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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Holiday, Traditional
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What materials did you use? cotton fabric, batting

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What are you most proud of? That I now have buffet runners for most of the holidays. Just two more to go.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I paper pieced the block, which made all those little triangles quite easy.

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What size are your center half square triangles and your outside HST's? This is so cute I'd love to recreate for myself.

01/05/2013 Flag

The large HSTs are 7.5 inches and the small ones 2.5. The border was also cut 2.5 inches wide, for a total runner dimension before quilting of 17.5 x 70 inches. The quilting pulled up a good 1/2 inch in width; I didn't check how much in length, but it was likely about 1.25 to 1.5 inch. You could make the blocks any size you wanted to get the final dimensions you wanted, though, and if the proportions don't come out right, you could use a different number of blocks, too. In re-calculating size, though, note that a standard block of this design has small triangles on just two adjacent sides, so would be ten inches (finished size) with the size triangles I used. But to get the look I wanted, I added an extra border of small triangles to two sides of the quilt after the blocks were stitched together.

01/06/2013 Flag