|A quick and easy Autumn table runner|
The Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a Scrappy September giveaway with free scrap happy block patterns and the chance to win a Fat Quarter Shop token. So I thought I would join in.
I like to make small projects so I am using my scraps to make an autumnal table runner for my coffee table. And here is how I did it.
|A large scrappy pumpkin block|
Firstly, you will need two 12" (finished size) pumpkin blocks of your choosing. I chose to enlarge the 6" Orange Pumpkin block from my Sampler Quilt Block pattern book - if you want to resize the block from my book you will need to cut the block pieces as follows:
Piece C: 2½” squares
Piece D: 3¾” x 2½” rectangles
Piece E: 2½” squares
Piece F: 2” squares
|The Patchsmith's 6" String Block Template|
|You will need six string blocks for the runner|
Then it was a simple case of putting the blocks together starting with stitching four of the string blocks together to create one large 12½" central string block. You don't need to match seams but you can if you want.
|One large block of scrappy strings|
To make the side sections of the runner I stitched the two remaining 6" string blocks together to create one string rectangle measuring 6½ x 12½".
The finished table runner top measures 42" x 12½" and is all ready for quilting and binding. .
|I love bringing the seasons into my home.|
Even if you don't want to make a runner, it is worth putting together some scrappy blocks and posting them on Instagram with the hashtag #FQSScrappySeptember for a chance to win one of three $25 FQS tokens.
And of course, tag me #thepatchsmith so I can see all your lovely scrapilicious blocks too. Until next time .......