Yesterday I showed you how to use 6 fat quarters from Banyan Batiks African Violets collection in the Cornflower and Delphinium colorways along with some red Shadows fabric to create some modern Rail Fence blocks.
Now you’re ready to sew the blocks together to create your own modern table runner. Let’s get started!
- Sew the blocks together, alternating blocks 1 and 2, to make 5 rows with 3 blocks in each row. Each row should measure 9½” x 18½”.
- From the red Banyan Batiks Shadows 1″ strips, cut 4 – 1″ x 18½” for sashing.
- Sew the sashing strips to the blocks.
Use leftovers for the backing!
I used the strips left over from the Banyan Batiks African Violets fat quarters to make a pieced backing. The leftover strips were various widths, but I just sewed them together until I had a piece long enough for the backing. I pressed the seams open and squared up the edges.
Once my table runner is quilted, I’ll use the 3″ red Banyan Batiks Shadows strips for the binding. See my favorite method for quilt binding, I shared in a August 2016 post.
This picture will give you an idea of how the finished quilt will look.
That was easy, right? I hope you’ve enjoyed using the Banyan Batiks fabrics this week. There are more fabrics being added to the Banyan Batiks collection all the time. Be sure to check out the Northcott website to see all the newest fabrics. And remember to click the Product Finder Button on the Northcott site to find out which shops have your favorite Banyan Batiks.
This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: 6 Banyan Batiks fat quarters for a modern table runner
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