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Project

Easter Table Runner

Project Description

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

What you will need

  • cotton fabrics
  • batting

Q&A with AllThatPatchwor

Sheila_H asked:
Where do I find the pattern for the runner, all I see is just the picture of it?
AllThatPatchwor answered:
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.