:Because I'm Instruction Challenged!

I  bought this pattern three years ago and don't why it's taken me so long to get this table runner made.  Well, actually I do know why:  I'm instruction challenged!  The pattern Point Setta by quilt designer Lisa Maki of Crooked Nickel Quilt Designs  has four full pages of instructions and her table runner pictured on the pattern cover has at least five fabrics, plus a border! For one little table runner!  Oh, My!  So, while I loved Lisa's design, I just couldn't go the limit. 

So now, three years later, I decided to overcome my fear of instruction overwhelm and make do with what was on hand....and that was two fabrics!  One for the 5" squares and one for the 1" (-) sashing strips. I left the border off completely! 

Kaffe Fassett fabrics are so exuberantly full of design, I decided I would cut this one fabric into the required 5" squares, then place each square in a different order on the Pellon quilter's grid to make my table runner look as though it is a  multi-fabric table runner. 

So, here we go, step-by-step:

Precision piecing made easy with Pellon Quilter's grid....fusible.

Cut to desired length and width, then place the 5" squares inside the grid, leaving a 1" grid open between each square.  With Teflon applique pressing sheet, press the squares down, then add the sashing in the remaining open 1" grid and press down. 

Flip your fused piece over and following the grid lines, sew 1/4" inside each side of the sashing.

Add batting and backing.....and quilt as desired.  I quilted inside each sashing strip.  This seemed adequate for the table runner. 

My dining room is small, but full of color, so this table runner just made itself at home!




  1. Lovely tablerunner for a lovely room.

  2. Wonderful! Love the Kaffe fabrics. I have a hard time cutting into mine.


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