Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Saint Patrick's Day Runner With ThermOWeb And Crafter's Edge

We could all use a bit of luck in our homes and this St. Patrick's Day runner could just be the
 thing to bring that Irish luck to you! Those sweet shamrocks made with 
Crafter's Edge Nested Hearts and green fabric will bring some cheery fun to the party, too!

You can visit the ThermOWeb blog today to see this and other fun projects, too!

St. Patrick's Day Table Runner
14" x 50"


Putting the runner together goes quickly with the Crafter's Edge fabric dies and ThermOWeb 
products. The Heat n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive has just the right amount of thickness without 
adding bulk and you'll love how easy it is to peel off the protective backing paper. 

products  for finishing the runner without needing to pin the layers together before quilting.

Supplies:

Crafter’s Edge Crossover Machine
Crafter’s Edge Nested Hearts Fabric Die
Optional - Three 1” Buttons


Fabric needed:

1/4 yard green and white gingham
1 1/4 yard green cut lengthwise (1/2 yard if piecing strips)
1 3/8 yard white cut lengthwise (5/8 yard if piecing strips)
1 1/2 yard green backing
1/3 yard white and green polka dot– binding
1 3/8 yard – Stitch n Sew Fleece Sew-in High Loft or batting

Cutting instructions:

Cut 1 – 9 ½” x 9 ½” green squares (hourglass blocks)
Cut 1 – 9 ½” x 9 ½” white squares (hourglass blocks)
Cut 3 – 8 ½” x 8 ½” white squares (shamrocks background)
Cut 9 – 3 ½” x 3” green and white gingham Crafter’s Edge Nested Hearts with iron-on adhesive (shamrocks)
Cut 3 – 1/2” x 3 ½” green applique strips with iron-on adhesive (shamrock stems)
Cut 3 – 1” applique circles (shamrock centers or use buttons)
Cut 6 – 1 ½” x 8 ½” green strips (sashing)
Cut 2 – 1 ½” x 46 ½” green strips (top and bottom Border A) *cut lengthwise on fabric or piece to make 46 ½” strip
Cut 2 – 2 ½” x 10 ½” white strips (left and right Border B)
Cut 2 – 2 ½” x 50 ½” white strips (top and bottom Border B) *cut lengthwise on fabric or piece to make 50 ½” strip
Cut 1 – 16” x 52” green runner backing (extra allowed for quilting)
Cut 1 – 16” x 52” batting (extra allowed for quilting)
Cut 4 – 2 ½” x 43” green fabric (binding)

Sewing/Applique Instructions: Seams are sewn 1/4” wide

Step 1: Applique – Iron adhesive to wrong side of gingham fabric following package directions.


Cut out applique Nested Hearts using Crafter’s Edge Crossover II.




Peel off paper liner from the backs of applique pieces. Place applique, adhesive side down, on right side of fabric. Press according to package directions until entire piece is bonded. Let cool. Sew around edges of applique using a straight, zig-zag, or blanket stitch.



Step 2: Hourglass blocks - You’ll need one 9 ½” x 9 ½” white square and one 9 ½” x 9 ½” green square to make two blocks. Draw a line diagonally on wrong side of white square. Place right sides of green and white squares together. Sew a 1/4" seam along both sides of the drawn line.


Cut the block along the drawn line to create two blocks. Open and press fabrics to the dark side.


On one of the blocks, draw a diagonal line opposite from the seam on the wrong side of fabric.  With right sides together (colors opposite of each other) and nesting the seam, sew 1/4" along both sides of the drawn line. Cut the blocks along the drawn line. Open and press seams toward the side. Trim blocks to 8 ½” x 8 ½”.

Step 3: Center Row – With right sides together, sew appliqued shamrock blocks, hourglass blocks, and sashings together as shown below. Press seams to right.



Step 4: Border A – With right sides together, sew 1 ½” x 46 ½” green strips to top and bottom of Center Row. Press seams down.



Step 5: Border B – With right sides together, sew 2 ½” x 10 ½” white strips to left and right of Center Row/Border A. Press seams towards border. With right sides together, 2 ½” x 50 ½” white strips to top and bottom of Border A. Press seams down.



Step 6: *Runner assembly with batting and basting spray:
Protect the area where you will be working by placing an old sheet or paper under and around the area you’ll be spraying. Place the batting on work area, smoothing to remove wrinkles. Place the runner backing, wrong side down, on top of batting. Smooth to remove wrinkles. Having the batting a bit larger than the backing is suggested.

Roll back about six inches of the runner back to expose some of the batting. Using the basting spray, spray batting from one edge to the other. Carefully lay the wrong side of runner backing over the sprayed surface of batting. Smooth fabric to ensure it adheres to the sprayed fabric and remove any wrinkles. Roll back the rest of the runner back to continue spraying and smoothing about six inches at a time until you reach the bottom of the runner back. Check for creases or folds you might have missed.

Turn backing and batting over to have batting facing up. Lay runner front, wrong side down, on batting. Make sure runner front is lined up correctly; smooth out wrinkles. Use the same spray and smooth method as the backing. Trim edges and square-up runner.

Step 7: Quilt as desired and add binding. Add buttons if desired.





6 comments:

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

So cute! Perfect for the season!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Just love it, Carol

Annie said...

Such a cute runner, Carol. Hearts make perfect clovers. A great way to get extra mileage from a die. I love the shade of green and the simplicity of this design.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carol! Fabulous runner for the season that is very quickly approaching. It kind of snuck up on me. I love all the different green fabrics you chose and that button in the center of the shamrock leaves is great. ~smile~ Roseanne

Susan said...

Love the buttons! Thanks for the directions for cutting. I don't have a cutter, but I think I could manage this fine without one. It's a great runner, and I like that size.

Elvira said...

Gracias por el tutorial, te ha quedado perfecto
Besos