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Thread: Quick 4 Seam Tube Table Runner

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    Quick 4 Seam Table Runner

    I don't have a pic. to post with this yet, but may later. Anyway here is a very quick table runner, that one of our quilters shared at our last quilting guilde.

    Needed Materials:
    1 piece of fabric for backing 1/2 yard wide. (18" wide)
    1 piece of focal fabric 1/3 yard wide. (12" wide)
    Length of fabric however long you want your runner to be.
    Batting if you desire. l/3 yard wide and same length as the back and focal fabrics.
    Rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat and sewing machine.

    cut both pieces the same length.
    lay fabrics right sides of fabric together.
    sew each long side of fabric together, the l/2 yard will naturally be wider giving you a fullness on the backing fabric, but you need to still need to sew the two long sides of each fabric together. (Seams 1&2). I hope that makes sense.
    This will make a tube. leave each end unsewn.
    Turn the tube inside out.
    Now center the focal fabric and press. The sides of the backing fabric will be folded over onto the front then and give you about 1-1/2 inch border on the tube.
    Fold the tube in half lengthwise and now sew each end which will be a straight seam (seams 3&4). Now turn each end inside out and make sure you get your point to come out well like that on a collar, and press, this will look like a triangle on each end. If you want to make a six seam runner, like I just did you can sew a narrow strip between the back fabric and the focal or front fabric. and it will give you an accent strip to the runner. Or decorate it however you want.
    Walla---- now you have a quick four seam table runner.

    (If you add batting it will need to be on the wrong side of the top of the focal fabric. and sew it into the seam when you sew the long sides together.)

    Sorry I don't have a picture to go with this at this time.

    You can sew it up in about 10-15 minutes. Takes about the same length of time to cut it out.

    If you have any questions, PM me. Enjoy Gerbie :-)

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    Thanks for sharing this! I am going to give this a try!

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    Thanks for sharing!
    If someone has one, I would love to see a picture.

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    Thanks, Gerbie!!

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    I just might be able to do this one!!LOL

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    Thanks - I think I'll try it.
    would love to see it before I do.

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    Try this extension.usu.edu/files/publications/factsheet/FL_ST...

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    © Nancy Davis Murty, 2008. Table Runner  pg. 1
    Table Runner finishes to 14" x 72".
    Add an elegant touch to your home with this quick and
    easy table runner that dresses up any table or dresser.
    The beaded trim adds a nice weight to the table runner
    and helps it drape over the edge.
    Skill level: Experienced Beginner
    Designed and written by Nancy Davis Murty
    Sewn by Mary Wieser
    Fabric Requirements:
    Yardage is based on 42" wide fabric.
    • 1/3 yard tan for the ends
    • 1/8 yard purple for accent strip
    • 1/3 yard rust for sides
    • 1/3 yard brown floral fabric for center OR if using a
    stripe that runs along the length of the fabric you will
    need to purchase 1 1/4 yards
    • 1 yard beaded trim for decorative finish (optional)
    • 1 yard for backing
    • 16" x 76" rectangle of batting
    Cutting Directions:
    All measurements include 1/4" seam allowance and are based on
    40" of useable fabric. All strips are cut across the width of the
    fabric (wof), selvage to selvage, unless otherwise stated.
    From the tan fabric cut:
    • (2) 10 1/2" x 14 1/2" rectangles
    From the purple fabric cut:
    • (2) 2 1/2" x 14 1/2" rectangles
    From the rust fabric cut:
    • (2) 3 1/2" x 40 1/2" rectangles
    From the brown floral fabric cut:
    • (1) 8 1/2" x 40 1/2" rectangle
    From the backing fabric cut:
    • 2 strips, 14 1/2" wide x wof
     subcut into (2) 14 1/2" x 36 1/4" rectangles
    From the batting cut:
    • (1) 14 1/2" x 72 1/2" rectangle
    All seams are 1/4" unless specified otherwise.
    1. Right sides together, pair up a purple 2 1/2" x 14 1/2"
    rectangle with a tan 10 1/2" x 14 1/2" rectangle. Sew
    together, press seam toward the darker fabric. Repeat
    for second purple and tan rectangles.
    2. With right sides together sew a rust 3 1/2" x 40 1/2"
    rectangle to each side of the floral 80 1/2" x 40 1/2"
    center strip. Press seams toward the darker fabric.
    3. With right sides together, sew a purple/tan rectangle
    to each end of the rust/floral center strip. Press seam
    allowance toward the purple fabric.
    4. With right sides together, sew the two
    backing rectangles together along the
    short side and press seam to one side.
    5. Lay the pieced table runner, right side up,
    over the batting. Place the backing fabric,
    wrong side up, over the pieced table runner.
    Be sure to line up the raw edges of
    all three layers. Sew together along both
    long sides of the layered table runner
    leaving both ends open. Turn right side
    out through one of the open ends. Press
    seams flat along the two sides.
    Table Runner
    wrong side of backing fabric
    © Nancy Davis Murty, 2008. Table Runner  pg. 2
    6. Using a walking foot, machine quilt in the ditch on
    both sides of the brown floral and purple fabrics.
    7. Separate the backing
    fabric from the batting
    and pieced front of the
    table runner at one end.
    Press the raw edge in
    about 1/2".
    8. Cut the decorative beaded
    trim in two pieces that are
    each 16" long. Remove
    the first decorative bead
    from each end of the trim
    by pulling the beads from
    the thread. DO NOT CUT
    the thread to remove the
    bead. You want that long
    thread to catch in the
    seam to keep the beads
    from falling off.
    9. Fold the end of the decorative
    trim back over on
    itself. I like to tuck the long
    thread up between the
    two layers of trim.
    9. Insert the decorative trim
    inside the end of the table
    runner, between the front
    and backing fabric. Secure
    in place with pins as you work across the end of the
    table runner. The folded edge of the table runner
    should be at the edge of the decorative trim.
    9. Flip the end of the table
    runner over to make sure
    the backing fabric is right
    along the edge of the
    decorative trim.
    9. Using a zipper foot, top
    stitch right along the folded front edge of the table
    runner, securing the beaded trim in place.
    Finishing Options:
    • After sewing the beaded trim to the table runner,
    Mary went back and added additional quilting to the
    center and two outside edges. The use of metallic
    thread in the rust strips added a real festive touch
    and a quilt stencil with heavier weight thread created
    a special finish on the ends of the table runner.
    • Add some applique to each end of the table runner
    for a different look. Tailor the applique to a special
    holiday or to the fabrics you chose for your runner.
    • You can shorten or lengthen the table runner to fit
    a specific location in your home by adding or subtracting
    to the cut measurement of the brown floral
    and rust fabric strips. For example if you want your
    finished table runner to be 6" shorter – subtract the
    6" from the 40 1/2" cut length. The new measurement
    to cut the strips is 34 1/2" long.
    The directions of this pattern are written with the
    assumption that the quilter has a basic knowledge of
    quiltmaking. There are many great books and talented
    teachers available at local shops, quilt guilds or among
    our fellow quilting friends. And there is nothing as
    good as hands-on help, so you may want to look to
    one of these sources for any help if needed.
    I hope you enjoyed this project and it puts a smile on
    your face, especially when you use the table runner
    around your home.
    Visit the website at www.beecreativestudio.com to see
    the other great patterns that are available.
    284 Ellsworth Road
    Palmyra, NY 14522
    © Nancy

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    Go Here extension.usu.edu/files/publications/factsheet/FL_ST...
    a PDF of table runner

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