Saturday, 22 February 2014

Chriss Cross Table Runner and Place Mat Set PART 1

It has been a while since I have posted a tutorial
so I  thought I would post what we did in class today 

In total you will have one Table Runner 
and a set of 
4 Place Mats 

below is what you need for everything 
but this is a 2 part Tutorial 
part 2 will be posted next week

what you will need:
Sewing machine 
Missouri Star Quilt Co.(MSQC) Small Simple Wedge Template
3 matching Fat Quarters (F/Q)
1 contrasting Fat Quarter for around the feature (F/Q)
1 meter of Black plain fabric such as Emma Louise Quilters Muslin
matching Thread 
Rotary Cutter 
cutting Mat
6x24inch ruler 
1.7 wadding of your choice eg: cotton/polyester/Bamboo
                                                                  1.7 Backing fabric 
                                                                 .70cm Binding Fabric 

now that we have all that together lets get started :) 

first take your matching F/Q's and iron out all the creases 
this is a must for accurate cutting of the template :) 

Here comes the fun and simple part of this Lovely table set

1. take your  MSQC Small simple Wedge template 
and place it on your fabric as i have in the picture
now cut along each edge of the template 
that is your first spin your template...
line up on the cut edge of the fabric and cut along the other edge 
so you get your 2nd Triangle....continue this until 
you have 64 triangles in total ") 

2. Lets get sewing! 
take your triangles and place them like 
i have done in the picture here...and sew a 1/4 inch 
seam along the and then add another 
to this and continue until you have joined  triangles together
this forms a feature block in the table runner and place mats 
continue until you have 4  panels in total for Table Runner
then square off your feature blocks :) 
you just cut your end triangles in half 
like pictured :) 

3.Onto the Border for feature panels 
take you Contrasting F/Q and cut into 
1 inch Strips (cut as you need as you may not use the whole F/Q)
Now border your feature block....Press as you go.....for me I done the long sides first 
then the top and you can see pictured here

4. Now onto the assembly of your Table Runner 
take you Plain fabric in my case I used Black as this is my colour scheme of 
my Kitchen/Dinning Room 
** Cut 1x 9.5 inch strip  across the width of the fabric 
**1 x 2.5inch strip across the width of the fabric 
take your first bordered feature Block and  add a 2.5" strip to the left side 
 and then on the right side of the feature block add the 9.5" strip of fabric 
now trim of excess...
add another feature block and press 
now take you left over 9.5" strip and add another panel
continue doing this until you have 4 feature blocks attached 
now add another 2.5 inch strip to the end and you should have something that looks like this 

5.Now for the final strips to be added 
**Cut 3 x 1&1/4 inch strips (see placement of strips in above picture)
join 2 of them together and sew on to the top of the 
table runner cut off excess repeat for the bottom of the Table Runner 

Your Table Runner Top  is Complete.....

6.Now onto the Quilting it :) 
you can do this however you please but for me 
I kept it nice and simple 
I just Quilted in ditch for the feature block and then 
cross hatched the black panels

7.Nearly Done Binding to go 
** cut 4 x 2.5" strips of binding fabric (WOF)

cut off selvage's and join your strips end to end 
to make one long strip of fabric...
now head over to your iron and press with 
wrong sides of your fabric facing each other 
(pretty side facing out) 

continue this until you have done 
The Entire length
Steps 1 to 5 for how to make your binding ..once you have sewn your strips end to end then we want to fold them with pretty side facing out and wrong sides facing each other in half....Press with a hit iron...once you have done this and you get to the end of your binding you need to open up approx 2 inches of you binding like shown in the 4th take your corner and press to make a 45 degree special tools need just do it like shown in picture  5 now move on step 6 
Steps 6 to 9... fold your fabric back over so you have it looking like image give it a good press with a hot Iron and maybe even use some spray starch it help it hold form for can see here what we are trying to achieve...a nice bias angle with the end of our binding...this will give you a nicer overall finish to your binding 
9. Now you are ready to attach you binding to the front of your 
Table Runner  

Steps 1 -3 following the pics you need to attach your binding like pic1. and then when
you start to sew about 5inches from the first pin back stitch for 3 stitches and then continue on till you
come to the 1st corner of table runner 
Steps 4 to 7 once you come to the corner you want to stop a 1/4 inch from the corner then take out your table runner and flip up your tail like in pic 5. then fold it down like it  is shown in step 6. it should look like pic 7 continue doing this for all your other corners ..this will create a Mitered corner :) 
steps 8 to that we are at our final corner we so the same as above...we continue to sew down till about an inch from the beginning of our is at this point that I take my long tail and trim must have enough of a tail to fit into the beginning of our can what I am trying to achieve here by the pictures
Steps 12 to in picture 12 you can see that I have cut it on an we take this and slip into the beginning of our binding see pic fold it back over so it looks like it continues on like in picture sew along the remaining binding until you meet up with where you started
you now finished putting your binding on 

Table runner ....once this is done you  can then hand sew the 
binding onto the back of your table runner
your corners on the back should look like the picture below 
perfect mitered corners :) :) 

Woo Hoo you now have a completed Table Runner YaY 

Keep an eye out Next week for Part 2 
how to assemble your matching Place Mats ") 

                                         Happy Quilting ") N

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