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Sewing together the Curling Rocks Quilted Runner

The completed Curling Rocks Quilted Runner
The completed Curling Rocks Quilted Runner

 

Welcome back!

In today’s post we’ll put to good use the two Curling Stone Blocks made in the last post. The Curling Rocks Quilted Runner is made up of the two blocks joined by a middle piece of background fabric with some small borders to make sure your rocks are the stars of the piece!

Add borders to Curling Stone Block
Add borders to Curling Stone Block

 

 

Sew one 1 1/2″ x 8″ strip to each side of both Curling Stone Blocks. Press the seams to the strips.

Put the stone block on top of the border strip
Put the stone block on top of the border strip

 

 

To sew the two pieces together evenly, it’s helpful to sew with the curling stone block on top. Here you can see I put a pin near the end to keep the two pieces lined up.

Sew the Curling Stone Blocks to the middle of the runner
Sew the Curling Stone Blocks to the middle of the runner

 

 

Sew the 12 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ background piece to the top edge of each curling rock unit along the 10 1/2″ edges. Press the seams away from the curling rocks.

Here again you can see it’s helpful to have the Curling Stone block on top to help keep the two pieces lined up. I always like to have the piece with more seams in it facing me – that way I can watch and help the seams lie correctly as they go under the needle!

Add bottom border to yellow Curling Stone Block
Add bottom border to yellow Curling Stone Block

 

 

Sew one 12 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ strip along the bottom edge of each curling rock unit. Press the seams to the strips.

Completed Curling Rocks Runner Top
Completed Curling Rocks Runner Top

 

Bonus time – prep your binding

With the runner top completed, we’ll be moving on to quilting it in the next post. If you’re like me, you will be switching to a quilting needle in your machine to do the quilting. While you still have your universal needle in, why not get your binding ready? Then you’ll have no excuse not to finish!

Black binding for Curling Rocks Runner
Black binding for Curling Rocks Runner

 

Sew your binding strips together to make a continuous binding strip; I usually do this at a 45 degree angle. Then I cut off the excess seam allowances and press the seams open.

Whether you decide to prep your binding today or not is up to you; sewing together the Curling Rocks Quilted Runner top was the goal!

 

 

 

 

I love to play with color and *quilts* are my playground! A self-taught quilter, I've been designing quilts for almost 20 years. I'm inspired by happy fabrics, selvages, traditional blocks and nature. I'm also a wife, mother, and elementary school teacher, and enjoy drinking coffee on my front porch in northern Ontario.

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