Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's a runner month and with Duff she is jumping us into Spring which is almost Here!

Hi again! This is ♥Duff from BaconThenEggs. Madame Samm has asked me to contribute this month so I thought I’d share a quick, easy project that’s also a stash-buster.  A spring runner, or in my case a kitchen island runner, fits the bill nicely!

You’ll need:
Charm pack or assortment of scraps
4 ½ inches WOF for sashing
7 inches WOF for border
Binding

 Cut up a charm pack or various fabrics in assorted sizes (about 1 ½  -2 ¾  x 5in.) 


Then sew them into pairs, leaving a couple extra to the side for later.
Sew pairs into quadruplets.
Decide on your layout by positioning squares until you’re happy. Here’s where the extra pieces come in—the length of each row will be different so you can add to a row that needs little more length.



Sew quadruplets into three “printed strips.”
Square up the strips both width and length so you have 3 equal-sized printed strips.
Sashing: Cut (3) 1 ½ inch WOF strips.
a.     Subcut (2) of the strips to the length of your printed strips. Sew sashing between printed fabric strips and on outer lengths.
b.    Subcut remaining sashing strip to match the width of each end. Sew on.


Border: Cut (3) 2 ½ inch WOF strips. (please note that the possibility exists that you will only need two of these strips, so perhaps you’d like to cut as you go.)
a.     Subcut one strip (possibly 2) to match length of runner top. Sew on.
b.    Subcut remaining strip to match width. Sew on. 

Sandwich, Quilt, and bind.
I found that there is a lot of leftover fabric from the charm pack, so I went on to make two more runners.
Here are the sizes for all three: 18 x 21, 9 x 46, 14 x 20. One for the kitchen island, another for the foyer table, and a third for a friend. That’s three coordinated runners from one charm pack and some yardage-wowzers!



I hope you’re enjoying this month of runners--it's inspiring me every day!
♥Duff








35 comments:

  1. Very cute and great that you get multiple projects from one charm pack.

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  2. What a great Spring project!

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  3. Nice and bright and fun. I really like the dotted border fabric.

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  4. Love the bright spring-like colors. Thank you!!

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  5. Simple and cute, thanks Duff.

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  6. Very cute! and very easy! Great tut! Love your fabric choices! Spring has sprung!!

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  7. I always luv the coin quilt projects. Cute table topper for Spring...thanks for sharing!

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  8. Bright and cheerful and perfectly spring! Thank you for a great tutorial. blessings, marlene

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  9. Perfect spring/Easter colors. I can see my basket of colored eggs sitting on that pretty island topper. I need to start on that soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hi Duff, give me simple any day, thanks for another use for a charm pack

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  11. Cute table topper/runner Duff. I really love the idea of getting so many from just the one charm pack. Thank you.

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  12. Wow so simple and so cute!! Thanks for the tutorial =D

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  13. Great project for me. I am never quite sure how to start. You made it easy. Thanks.

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  14. Good Afternoon Duff...well look what a few 5 inch squares can get you...Love it..and it is sew colourful too...just jumping out with spring

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  15. Very cute and very easy to make . Love it.

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  16. Thank you for a great little tutorial! It looks perfect for spring!

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  17. that is so simple that even i could do it :) thanks for sharing

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  18. I have (gulp) sort of been on a charm pack buying spree lately and this is exactly the idea I need to use some up. Thanks!

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  19. I am always surprised how much you can get out of a charm pack! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  20. This is very cute and nice and bright for a beautiful spring day...thanks so much for sharing...

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  21. Cute runner and fun fabrics. Thanks for a great tutorial.

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  22. Great tutorial Duff and thanks Madame Samm for featuring the wonderful Duff. Love her!

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  23. I love the bright cheeriness of the runners. Just in time for spring!

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  24. I love this! So bright and colorfuL! Great design!

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  25. I love your design - thanks for the tutorial!

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  26. HOLA aNNIE:
    Me encantan tus trabajos porque son muy coloridos.
    gracias por seguirme
    besos
    http://eli-jobutterflypatchwork.blogspot.com/

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  27. sew cute and easy to boot......

    Did you all see the Amy Bradley dool give kit give away on the side.... there's a little of all of use there ...lol.I hope to get in on the draw....
    in stitches

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  28. Love this tutorial!!! As a beginner in quilting, I'm dying to make a table runner for every table in my house! THIS IS PERFECT FOR ME!!! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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