Wednesday, September 9, 2015

That's A Wrap Table Runner

We are continuing our Halloween series today with the talented Jayne from Twiggy & Opal

Hi everyone and thank you for stopping by!  I’m so excited to be a part of the Fort Worth Fabric Studio’s Halloween/Fall Blog Series!  
My name is Jayne, my blog: Twiggy & Opal is where I share my love of quilting!  Feel free to stop by anytime!  I was excited about this challenge because first, it was Halloween and second, sweet candy is what it’s all about for me!  Spooky and scary are fine, but unwrapping a delicious piece of candy...mmmmm good!

Today I am sharing with you my ‘That’s a Wrap’ table runner.  The little wrapped candies seal the deal and the table runner is a feast for your eyes!  This on-point design may look a little scary, but it’s really so very simple!  An afternoon with your sewing machine and you have a finished runner and a satisfied ‘sweet tooth’ without the calories!

Finished Runner:  14” x 32 1/2”  
Fabric Requirements:

6 - Assorted Prints (Wrapped Candy)  
(I used the following, all available through FWFS):
Mother Goose Tales - Mini Check
1/8 yard - Purple (Inside Border)
1/2 yard - Black (Background, Outside Border)
You will also need:
1/4 yard - Binding (2 1/4” binding)
1/2 yard - Backing
14” x 32” Batting
From each of the 6 prints cut the following:
1 - 3 3/4” Square
2 - 1 3/4” Squares
Black Background Fabric:
26 - 3 3/4” Squares
12 - 1 3/4” Squares
Purple Inside Border: 
2 - 1 1/2” x 28” Strips 
2 - 1 1/2” x 11 1/4” Strips
Black Outside Border:
2 - 2 1/4” x 30”
2 - 2 1/4” x 14 1/2”
Let’s get to it!
Step 1:  For each 3 3/4” print block you will need (2) 1 3/4” black squares.  Mark the wrong side of the small squares with a diagonal line.  Stitch along the line using 1/4” seams.  Trim the corners 1/4” from the stitching.  Press. 
Step 2:  Mark each of the (12) 1 3/4” print blocks diagonally, stitch (1) print block on (12) of the black 3 3/4” blocks.  Trim.  Press.
You will end up with a lovely stack just like this:
Step 3:  Arrange your blocks following this layout.  Make sure your wrapper ends match with the center candy colors. 
Step 4:  Sew each row of blocks together, and press seams.  I like to press my seams in opposite directions.  This way they nest together and make lining up the points so much easier.
Step 5:  Now let’s sew the rows together!  Match up the seams being careful that the
wrapper ends line up with the candy, pin.  Sew each row together. Press.  
Once all the rows are sewn together, you will end up with one long piece.
Step 6:  Trim your center panel.  Line up your ruler along each side. Trim.  You will want to keep a 1/4” seam allowance so the points don’t get lost.  Just like this!
Step 7:  Let's finish with the borders!  
For the inside border, sew (1) 1 1/2” x 28” purple border strip to each side.  Press.  And (1) 1 1/2” x 11 1/4” purple border strip to the top and bottom.  Press. 
Finish with the outside border.   Sew (1) 2 1/4” x 30” black border strip to each side.  Press.  And (1) 2 1/4” x 14 1/2” black border strip to the top and bottom.  Press.  
That’s it!  The only thing left to do is baste, quilt and sew on the binding!  Of course, you may want to break out the candy dish and fill it with your favorite sweet treats and enjoy!
I think this runner would also be adorable in Christmas prints too!  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and get a chance to make one for yourself!  Thank you FWFS for letting me share this fun project.  Don’t forget to check out the other Halloween/Fall Projects this month!  
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SarahZ said...

This is so cute!!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute. I think it would look fabulous in Christmas fabrics.

Jackie said...

Thank you for the tutorial! Very cute.....

Vicki H said...

I agree, it will make a great holiday runner.

KathleenD said...

Very cute runner! Would you please define the SIZE of the 6 assorted print fabrics needed for this project? Is it a Fat Eighth or just a scrap?

Bernie Kringel said...

Jayne, This is so cute! Thanks for linking the tutorial up with Handmade Halloween!

Joanne said...

How darn CUTE! Thanks for the tutorial.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh and love it! And you did an amazing job with the tutorial! Thanks so much!

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