Monday, February 6, 2012

Candy Hearts Table Runner Tutorial

Our kitchen table needed a little brightening up for Valentine's Day. I searched through my fabric stash and found the aqua pieces of Sew Cherry by Lori Holt. I love this fabric!! Then found a few scrap fabrics that coordinated. I love it when I can just shop my stash!

The table runner is made with an uneven nine patch blocks and heart appliqué blocks. This was quick and easy to put together.


Here is a tutorial so you can make a Candy Heart Table Runner too.

Materials
1 1/2 yards of white back ground Fabric
1/2 yard of red fabric for heart and binding
1/2 yard of aqua for uneven nine patch blocks
Scraps of coordinating fabric for heart blocks
Batting (I used scraps. It is so nice to use up those little bits of leftover batting)

From the white background fabric cut:
4- 3 inch strip width of fabric (WOF)
2- 2 1/4 inch strip WOF
5- 6 1/2 inch squares

From aqua cut:
2- 2 1/4 inch strip WOF
1- 3 inch strip WOF

From red cut:
3- 2 1/2 inch strips WOF for binding

From scraps:
Cut five hearts

For the Heart blocks

 Cut a piece of paper 6 1/2 inches square. Fold in half and draw half a heart on the fold. Make sure that you leave enough room for seam allowances. Cut along your drawn shape to make a heart.

 Use your paper heart as a pattern and appliqué your scrap hearts to the center of the white blocks. I used needle turn appliqué.  I traced the heart on to freezer paper then cut it out and ironed it to the right side of my scrap fabric. Shiny side down. Then traced the heart shape into the fabric. Clipping the curves I stitch the hearts to the blocks.


For the Uneven Nine Patch Blocks

For the first strip set sew 2 1/4 inch white strips to both sides of the 3 inch color strip.

 For the second strip set sew 2 1/4 inch aqua strips to both sides of the 3 inch white strip.

From the first strip set cut 5- 3 inch blocks.

From the second strip set cut 10- 2 1/4 inch blocks.

 Sew a 2 1/4 block to either side of the 3 inch block to make an uneven nine patch block. Make 5 uneven nine patch blocks. Should be 6 1/2 inch blocks.


Now alternate the heart blocks and the nine patch blocks so that you have two rows of 5 blocks. Sew together to form rows then sew your rows together.


Add borders. Make your quilt sandwich. I machine stitched in the ditch between all the blocks and in the seams if the uneven nine patch blocks. Then I used floss to stitch around the hearts and in the border.

Add binding.
 All done!! A bright fun Candy Hearts Table Runner!!

Cherilyn

Link Parties:
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/02/06/made-by-you-monday-85/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+skiptomyloublog+%28Skip+To+My+Lou%29

http://sewcando.blogspot.com/2012/02/craftastic-monday-link-party-time.html

http://www.thegirlcreative.com/2012/02/just-something-i-whipped-up-valentine.html

http://www.craftskeepmesane.blogspot.com/2012/02/motivate-me-monday-108.html

http://makingtheworldcuter.com/

http://sewchatty.blogspot.com/

http://itssoverycheri.com/
http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html
http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2012/02/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay-69.html
http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/
http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/
http://conniekresin.blogspot.com/
http://quiltstory.blogspot.com/
http://www.cloverandviolet.com/2012/02/stash-project-new-beginning.html
http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-stalking-thursday-27.html

31 comments:

  1. This is so pretty!! I LOVE it. It would look so nice on my breakfast table. I can't wait to show my mother-in-law this...she is a talented quilter like you! Thank you bunches for stopping by and linking up at Mop It Up Mondays!
    {HUGS},
    kristi
    ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments and for hosting a great link party!

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  2. What talent you have! I love the colors! Thanks so much for linking this up to my Valentine Link Party! What fun!

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    1. Thank you and I love your Valentine's link Party lots of great ideas!

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  3. How sweet! Love the uneven 9-patch blocks and tutorial! I would love to have you share this at my Linky party!
    Quilting by the River

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  4. Love your table runner. The scrappy look is one of my favorites and the clean lines of this looks great!
    ~Carolyn

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  5. I just love this. Great job and thanks for the tute!

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  6. So cute! I love the red stitching!

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  7. I love your table runner. The fabrics are so cheery and the red stitching just makes it. I would love to be on your link party list. My party – The Inspiration Board is up right now. Hope to see you there.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/02/inspiration-board-link-party-36.html

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  8. This is adorable for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

    Debra

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  9. I popped on over from clover and violet stash projects and love the table runner. That is really sweet. Very cute V-Day project! Thanks for sharing the tute. I hope your having a great day! January sewsewgo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I just hopped over to your blog and I love your post about doodle stitching. I would love to try that someday.

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  10. I found this darling table runner in Pinterest...I love it!!! thank you for the tutorial, I'm ging to make me one too. You're so talented! :D

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    1. I love Pinterest! Thanks for stopping by. I would love to see your table runner. Let me know how the Tutorial works for you.

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  11. Beautiful quilt. I particularly like the hand quilting and the uneven nine patch.

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  12. So, so pretty! I am definitely making this!

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see your Table Runner. Let me know how the Tutorial works out for you. :)

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  13. I just finished making this with chocolate and cinnamon hearts. I made it a bit longer and started out needle turning my hearts but soon switched to fusible because I need more practice at needle turn and I wanted to get it done. I did buttonhole stitch them though and I am loving how it turned out. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  14. This is so nice and bright want to try making this

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