Basket of Flowers…Table Runner Tutorial

Basket of Flowers…Table Runner Tutorial

This is a really fun and EASY table runner!  First you pick your charm pack and for this runner we chose Baskets of Flowers!

I have made this runner in all seasons of fabric and it is always just as cute!

Baskets of Flowers

Then you are going to lay out your fabrics.   When you lay it out you start with 1 row of 2,  and 1 row of 4, then 5 rows of 5, back to 1 row of 4, and 1 row of 2.  If this is totally confusing hopefully the pictures will help clear it up.

1 row of 2, 1 row of 4, 5 rows of 5

1 row of 2, 1 row of 4, 5 rows of 5

You sew the charms together in rows.

More Rows

More Rows

More rows

More rows

Ironing

Ironing

Iron the rows as you complete them.  Press the rows in opposite directions so they will nest together when you sew the rows.

Lay out the completed rows and stagger the colors.

Lay out the completed rows and stagger the colors.

Lay out the rows and make sure that you have your colors evenly dispersed so it is pleasing to you.

Nest together

Nest together

You start attaching the rows and nest your seams together.

1st two rows

1st two rows

Your first 2 rows are going to attach like this, as will the rest.  You will be staggering them to get the zig-zag effect on the sides.

Attach the 3rd row

Attach the 3rd row

When you attch the 3rd row it will only stagger on 1 side as you are making the end.

Rows of 5

Rows of 5

Start adding your rows of 5.

just keep adding them

just keep adding them

just lay them out, always starting in 1 square.  And keep sewing...

just lay them out, always starting in 1 square. And keep sewing…

just another shot

just another shot

The Top

The Top

When you finish adding the 5 rows of 5 you will add a row of 4 and you last row of 2 to finish the top.

Sandwich the quilt

Sandwich the quilt

Make sure you press the top well and then layer a piece of batting on the bottom, the back comes next right side up and finally the quilt top right side down.  PIN WELL!

Pin well and trim out

Pin well and trim out

Trim around all the edges.

Trim around all the edges.

Leave an opening

Leave an opening

Sew around all the edges 1/4 inch in and leave an opening on one end so you can turn it.  Clip off the points and clip in the “v” to the stitch line.  Turn the quilt and push out all the points.  Then press well. Close the opening and top stitch all around the edges.  Then machine quilt in the ditch, (or any way you want) to finish the runner.  I have have the finished photos stuck on my camera and I will post them as soon as I can get them off!

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