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Posted by Shari on February 22nd, 2014

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial  Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

Is anyone else longing for Spring?

Well, I am and to get me in the mood I whipped up this quick table runner
made from Half Square Triangles!  The diagonal layout reminded me of
planting a garden in the springtime and all the bright colors...the beautiful
blooms soon to come.

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

I used this lovely bundle that Bear Creek Quilting Company created. 

This fabric is from the Wild Rose collection by Maywood Studio

This bundle was so pretty, it was painful to unwrap!

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

You will need 8 fat quarters. (fat quarter = approx. 18 inches x 22 inches cut of fabric)

Four light fabrics and four dark/medium fabrics.

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

Press your fabrics and cut out (3) 5" squares from each fat quarter.

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

Now, pair a light square and dark square together.

You can pair them all the same or mix them up for a scrappy look. 
I paired mine all the same, that means I had three of this same pink/green together.

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

Place them right sides together.

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

Sew a 1/4 inch seam around the entire square.  It should be a continuous line,
a square within a square.

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

Here is a close up.  It doesn't matter if you go into the seam and have to back up a bit.

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

Cut your square in half diagonally.  Without touching the fabric...carefully lift
your ruler and cut diagonally again.  It should look like an "X".

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

This will yield (4) Half Square Triangles, easy right!

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

Trim each Half Square Triangle down to a 2 1/2 inch square.  There is plenty to
trim, so everyone should get a perfect Half Square Triangle!

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial 

 

Layout your Half Square Triangles how you like.  I used a diagonal row setting. 

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

Then sew your rows and columns together for your center panel.

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

Choose one of your fat quarters that you would like for a border and cut
what is left into 2 1/2 inch strips. 

You will need (2) 8.5 inch for the right and left borders.  Join those first.

Next, you will need (2) 28.5 inch strips for the top and bottom borders. 
These will have to be pieced to get them long enough.  Join to the top and bottom.

Your top is DONE!  Now, layer up your quilt sandwich and quilt as desired.

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

I used the rest of a fat quarter to do my binding.  I cut 2 1/2 inch strips
and joined them together.

 

Spring Garden Table Runner Tutorial

 

I quilted mine along the diagonal setting using Aurifil  50wt. cotton in light grey.

Happy Quilting!

Paula

 


Spring Garden Table Runner was designed and created for Bear Creek Quilting Company by Paula of The Sassy Quilter

 

 

Comments

  • 1. Posted by Donna Frederick on March 3rd, 2014 at 9:08 a.m.
    Lovely table runner.
  • 2. Posted by Jennifer on February 25th, 2014 at 12:37 p.m.
    That is very pretty! Thanks for the great tutorial!
  • 3. Posted by sheri on February 24th, 2014 at 10:35 p.m.
    Great tutorial. Love the design. I'm making one now with Hawaiian fabric!
  • 4. Posted by Lin Marsh on February 23rd, 2014 at 8:19 a.m.
    Love the runner. Easy peasy HSTs too!
  • 5. Posted by Tonia Conner on February 23rd, 2014 at 8:16 a.m.
    This is quite lovely, and the tutorial easy to follow. Thank you for sharing .
  • 6. Posted by Maggie on February 23rd, 2014 at 8:10 a.m.
    Love this table runner! Sew Springy:) great tutorial, Paula...I love your blog!
  • 7. Posted by Margaret on February 23rd, 2014 at 6:12 a.m.
    not seen half squares done like this before, but I know I will be using this method now
  • 8. Posted by Lorna McMahon on February 23rd, 2014 at 6:07 a.m.
    This is sew pretty! What a wonderful sight to see after this long winter! Come on Spring!
  • 9. Posted by Esther f. on February 22nd, 2014 at 11:26 p.m.
    Hello Paula! That is a wonderul tutorial. Very clear with great poctures! Bye bye!
  • 10. Posted by Elizabeth Macomber on February 22nd, 2014 at 8:46 p.m.
    What a great tutorial. Good Job! Can't wait to start my tablerunner.
  • 11. Posted by Amy DeCesare on February 22nd, 2014 at 6:37 p.m.
    It's just lovely, and the bundle of fabrics you used is perfect. I love the unexpected color combinations. Thanks for sharing!
  • 12. Posted by Terry on February 22nd, 2014 at 5:32 p.m.
    What a pretty table runner…love the fabrics…thanks for the tutorial!!!
  • 13. Posted by Marlene G. on February 22nd, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.
    What a great inspiration for Spring. Love the tablerunner. Hope to make it soon.