Layout and sewing:
Lay out your cut strips according to this chart:
See how across from each 4-1/2” strip there is a pair of 14-1/2” strips?
Sew each of those pairs together, putting them back where you got them after you sew and press. (Color placement is important - don’t get your fabs mixed up!) Use a long table, the floor, or a design wall.
Now sew each pair to the corresponding 4-1/2” strip. For example, the 14-1/2” strip pair of fab 1 and fab 3 will be sewn to the fab 2 4-1/2” strip. It will make tons of sense as you go. And remember - odd numbers are on one side, evens are on another. Tape, tape, tape! You might think you’ll remember where each one goes, then get distracted by ... I don’t know ... a Siberian Husky who thinks you need a break. Just for instance. Not that I had to do a little "reverse sewing" this very afternoon. ...or perhaps I did. Ahem.
Each fabric in the 14-1/2”/14-1/2”/4-12” groups is different!
Also, sew the fab 1 14-1/2” strip to the fab A 2-1/2” square - and the fab 14 14-1/2” strip to the fab Z 2-1/2” square.
Once you’ve got all those 14-1/2”/14-1/2”/4-12” groups together, and your 14-1/2”/2-1/2” groups together, put those ALL together to form your table runner. Nothing to match up ... just easy sewing!
|Keep sewing groups to groups!|
I couldn't believe how fast it came together!
Here's my top, all put together!
Yea! Pretty cool, huh? Let's get the hubby to hold it up outside, for a good look at it!
|I ❤ the Kansas wind. And my patient husband!!!|
Let's find a calmer corner of the deck...
I've started piecing my binding; I decided it would be easier just to leave everything cut at 2-1/2", since I'm working from scraps. I think a bit wider binding than I normally work with wouldn't be a bad idea for this runner!
Tomorrow, I hope to choose a backing and perhaps get quilting!
Is anyone else cutting or sewing yet? Please remember to add your photos to the FlickR group!