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Northcott’s ‘Tis the Season table runner – layout option 2

 

Yesterday I showed you how to use a strip of squares cut from one of the Northcott ‘Tis the Season panels. Here’s another option for a table runner using the same panel from this collection – this time minus the green borders. This runner is 14½” x 38½”.

Another 'Tis the Season table runner
Another ‘Tis the Season table runner

 

Here’s how you can get started making this festive table runner.

Cut 4 design elements from the ‘Tis the Season panel having a scant ¼” green border all around. You want to make sure that the green border around the designs will be hidden in the seam allowance. They won’t be an exact square! I measured the individual “squares” after cutting them from the panel. They measured 5⅛” on one side and 5¼” or 5⅜” on the other side. Again, this is typical of panels but it’s easy to get them back to being true squares just by adding some narrow borders.

From Northcott ColorWorks black, cut 8 strips 1½” wide by about 7½” long.

Sew a 1½” strip to the top and bottom of each design element. Press seams toward black. Trim off excess fabric. It’s a good idea to sew with the square on top of the black fabric so you can stitch right on the green design line.

Sew a 1½” strip to each side. Press seams toward black.

Stitch along the design line on the fabric.
Stitch along the design line on the fabric.

 

Side borders ready to be sewn on
Side borders ready to be sewn on

 

Square up the blocks so they each measure 6½” x 6½”. I like to use a 6½” square ruler and a rotating cutting board for this type of trimming. The rotating cutting board allows you to cut all 4 sides without having to move the fabric. This helps to eliminate the potential of inaccurate cutting.

Square-up the blocks to 6½" x 6½".
Square-up the blocks to 6½” x 6½”.

 

From both the ‘Tis the Season red and green holly prints cut 3 – 2½” x 3½”, 2 – 4½” x 7½” and 1 – 4½” x 30½”.

Sew the 2½” x 3½” pieces together to make sashing between the blocks.

Sew the blocks and sashing strips together.

Sew blocks and sashing strips together.
Sew blocks and sashing strips together.

 

Sew the 4½” x 30½” red strip to the top and the green 4½” x 30½” green strip to the bottom.

Sew a the 4½” x 7½” red and green pieces together to make the side borders.

Sew on the side borders.

Side borders are sewn on after the top and bottom borders.
Side borders are sewn on after the top and bottom borders.

 

Now you’re ready to quilt and then sew on the binding. I’ll be using 3″ ColorWorks black strips to make my ½” finished size binding, but you can use your own favorite binding style if you wish. You can read more about my ½” binding method here.

Northcott 'Tis the Season runner ready to be quilted
Northcott ‘Tis the Season runner ready to be quilted

 

Be sure to come back tomorrow. I’ll be showing you one more project using the odd-sized, leftover squares from the Northcott ‘Tis the Season panel!

 

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Using Northcott’s ‘Tis the Season fabrics for a Christmas table runner

Go to part 5: Here’s what to do with Northcott’s ‘Tis the Season fabric leftovers

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.

2 Comments

  1. Peggy

    Love your patterns!

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