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Daisy Chain fabric: how to properly bind the Magic Mushrooms table runner

 

In yesterday’s post you learned how to add some simple straight line quilting to your table runner to give it a fresh and modern feel. Today you’ll learn the steps to complete your Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain project so that you may display it with pride!

 

A close up showing the front, back and binding of the Marvelous Mushroom table runner
A close up showing the front, back and binding of the Marvelous Mushroom table runner

 

Trim the table runner. Using a long ruler (6″ x 24″ if you have it) and rotary cutter, trim the edges. It should measure approximately 18″ x 36″.

Prepare the binding. I chose a lighter color from the Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain for my binding to keep the design simple. From your selected fabric cut 4 strips at 2½” wide.

Sew the strips together at a 45° angle. Trim the excess fabric and press the seams.

Press the length of the binding in half and at one end make a 45° cut and press the edge over as shown in the photo below.

 

I chose a lighter color of the Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain for my binding.
I chose a lighter color of the Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain for my binding.

 

Pin this edge to the table runner at the bottom edge. Sew at a generous ¼” around the entire table runner. At the corners, you’ll have to perform 45° mitered corner to allow for the edges to turn over nicely. The pictures below will outline these steps for you as they’re much easier to understand visually!

 

Sew the binding on at a generous ¼" and stop ¼" from the next edge to prepare for turning the corner.
Sew the binding on at a generous ¼” and stop ¼” from the next edge to prepare for turning the corner.

 

 

Fold the binding back at a 45° angle, matching the raw edge of the binding to the raw edge of the quilt.
Fold the binding back at a 45° angle, matching the raw edge of the binding to the raw edge of the quilt.

 

 

Holding the miter in place, fold the binding back along the edge of the quilt.
Holding the miter in place, fold the binding back along the edge of the quilt.

 

 

Turning the quilt, begin stitching at a ¼″ along the next edge of the quilt.
Turning the quilt, begin stitching at a ¼″ along the next edge of the quilt.

 

 

When you reach the end of the binding, trim any excess and tuck in the end of the binding.
When you reach the end of the binding, trim any excess and tuck in the end of the binding.

 

 

Flip the binding to the back of the quilt and press.
Flip the binding to the back of the quilt and press.

 

When the binding is attached, finish by machine or by hand, whichever you prefer. I use a machine finish binding as shown below. By stitching on the back side of the binding, your stitch line should nestle along the binding on the front of your project. This technique does require some practice but with time you’ll be surprised at how easy it can be.

Regardless of the finishing you choose, when the binding is finished, press on both sides of the table runner.

 

You can finish your table runner with machine finished binding if you choose
You can finish your table runner with machine finished binding if you choose

 

Your Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain marvelous mushroom table runner is now ready to use. You may display it in the center of your table or along a sideboard. It’s sure to make people smile!

Congratulations on finishing the Magic Mushrooms table runner and please share what you have created on social media with the hashtags #mushroomtablerunner and  #banyanbatiksdaisychain so that we can see what you have made!

Thank you for following along and I look forward to continued projects on QUILTsocial!

 

Please share your completed project on social media, I would love to see what you create!
Please share your completed project on social media, I would love to see what you create!

 

 

This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Echo and modern grid quilting: how these make Magic Mushrooms the star!

Tania has been a quilty creator for over 20 years. She loves to make quirky quilts ranging from a bowl of ramen to a Christmas turkey or a fruitcake. She has not yet found a subject that she wouldn't like to see rendered as a quilt. Her current focus is on food quilts and her work has been featured in magazines such as Cottage Life, Make Modern, Gastro Obscura and SBS (a food network in Australia). Her creative interests also include illustration, painting, and crocheting. There is nothing she likes better than to try something new. Tania believes curiosity in all things is key to a creative life.

4 Comments

  1. Laura

    I love the mushrooms! This is super cute! 🙂

    • Thanks Laura! I always find mushrooms fun to make

  2. Jaime mcgraw

    So beautiful, love the fabric.

    • Hi Jaime, thanks… yes the fabric really pops, I love the yellow in particular.

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