arrow_circle_down How to make a Table Runner with half square Triangles
Barbel shares how to make this Table Runner with any 8 inch block, plus her free half square Triangle Block
Barbel very kindly shared these instructions for us all - Thank you so much Barbel
If you want to make a table runner from square blocks and triangles, you can do these steps:
- For the square you can use any quilt block with the size 8x8, use a stabilizer like no show mesh, which will be very soft after washing.
- Cut your batting a bit smaller than the square or the triangles, so the seams between the blocks do not go over it.
- Embroider your blocks, (Butterfly from Quilted Sweet Dreams) remove the stabilizer around the blocks as close as you can.
- Cut the fabric around the blocks exactly with a 1cm seam allowance.
- The triangles are NOT half of any 8x8 square
- The sides have to be as long as the square sides. Draw a triangle with the same length of the perpendicular sides as the square and add 1cm seam allowance to each side.
Barbel has very kindly included a 1/2 square Triangle Block that you can download
- Once all squares and triangles are embroidered, sew the rows together.
- Sew the rows together and iron the seams open. Be very careful and use a wet cloth on top, the stabilizer will melt otherwise.
- Now you can add a piping, or a border only.
- The back I sewed on with an opening to turn, but you can also make a binding. To connect all layers, I quilted along some seams.
Here is the beautiful Table runner that started it all!