I hope you’re enjoying using your 8 fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks Tie One On fabric.
Yesterday, I showed you how to make some placemats using 5″ and 2¾” strips left over from the table runner that was made on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Today you’ll see how to make another table runner, this time using placemat shapes.
Following yesterday’s instructions, make 4 or 5 more placemat tops, using 2 – 5″ strips and 7 – 2¾” squares for each placemat. Each one will be different, giving this table runner a modern, scrappy look.
When you cut the original 8 fat quarters into 5″ and 2¾” strips, there was one narrow strip left at the end. Now you can use that strip to join the “placemats” together to make the table runner.
These strips will probably be different widths. You can trim them to a common size or use them just as they are. My runner has 4 “placemats” so I needed 3 joining strips. Sew the placemats together with the narrow strips.
Trim excess fabric from the narrow strips so all edges are even.
- Cut batting and backing so it’s about 1″ larger all around than the placemat top.
- Layer backing (I chose red Ketan #262 Azalea), batting and top.
- Quilt as desired. Again, I did some simple straight line quilting.
- Remember to use your even-feed or walking foot for quilting.
- Trim so there is ¼” of backing and batting showing all around.
- Measure your runner to determine what length of binding strips you need. Cut 3″ strips (for a ½” finished size binding) from the Banyan Batiks fabric of your choice. I used the gray Ketan #441 Silver Lites.
- Fold binding strip in half, wrong sides together and press.
- Sew on the binding using a ½” seam allowance. You can see detailed instructions for making and sewing the binding in my QUILTsocial blog post from August 11, 2016.
Do you still have some small strips and/or squares left over from your Banyan Batik Tie One On fabrics? Come back tomorrow to see how to use even these small pieces to make some mug rugs or table mats.