on the outer drawn traces to make the stem. Utilizing a brief, broad zigzag stitch, sew around all edges of the stem.
4. Fold the stem so a suite of two pleat strains fit up; pin by way of each pleat strains. Then press calmly to type a pleat. Repeat to fold and press a complete
of three pleats in the stem. Machine-baste on the marked stitching line to maintain the pleats in place (see Diagram 4).
5. Place the pleated stem on the wide finish of the table runner so the brief stem finish is on the desk runner and the stitching line is half of″ from the bound aspect (see Diagram 5). Topstitch over the basting stitches to at ease the stem to the table runner. Fold the stem in 1/2 so each parts lengthen above the highest of the carrot shape; press evenly to complete the undertaking.