When planning a project like this, I find it very useful to put all the pieces on a design wall to arrange them. You could also use a table or other flat surface.
I finally decided on this arrangement. I’ll be adding strips of Banyan Batik Ketan #442 Steel Gaze in between the pieced strips.
You’ll need ½ yd [0.5m] of this gray fabric as it will also be used for the binding. This is enough fabric to cut the binding 3″ wide for a ½” finished size binding.
Putting it all together
- Sashing strips: Cut 3 – 1½” x WOF from gray Ketan #442.
- Cut each strip in half to make 6 strips 1½” x 22″.
- Sew the 5″ strips and 4 patch blocks together to make the design you’ve chosen.
- Sew the 1½” gray strips between the 5″ strips. Trim all the edges as necessary to make them even.
Now you’re ready to quilt your Banyan Batiks Tie One On runner. I like to use a fairly thin, lightweight batting for table runners and placemats. Baste backing (I used Ketan #282 Carnation), batting and quilt top together.
I decided to do some simple straight-line quilting, but again, there are many quilting options for you. Choose the one you like best!
Because this is a fairly small piece, you might like to use it to practice a new quilting technique that you’ve always wanted to try. Make sure you use an even-feed or walking foot when machine quilting.
I like to use a ½” finished size binding. You can find my full instructions for binding in this QUILTsocial blog post from August 11, 2016, Change up the way you make your quilt binding.
I hope you’ve enjoyed making this table runner with the new Banyan Batiks Tie One On fabrics. These fabrics will be in your favorite quilt shops in October 2018.
Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to use your remaining 5″ and 2¾” Tie One On strips to make a set of placemats or a different table runner.