The magic technique of fusing fabric for applique by Jackie White August 15, 2016 written by Jackie White August 15, 2016 697 This week is filled with two fun projects that are fast, easy and very practical! Learn the magic technique of using fusible product to create a quilted table runner! Create adorable table runners using wool felt, zippers and bright fabric! The first table runner uses circles and rectangles to give a modern and trendy look. Learn how to piece a colorful quilted table runner together and give it a little whimsy by creating flowers by fusing different sized circles together. Modern table runner with fused flower circles and pieced stems. This table runner is great for beginner quilters as it shows simple piecing and the technique of using fused fabric, yet fun for experienced quilters as they get to be creative in making their fabric flowers! Fused flower circle table runner with pieced border. Products needed for quilted table runner: HeatnBond, Unique Quilting numbered pins, Kai Scissors, Gutermann thread, Grace Company rotary cutter and Clover Clips. Let’s get started making this fused flower table runner! Materials 1 fat quarter solid green fabric 1 yard light grey fabric Fabric selection of different prints , either five fat quarters, 5½” square charm pack or scraps Batting Backing Heat’n’Bond Feather Lite HeatnBond Feather Lite iron-on adhesive for fusing flower circles. Instructions Cut eleven 5½” squares from assorted print fabrics. Cut twenty six 1½” x 5½” rectangles from green fabric. Cut fifteen 3½” x 5½” rectangles from assorted print fabrics. Cut and sew to get a 63” x 9” strip of light grey fabric. With right sides together, sew a green strip to one side of a 5½” square. Continue joining squares to green strips until you have a long row. Ending with a 5½” print square at each end. Press. Sew green strip to 51/2″ print square and repeat. Sew a green strip to the 3½” x 5½” print rectangles along one of the 5½” sides. Continue joining the rectangles to the green strips alternating green strip w print. End with a green strip at each end. Press. With right sides together, take the print/green strip using the 3½” x 5½” rectangles and sew to one long side of the grey fabric. Press. Sew grey strip to one side of the print/green strips. Trim one end of the 5½” square strip by 2”. This is to allow for a more alternating pattern. Sew with right sides together to the other long side of the grey strip. Press. Trim other end. Pieced strips sewn to either side of grey middle strip. Now we have our green stems on our table runner and next up is the technique of creating fused circle flowers! Stay tuned as we add those to our fun quilted table runner! This is part 1 of 5 in this series. Go to part 2: Making fused fabric flowers for a quilted table runner [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF fused flowersfusing fabric for appliqueheatnbondjackie whitequilted table runner FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jackie White I am a quilter who loves quilting outside the box especially when it comes to 3D and embellishments. My work has been published in books and magazines and I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Quilters’ Association. When I am not in my studio, I am working as a Social Media Manager. previous post In quilting, a little love goes a long way next post Making fused fabric flowers for a quilted table runner YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... 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... 3 comments Marilyn Hukill August 20, 2016 - 9:35 pm This is very cute. I love doing applique. Reply Jo-Anne Cooper August 17, 2016 - 6:35 pm III love making table runners. As a novice quilter I learn new techniques and finish the project in a timely fashion. Reply monica August 17, 2016 - 1:06 pm I just starting to do applique. I have to follow this series. Reply 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.