Artisan Table Runner

How to make an Artisan Table Runner

Get ready to make this rustic and unique Artisan Table Runner featuring my newest collection, hence the name, Artisan. Learn how to make this stunner below!

Happy sewing everyone!

Table runner size: 15″ x 43″

Materials to Sew the Artisan Table Runner 

  • Art Gallery Fabrics PE-460 ¼ YD (A)
  • Art Gallery Fabrics PE-465 ¼ YD  (B)
  • Art Gallery Fabrics PE-432 3/8 YD  (C)
  • Art Gallery Fabrics PE-454 3/8 YD (binding)  (D)
  • Pat Bravo ART-53108 3/8 YD (E)
  • Pat Bravo ART-43103 1/8 YD (F)
  • Pat Bravo ART-53104 1/8 YD (G)
  • Iron and ironing board/surface
  • Universal needles, size 80/12
  • Your sewing machine: I sew on a BERNINA 780
  • All-purpose presser foot BERNINA Reverse Jean Foot #8D
  • AURIFIL thread 2312 for the purpose of this tutorial, but you can use a matching thread or any thread that you might see fit.
  • Quilting Ruler

Backing:

Art Gallery Fabric PE-465 1 YD (suggested)

Binding:

Art Gallery FabricPE-454 (included)

Cutting Instructions:

Cut five (5) 15½” x 2¾” from fabric A.

Cut five (5) 15½” x 2¾” from fabric B.

Cut eight (8) 1 ½” x WOF from fabric C.

Cut four (4) 2 ½” x WOF from fabric D. (Also binding)

Cut four (4) 2 ½” x WOF from fabric E.

Cut one (1) 2 ½” X WOF from fabric F.

Cut one (1) 2 ½” x WOF from fabric G.

Construction:

There are two different strip combinations for this table runner.

For the construction of combination strip #1, take two 2 ½” x WOF from fabric E, four 1 ½” x WOF strips from fabric C, Two 2 ½” x WOF strips from fabric D and one 2 ½” X WOF strips from fabric F.

Prepare your machine with BERNINA Reverse Jean Foot #8D or Patchwork foot #37/#37D or #97/#97D, and use practical stitch #1 with 1/4″ seam allowance.

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Once your BERNINA is ready for sewing, attach the strips in the order E – C – D – C – F – C – D – C – E.Diagram-1

Now, cut five (5) 2 ¾” x 15 ½” strips in an angle of 45° using a quilting ruler. For combination strip #1 the angle should be going up to the right. Set aside.

Diagram-2

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For the construction of combination strip #2 take two 2 ½” x WOF from fabric E, four 1 ½” x WOF strips from fabric C, Two 2 ½” x WOF strips from fabric D and one 2 ½” X WOF strips from fabric G. Attach them in the order E – C – D – C – G – C – D – C – E.

Diagram-3

Now, cut four (4) 2 ¾” x 15 ½” strips in an angle of 45° using a quilting ruler. For combination strip #1 the angle should be going up to the left. Set aside.

Diagram-4

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After all the strips are cut you are ready to start sewing the strips together, and you should have a total of nineteen strips (19).

Machine is still set to its previous setting:

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Continue to use a 1/4″ seam allowance. Start stitching the strips together alternating their order follow the order below:

C1: combination #1

C2: combination #2

A-c1-B-c2-A-c1-B-c2-A-c1-B-c2-A-c1-B-c2-A-c1-B

Diagram-5

 

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The table runner top is ready to move on to quilting.

Quilt assembly:

BERNINA 780 will remain with its previous setting,

Place BACKING FABRIC on a large surface wrong side up. Stretch it with masking tape against that surface.

Place BATTING on top of backing fabric.

Place TOP on top of the batting with right side facing up. Smooth away wrinkles using your hands.

Pin all layers together and baste with basting thread, using long stitches. You can also use safety pins to join the layers.

Machine or hand quilt starting at the center and working towards the corners. Remember that quilting motifs are a matter of personal preference. Have fun choosing yours!

After you finished, trim excess of any fabric or batting, squaring the runner top to proceed to bind it.

Binding:

Cut enough strips 1½” wide by the width of the fabric D to make a final strip 126″ long. Start sewing the binding strip in the middle of one of the sides of the quilt, placing the strip right side down and leaving an approximated 5″ tail. Sew with ¼” seam allowance (using straight stitch), aligning the strip’s raw edge with the quilt top’s raw edge.

Stop stitching ¼” before the edge of the quilt. Clip the threads. Remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Fold the strip in a motion of 45° and upward, pressing with your fingers. Hold this fold with your finger, bring the strip down in line with the next edge, making a horizontal fold that aligns with the top edge of the quilt. Start sewing at ¼” of the border, stitching all the layers. Do the same in the four corners of the quilt.

Stop stitching before you reach the last 5 or 6 inches. Cut the threads and remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Lay the loose ends of the binding flat along the quilt edge, folding the ends back on themselves where they meet. Press them together to form a crease. Using this crease as the stitching line, sew the two open ends of the binding with right sides together (you can help yourself marking with a pencil if the crease is difficult to see).

Trim seam to ¼” and press open. Complete the sewing. Turn binding to back of the quilt, turn raw edge inside and stitch by hand using blind stitch.

 

VOILA! You have just completed this stunning quilt!

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Projects: home décor
Techniques: quilting

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