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.
Dainty Blossoms tutorial
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.
My first step was to select several pieces to use as focal strips. I selected the two different floral pieces and alternated them.
Next, I cut a 2 and 2 ½ inch strip from each of the remaining fabrics.
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.
I cut the floral pieces into 5 ½ inch strips.
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.
Now you can decide how wide to make your runner. I am going to cut mine 11 inches wide.
Since my top is longer than a width of fabric, I am piecing my back.
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.
I trimmed up my runner and ready to put binding on. I figure it will take 4 strips 2 ½ inches wide.
With the binding on and all sewn down, the runner could be finished at this point.
Since Riley Blake was so generous with some wonderful trims and buttons, I am going to embellish this runner a bit.
My first decision was the placement on these wonderful buttons! I liked positioning them in the center of some of the larger flowers.
I selected some very crème yellow embroidery floss to sew the buttons down with.
Next, I decided at each pair of strips, to place some trim.
After all your trim pieces are sewn down and you are happy with the outcome – enjoy!!