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Finishing the Banyan Batiks Tie One On table runner

Yesterday I showed you how to cut 8 fat quarters from Banyan Batiks Tie One On collection in preparation for making a table runner. Today, you’ll be sewing everything together to finish the runner.

 

Finished table runner made with Banyan Batiks Tie one On fat quarters
Finished table runner made with Banyan Batiks Tie one On fat quarters

 

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.

 

5" strips and 4 patch blocks ready to be sewn
5″ strips and 4 patch blocks ready to be sewn

 

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.

 

 

 

Sew the 1½" gray strips between the pieced blocks.
Sew the 1½” gray strips between the pieced blocks.

 

Trim so all edges are even.
Trim so all edges are 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.

 

Use a walking foot for quilting.
Use a walking foot for quilting.

 

Binding

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.

 

Sew on binding with a ½" seam.
Sew on binding with a ½” seam.

 

 

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.

 

This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1: Making a modern quilt design using traditional quilt blocks

Go to part 3: Quilt pattern ideas for using leftover fabric, Banyan Batiks Tie One On

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

4 Comments

  1. Teena Laughton

    Love this color way and the table runner seems so easy to make, I will have to give it a try!

    • Thanks Teena. Send us a picture when you get yours done. It’s always fun to see what others do with the designs!

  2. Sandy Allen

    Love how the four patch blocks look like stepping stones! Such a fun runner!

    • Thanks Sandy. And it’s easy to make too!

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