Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Domestic Diva Table Runner Tutorial

Fussy Cut 4 1/2" squares from the Domestic Diva's fabric showing the Domestic Diva's at work
I cut 8 Diva's for my Table Runner. Finished Table Runner size is approx. 10 1/2" x 73"
Cut 8 - 2 1/2" Squares from the light fabrics for each Block ( = 64 light squares) Either iron the squares in half on the diagonal or mark with a pencil. (this will be your sewing line)
Cut 4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles from the medium/dark prints for each block.
Also cut 4 - 2 1/2" squares from the medium/dark prints, for each block.

Sew the light 2 1/2" squares as shown to the med./drk. rectangle's, following the sewing line you either ironed in or marked with a pencil.

Trim leaving a 1/4" seam allowance

It will look like this.

Press open.
Sew another light square to the other side as shown. Trim and press open.
It will look like this. (you will make 4 of these).
Sew the med/drk 2 1/2" squares to 2 of the rectangle pieces, as shown on the left in this photo.
(one square on each end)
Sew the smaller rectangle pieces to 2 facing sides of the fussy cut square, as shown.
Sew the longer rectangle pieces to the remaining two facing sides of the fussy cut square
Tah Dah! Block completed
I used one of the light fabrics as sashing for the Table Runner. Cutting 1 3/4" strips. Sew these strips in between each block and the ends, then sew the remaining strips to both sides.

I used left over fabric cut into strips and sewn together, for my backing. Quilt and Bind.


Needled Mom said...

I do love that fabric line and the runner is so cute.

PamKittyMorning said...

Love it!

PunkiePie said...

Thank you!!

Brunch at Saks said...

Oh I LOVE this!!!

Elizabeth said...

so cute! I love it.

Madame Samm said...

Great tut and of course the fabric would be amazing if I had some lol...
you sew inspire me...oh did you hear Jodi, I won 2nd in the moda/schnibbles me??? yes
blessings msamm

Melanie said...

Hmmm I might use this star block to make a patriotic runner for my grandma, an Austrian immigrant who LOVES the U.S. I have all the fabric, but didn't know what to do!

the Material Girls Quilts said...

So cute!! I love this fabric, and this is perfect.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's adorable Jodi!

Becky said...

I likey. I'll put this On my ever-growing to do list!!

P. said...

That is just so cute! Thank you for the tutorial.

Farah Muzaffar said...

The most smart and cute table runner, I never did quilting but your projects provoke me to do, I saw your tutorial, they are so easy to understand... I am your newest follower.. hope you would like to pay a little visit to me at
and let me know how you find it...

Meerkat said...

HI, just became a follower of yout blog. Love yout tutorials. Will be following your scrap along...that's hoe I found you. But, love this diva runner! where do you get the fabric? Gorgeous!

Tiffany said...

How much of each fabric did you use? My friend is about all things vintage and this would be the perfect christmas present for her!

One Second Needle said...

I really enjoyed this domestic diva table runner tutorial. You outlined the steps perfectly and the pictures are great! Thanks!

Jo Anna said...

Jodi, somewhere I asked a question about the flying geese units. I thought it was on this post. Anyway, I figured out my problem. Thanks anyway! Jo Anna


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