Quilting with Friends

Sometimes the First Cut is the Hardest….

A while ago, a good friend gave me fabric and pattern using the ‘easy’ Stripped Table Runner pattern and 60 degree ruler.  The fabric is definitely what I like – Autumn Leaves.  She told me how easy it was, but every time I took the fabric out – I said no way!  How can I possibly cut into this?

I think it was just a matter of over thinking the whole thing!  Trying to picture the final table runner before making the necessary cuts – was impossible.

Some fellow guild members were just as hesitant as I.  Another member, who has made a number of these quilts, volunteered to ‘walk’ us thru making the table runner at our monthly Sew Day this November.

The trick seems to be to select the section of the border print that you most want to feature. Three triangle cuts are made on each of the fabric strips. The first and third cut triangles are discarded or can be used to make a candle mat or place mat.


In this case the choices were the ‘wide’ or narrow ‘strip’ of Fall leaves.

I chose to focus on the wide row of leaves

The second of the cut triangles are positioned at the ends of each side of the quilt.  And voila a perfect (and super easy) table runner.


The throwaway pieces can then be assembled into a table mat.

This has to have been the ‘hardest’ easy project I’ve ever done!








There is always time to quilt!
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