Bed or Table Runner Pattern

Bed or Table Runner Pattern

18" x 70"

Materials:

1 Cutie Pack (16 fat eighths)

OR

16 fat eighths

OR

scraps

1/2 yard Steam a Seam 2

3/4 yard contrast for binding and optional applique

26" x 78" batting

26" x 78" backing (2 1/4 yards)


Cutting:

Select two fat eighths for your large edge pieces;

cut each into a rectangle 8 1/2" x 18 1/2"

Select 3-9 fat eighths as desired for your center nine-patch;

cut 9 squares 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"

From remaining fat eighths, cut 162 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"


Piecing:

Center Square:

Piece the 9 squares 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" into a nine-patch following the diagram below:


Side Squares:

Piece the 162 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" into two blocks following the diagram below

Add to opposite sides of the center nine-patch. Press seams toward nine-patch.


Border Strips:

Add the 8 1/2" x 18 1/2" rectangles to the outer edge of each side square following the photo below:

Press seams toward Border Strips.


Optional Applique:

Download and print out the Feather Applique Pattern (below)


Feather Applique Pattern.pdf

Make 16 feathers, and 8 feathers (reversed).

Draw an 11" circle on the center of your Nine-Patch Block.

Arrange 16 feathers around the circle. (I added mine at top, bottom, left, right. Then I added one in the middle of each section. Then another one in the middle of each section again.)

Arrange 8 feathers (reversed) inside of the circle, the same way as before.

Applique using your favorite method. (I traced my feathers on Steam a Seam 2, fused in place, and appliqued using a machine blanket stitch.)

Layer backing, batting, and top fabric together. For additional information about basting, see my Quilting Essentials -- How to Prep and Baste Your Quilt for Machine Quilting online class.

Follow Lesson 8, Lesson 9, and Lesson 10 for machine quilting instruction.



Binding:

Piece binding strips diagonally. Press in half, right sides together.

Apply to quilt using your favorite method.

For more information about binding, see Quilting Essentials: How to Bind a Quilt online class.