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!
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St. Patrick's Day Table Runner
14" x 50"
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.
Optional - Three 1” Buttons
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
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.
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 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.