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Table Runner
Deck your dinner or center table with your own wonderful creation! This table runner is set to light up your home!
Take this wonderful tutorial on the go with the attached PDF

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  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Volant Table Runner  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cutting Instructions
    FROM FABRIC A, CUT
    2 (Two) 4 ½" × 8 ½" Rectangles
    FROM FABRIC B, CUT
    2 (Two) 4 ½” × 8 ½” Rectangles
    FROM FABRIC C, CUT
    2 (Two) 4 ½” × 8 ½” Rectangles
    FROM FABRIC D, CUT
    2 (Two) 4 ½" × 8 ½" Rectangles
    FROM FABRIC E, CUT
    2 (Two) 4 ½” × 8 ½” Rectangles
    FROM FABRIC F, CUT
    2 (Two) 4 ½” × 8 ½” Rectangles
    FROM FABRIC G, CUT
    2 (Two) 4 ½” × 8 ½” Rectangles
    FROM FABRIC H, CUT
    *1 (One) 1” × 56” Strip
    8 (Eight) 1 ½” × 22” Strip (Binding)
    FROM FABRIC I, CUT
    *1 (One) 4 ½” × 56” Strip
    FROM FABRIC J, CUT
    *1 (One) 6” × 56” Strip
    28 (Twenty-Eight) 4 1/2” squares
    *To obtain this strip cut as many strips as you need and
    attach them together until you end up with a 56” strip.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Volant Table Runner  - Step 2
    Step 2

    I N S T R U C T I O N S
    • Take two 4 ½” Squares from fabric J and one 4 ½” x 8
    ½” rectangle from fabric A.
    • Place one of the squares on top of the right side
    corner of the rectangle, align it to the edges.
    • Using a fabric erasable marker draw a diagonal line
    across the square from corner to corner.
    • Sew on top of the line and press the seam.
    • Take the other square and repaet the previous step on
    the left side of the rectangle(DIAGRAM 1).
    • Trim excess fabric leaving 1/4” seam allowance.
    • Repeat the same procedures for the rest 4 ½” x 8 ½”
    rectangles.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Volant Table Runner  - Step 3
    Step 3

    • Start sewing the flying geese in the following order
    ACEGBDF (DIAGRAM 2)
    • Make two of this columns and attach them together

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Volant Table Runner  - Step 4
    Step 4

    • Take the 6” x 56” strip from fabric J, the 4 ½” x 56” strip
    from fabric I and the 1” x 56” strip from fabric H.
    • Start sewing all of the pieces together from left to right
    in the following order J-flying geese-HI (DIAGRAM 3)

  • Step 5

    Top Assembly│Sew Right Sides Together
    • Layer the finished table runner top: Place
    backing, right side down, then batting, and
    then top right side up.
    • Allow the backing to extend about 6” beyond
    all edges of the quilt top.
    • Quilt as desired.
    • Baste around entire outside edges of the table
    runner, just inside the ¼” seam line.
    • Machine or hand quilt starting at the center and
    working towards the corners. Remember that quilting
    motifs are a matter of personal preference. Have fun
    choosing yours!
    • After you finish, trim excess of any fabric or batting,
    squaring the quilt to proceed to bind it.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Volant Table Runner  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Binding│Sew Right Sides Together
    • Cut enough strips 1½" wide by the width of the fabric
    H to make a final strip 158" long. Start sewing the
    binding strip in the middle of one of the sides of the
    quilt, placing the strip right side down and leaving
    an approximate 5" tail. Sew with ¼" seam allowance
    (using straight stitch), aligning the strip’s raw edge
    with the quilt top’s raw edge.
    • Stop stitching ¼" before the edge of the quilt
    (DIAGRAM B 1). Clip the threads. Remove the quilt
    from under the machine presser foot. Fold the strip in
    a motion of 45° and upward, pressing with your fingers
    (DIAGRAM B2). Hold this fold with your finger, bring
    the strip down in line with the next edge, making a
    horizontal fold that aligns with the top edge of the
    quilt (DIAGRAM B3). Start sewing at ¼" of the border,
    stitching all the layers. Do the same in the four corners
    of the quilt.
    • Stop stitching before you reach the last 5 or 6 inches.
    Cut the threads and remove the quilt from under
    the machine presser foot. Lay the loose ends of the
    binding flat along the quilt edge, folding the ends
    back on themselves where they meet. Press them
    together to form a crease. Using this crease as the
    stitching line, sew the two open ends of the binding
    with right sides together (you can help yourself by
    marking with a pencil if the crease is difficult to see).
    • Trim seam to ¼" and press open. Complete the
    sewing. Turn binding to back of the quilt, turn raw
    edge inside and stitch by hand using blind stitch.

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