Dainty Blossoms tablerunner

Posted by BrookeS on Monday, March 5th, 2012

Hello, Brooke here from Silly Mama Quilts, to share a fun, fresh table runner tutorial using Riley Blake’s new line – Dainty Blossoms. 

 overview

Dainty Blossoms tutorial

Materials list:

Assorted fat quarters for piecing the top

½ yard for binding

½ yard pieces for backing

Batting of your choice

Trims for embellishing

 

Here are the fabrics from the Dainty Blossoms line that I worked with for this project.

 fabric

My first step was to select several pieces to use as focal strips.  I selected the two different floral pieces and alternated them.

 floral

Next, I cut a 2 and 2 ½ inch strip from each of the remaining fabrics. 

 strips

Sew into pairs.  When sewing into pairs, I mix up the prints and I sew a 2 inch of one to a 2 ½ inch of another.

pairs

I cut the floral pieces into 5 ½ inch strips.

 plan

I placed my floral pieces on my design wall.  Then I took my strip units and placed them in between the larger floral pieces.

 Once you like the arrangement, sew the whole unit together.

 unit

Now you can decide how wide to make your runner.  I am going to cut mine 11 inches wide. 

 top

Since my top is longer than a width of fabric, I am piecing my back.

 sandwich

After pinning the top and back together with batting in between, I use my walking foot to do curvy lines down the entire runner.  I like to use Warm and Natural cotton batting.

 quilted

I trimmed up my runner and ready to put binding on.  I figure it will take 4 strips 2 ½ inches wide.

 binding

With the binding on and all sewn down, the runner could be finished at this point.

 plain

Since Riley Blake was so generous with some wonderful trims and buttons, I am going to embellish this runner a bit. 

 trims

My first decision was the placement on these wonderful buttons!  I liked positioning them in the center of some of the larger flowers. 

 buttons

I selected some very crème yellow embroidery floss to sew the buttons down with.

 more buttons

Next, I decided at each pair of strips, to place some trim.

 trim

 trim2

After all your trim pieces are sewn down and you are happy with the outcome – enjoy!!

 

 

 

 


Category: Home Decor


Comments

  1. This is a very cute tablerunner - the trims give pizzaz
    by Marcia W.
    March 05th, 2012 at 6:31 p.m.
  2. I love this runner...it was really great before you placed the buttons and trims, but after that it was a grand slam! Thanks for the tutorial!
    by Snoodles
    March 08th, 2012 at 10:10 p.m.


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