Quilt Size: 14" x 45" Table Runner or Wall Banner
2. From the dark red fabric for the border/binding/backing cut one piece 20" x 50" for the backing. Cut two more pieces each 3-1/2" x 50" for the side borders. Cut one more piece 5" x 50" for the end borders. Cut three pieces 2-1/2" x 50" for binding.
3. From cream fabric cut four squares 9" x 9".
4. On the paper side of fusible web trace the circle template, tulip template and leaf template face down each four times leaving 1/2" between tracings.
5. Cut apart tracings leaving 1/4" around each shape. Lay the web side down on wrong side of the appliqué fabrics. The circles go on the gold fabric, tulips on the dark red fabric and leaves on the green fabric. Lightly fuse pieces to fabrics.
6. Cut out each shape and arrange them centered on the cream background fabric squares.
7. Permanently fuse shapes following manufacturer's instructions.
8. Cut tear-away stabilizer into four 8" squares. Pin a piece of stabilizer to wrong side of each appliqué block. Set your sewing machine on a narrow short zigzag stitch. Through the needle use an all-purpose matching thread for each appliqué fabric or a clear nylon thread. Put a neutral colored thread in the bobbin (khaki works well for the colors in the sample quilt).
9. Machine appliqué around all raw edges of appliqué pieces. Backstitch a stitch or two when starting or stopping. Remove stabilizer.
10. Press blocks from wrong side. Trim blocks to 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" with the design centered.
11. Stitch blocks in a row of four. For a wall banner you can have all the blocks facing in one direction.
12. Sew a 3-1/2" x 50" strip to the long sides of blocks. Press and trim excess.
13. Cut the 4-1/2" x 50" strip into two equal lengths. Sew these to the ends. Press and trim excess.
14. Layer backing, batting and quilt top. Baste layers together. Quilt or tie as desired.
15. Prepare binding from three 2-1/2" x 50" strips of dark red fabric. Sew strips together into one long binding strip. Press strip in half lengthwise. Carefully trim backing and batting even with quilt top.
16. Leaving an 8" tail of binding, sew binding to top of quilt through all layers matching all raw edges. Miter corners. Stop approximately 12" from where you started. Lay both loose ends of binding flat along quilt edge. Where these two loose ends meet, fold them back on themselves and press to form a crease. Using this crease as your stitching line, sew the two open ends of the binding together right sides together. Trim seam to 1/4" and press open. Finish sewing tape to quilt.
17. Turn binding to back of quilt and blind stitch in place.
18. Sign and date your work.
Copyright © 2004 Lucy A. Fazely