Whirlpool Table Runner
Here is a project using three Whirlpool blocks from last week’s Block of the Month.
This is a diamond patterned quilted table runner measuring 16" wide x 40" long.
Here's What You Will Need:
- ¾ yard of fabric for borders and backing. I used fabrics from Kathy Davis newest line Wildflower. 10” square scrap for cornerstones.
- Cotton Batting My personal preference is for Warm and Natural
- Cut 3 strips 2 ½” wide x WOF for borders. Subcut two of these strips to 36 ½” long for the long borders. Cut the other strip into two 2 ½” x 12 ½ “ pieces for the short borders.
- Cut the backing piece 16 ½” wide by 40 ½” long
- Cut four contrasting cornerstone pieces 2 ½” square each
- Cut batting 16 ½” x 40 ½”
[Sew ¼” seams throughout this project]
- Sew three whirlpool blocks together using ¼” seam.
- Sew 36 ½” borders to long edges of joined blocks.
- Sew cornerstone pieces to short border strips on either end.
- Sew joined cornerstone/short border pieces to short edges of runner, matching corners.
- Layer backing and top right sides together. Layer batting on top of backing and top. Stitch around all four edges, leaving a 4” opening for turning.
- Turn right side out.
- Quilt as desired. I stitched in the ditch around the diamond shape and then filled in the blocks with an all over stippling. I also stitched one straight line down the center of each border, and close to the edge of the cornerstone blocks.
I would love to see a picture of your finished runner. Link up on the last Wednesday of every month during my twelve month challenge.