Squares make a great looking table runner: Make your own design by Jean Boyd September 15, 2022 written by Jean Boyd September 15, 2022 211 Yesterday I showed you how to use plastic PVC pipe and wooden skewers to create more designs on fabric using the Rit Indigo Shibori Tie Dye Kit. Now let’s cut some of this beautiful fabric dyed with the Rit Indigo Shibori Tie Dye Kit, and make a quick table runner that’s 18½” x 39½” when finished. From fabrics of your choice cut the following: 3 – 9½” squares, 9 – 6½” squares, and 15 – 3½” squares. Using this diagram as a guide, arrange the fabrics as desired. Itʼs helpful to use a design wall or a similar flat surface for this step. Design for a table runner When you’re satisfied with your fabric and color placement, take a picture to use as a guide when sewing the squares together. Itʼs easy to get the pieces mixed up in a design like this, so the photo is very useful for keeping everything in order. Sew 1 – 6½” and 5 – 3½” squares together as shown to make 1– 9½” block. Make 2 more blocks like this.You can see my photo of the quilt beside the block I’m working on. Squares for the pieced block are ready to sew together. Sew 3 – 6½” squares together to make a row that measures 6½” x 18½”. Make another row like this. Putting it all together Following the diagram, sew a plain 9½” block and a pieced 9½” block together to make a row measuring 9½” x 18½”. Make 2 more rows like this. Follow the diagram to sew the 3 – 9½” rows and the 2 – 6½” rows together, pressing seams as desired. Rows are ready to sew together Finishing the table runner Layer backing, batting and quilt top. I used Odif 505 Temporary Adhesive for fabric to help the layers stick together and avoid having to baste the layers before quilting. Odif 505 is a temporary, repositionable fabric adhesive used to temporarily bond fabric. Itʼs odorless and colorless and does not gum-up sewing needles. Itʼs also acid free and has no CFC’s (Chlorofluorocarbons). Be sure to read the instructions on the can before using. Use 505 spray to bond fabric and batting together. For the quilting, I used my walking foot to stitch straight lines ⅜” apart, but you can use any quilting design you like. Use a walking foot to stitch straight lines. And here’s my table runner all finished! I love the way the fabrics dyed with the Rit Indigo Shibori Tie Dye Kit work so well together. Finished table runner I hope you join me again tomorrow as I show you how to sew on the binding to finish this table runner. This is part 4 of 5 in this series Go back to part 3: 3 tying and binding techniques for tie dyeing Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs433Best Press sprayfree patternsfree quilting patternsMary Ellen’s Best Pressmisting bottlenotionsOdif 505Rit ColorStay Dye FixativeRit Indigo All-purpose DyeRIT Indigo Shibori Tie Dye KitShibori dyeing; Mont Marte Signature Fabric Art Settable runners FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several 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. previous post 3 tying and binding techniques for tie dyeing next post Binding a quilted table runner: An angled approach YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... Sewing a hanging sleeve to your quilt, the... Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Quilt-as-you-go scrappy mug... Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Improv strip-pieced placemat Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Adding a hand-stitched... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.