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!
Charm pack or assortment of scraps
4 ½ inches WOF for sashing
7 inches WOF for border
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!