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Easter Table Runner

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Holiday
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What materials did you use? cotton fabrics, batting

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What are you most proud of? That I now have buffet runners for almost all the holidays we observe. Just two to go. I'd like to be able to say I'm proud of my quilting, but this was one project I took to a professional.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? With a pretty fabric and an interesting patchwork block, you can't go wrong.

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Where do I find the pattern for the runner, all I see is just the picture of it?

01/17/2013 Flag

I never use someone else's "pattern" for a simple geometric block like this. Just look at the block and analyze it. Each block of the design is made up of four identical smaller blocks. I just added a photograph of how I graphed it, as I would do in making a pattern for it. You could do the same on graph paper. Note that this is a four-patch design, with lines starting either in the center or half-way across the block. The photo shows what each quarter-block looks like. I drafted it for a ten-inch finished size full block, but you could use any size you wanted. I used graph paper with four squares per inch. This shows the finished size pieces you'd need. You could make your pattern from your similar draft by adding 1/4 inch seams to each individual piece. Note that all the triangles are the same size, so you'll only have two pattern pieces. For a five-block quilt, as I've done, you'll need to make 20 of these, then seam them together as shown. I used a one-half inch (finished size) inner border in turquoise and a three-inch (finished size) outer border in the Easter egg print, along with a one-half inch (finished size) binding. Again, you could make these any size you wanted.

01/19/2013 Flag

If you wanted to paper-piece this design, the design should be drafted in two sections, a separate section for each half where the diagonal line goes from corner to corner. Make it five inches across for a ten-inch block. Draft these on graph paper, then photocopy enough copies for all your blocks. It may sound challenging the first few times you draft your own pattern, but you'll soon find that it gives you so much more freedom to be able to change size of blocks and then on to creating your own designs.

01/19/2013 Flag

CORRECTION. Ignore my previous comment that each quarter-block has to be drafted in two secions. It doesn't. I was thinking of a different design. Instead, I have added an additional photo of the sequence in which you would piece it if you wanted to paper-foundation piece it.

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