Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Scrappy Easter Egg Table Runner Tutorial

 Hello Friends! Happy Wednesday!

I have a very quick Easter table runner project to share with you today.

Easter Egg Quilted Table Runner

This table runner finishes at 14 x 21 inches, and is perfect way to use some scrap fabrics that scream spring! I used a modified quilt as you go technique to make this runner.

Step 1: Create Pattern

I freehanded my pattern on to muslin fabric.  If you are not comfortable drawing your own shape I found this egg shaped placemat tutorial that includes a downloadable template that can be easily adjusted to create a larger egg shape.

Egg shape pattern

Step 2: Trace Pattern

Trace your newly created pattern on to batting. I used a sharpie, the tracing doesn't need to be perfect, we are only looking for an outline to help with fabric placement.

Step 3: Arrange fabric

Arrange your scrap fabrics on top of the batting in the order you want them to appear on the table runner.

Starting in the middle place your first strip face up on the batting, and the second strip of fabric face down on the previous strip.

Sew with a quarter inch seam.

Press the strip back onto the batting and place the next strip right side down on the strip just sewn.  Feel free to press with your iron or simply finger press.

Continue adding strips in the same way until you reach the end of your egg shaped outline.

Once all the strips are sewn, press the entire quilt top. At this point you can trim away the excess fabric.

Step 4: Baste to Backing

I spray based my backing  to the quilt top.

Step 5: Quilt and Trim

At this point you can quilt as desired. I did simple straight stitching a quarter inch away from the seams.

Once the quilting is completed just trim the excess fabric and batting away. 

This was so much fun I actually made two runners at the same time.

Step 6: Cut out pattern

Pull out the pattern you created earlier to cut out from your quilted top.

Step 7: Stay Stitch Edges

I prefer to stay stitch around the perimeter, but it's not necessary.

Step 8: Bind and Enjoy

Since the table runner has a curved shaped I made bias tape to use as binding.

This was a fun project, if you decide to make one for yourself I hope you enjoy the process as much as I did!

Until next time ,craft the life you love ❣

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