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    ‘Stained glass’ quilts

    I really want to make a table runner like the link below. I have seen it on Pinterest and tracked it down to a site called 24blocks but cannot find a pattern or instructions anywhere. Does anyone know how I would go about making such a piece? Would it simply be a case of adding very thin black strips round each piece in a a patchwork style or would it be foundation pieced?

    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/75435362485017633/

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    Those are just pieced and sashed with a thin black strip.

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    I would just think thin strips added. you just have to figure out the measurements. so it all fits together. i do that on graph paper. nice quilt.

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    The patterns are available to purchase on Craftsy and the block makes quilts, tablerunners, etc. The designer has a Craftsy page showing more designs at: https://www.craftsy.com/profile/sew-4-fun

    Scroll down to see a purple tablerunner only one block wide (your link was two blocks wide). Hope that helps.

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    Thank you Kathy - I Habsburg no idea how you found it as I couldn’t even find a name for the pattern. I use craftsy a lot so will download it now. Thanks!

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    You are very welcome. I love that stained glass look and intend to make one some day!

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    I made one several years ago and the black sashings were 1/2” wide to finish at 1/4” in the quilt.
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    A tutorial here for you with a product link for the tape. HTH!

    https://www.missouriquiltco.com/land...term=mansewing

    Another possible source for the tape.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvHUBd32E8M
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
    I made one several years ago and the black sashings were 1/2” wide to finish at 1/4” in the quilt.
    1”wide to finish at 1/2”; 3/4” wide for 1/4” finished, no?
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    Thanks Rhonda - the man sewing video was really interesting!

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    My stain glass

    Here's two I've done...Brick wall is a Poppers pattern...the other from one of my books which is PP'd.
    There are many pp'd stain glass books out there to make it easy...
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    this is mine, I used 1" sashing that finished at 1/2". By doing that, I was able to cut large sqaures and cut them apart and with the sashing and sewed back together, I was back at the original size. no need to figure the math so they would all fit back together correctly like using a different width of sashing. You do have to pay attention to which sides of each piece you need to put sashing on.



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    Something like this pattern is made simply by using a narrow sashing. If you are trying to figure out sizes, use graph paper to plan it out (reminder to add your seam allowances). I did a wall hanging of a beach scene and simply added the 'stain glass leading' as an applique using a very narrow bias binding. I found using the double sided tape worked great on the tiny curvy spots.

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    Thanks for all the ideas everyone - lots to think about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krisb View Post
    1”wide to finish at 1/2”; 3/4” wide for 1/4” finished, no?
    Oops. Yes, you are so right, cut 3/4” to finish at 1/4”!
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    You can also do a "reverse" stained glass. One large piece of black fabric (the size you want your quilt to be PLUS an extra allowance on all sides for sandwiching and quilting). You can then applique (any technique) your color blocks onto the black fabric. Carefully cut away excess leaving just a narrow bit of black. This technique works really well when doing stained glass pictures (think Tiffany windows, etc). Hope this makes sense.
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    I have done this technique... super simple! https://ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/2014...quilt-pattern/

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    I just finished one and the pattern was free just go to Ludlow Stained Glass Quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJLinkletter View Post
    I really want to make a table runner like the link below. I have seen it on Pinterest and tracked it down to a site called 24blocks but cannot find a pattern or instructions anywhere. Does anyone know how I would go about making such a piece? Would it simply be a case of adding very thin black strips round each piece in a a patchwork style or would it be foundation pieced?

    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/75435362485017633/
    http://www.robertkaufman.com/assets/...20Heritage.jpg has a pattern for a quilt you could go by and make narrower. I always just use graph paper to draw my patterns like this, which does take more time and I do not always get each step, and must rethink it.

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    I'm working on one now, a free pattern called Prairie Glass Squared by Jessica Levitt. She suggested not cutting the black strips to length until they were sewn to the pieces. It's been a fast and easy way to do it, and kind of addictive, like string piecing.
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    Allie Aller has done quite a bit of stained glass work in addition to her Crazy Quilting
    alliesinstitches.blogspot.com

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    I am so glad for this thread, because I have wondered about the black strips as well. This has been very helpful.

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    I have admired Stained Glass Quilts but never really thought about the process so much as to what colors of fabric would I use to achieve such beautiful results. Read this thread yesterday and was thinking of adding one to my long long list of projects. Today's Daily Deal at Missouri Star Quilt Co seems perfect to me. 10 inch squares of a "rainbow" of colors looks perfect to me.
    Good Grief, there goes my fabric moratorium and plans to complete the projects I already have fabric for instead of buying for another one. I must be strong.....

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    Murphy - if the shipping to UK didn’t make it prohibitive I would snap that deal up lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
    I made one several years ago and the black sashings were 1/2” wide to finish at 1/4” in the quilt.
    You need the strips to be 3/4 inch wide, as there is a seam on each side. I've made lots of stuff with these black lines in them [(or green lines or gold lines, etc.). They are super easy. When you sew the second seam of the tiny strip, you just butt the quarter inch foot against the last seam. Makes a very accurate strip easily.
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