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Split Seconds Table Runner

This month I will give instructions for this pretty runner using Creative Grids Split Seconds Ruler.

You will need 2 pieced blocks and 2 solid blocks.

Start with a 6″ square of fabric then using complimentary fabrics join a strip to one side of the square and then press seam flat.  Trim any excess fabric so that you are always working with a straight edge.  Then join a second strip of fabric to the next side of the square.  The strips do not need to be of a uniform width.  In fact it adds more interest to the block if the width of each strip varies..  Keep adding in strips of fabric until you have a pieced block large enough to cut a 16 1/2″ block.  You will need 2 blocks.

Then cut 2 blocks in a complimentary colour 16 1/2″ x 16 1/2″

Repeat with the other 2 blocks

Then move 1 of the pieced sections behind the plain piece so that you have a pieced and a plain section and join together along the curved cut.

Repeat with the other sections.  You will end up with 4 blocks.(Only need 3 for the table runner)

For the sashings cut a strip 1 1/2″ wide then cross cut into 2 – 1 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ strips.

Join a sashing strip to the right hand side of the first block then join a second block to the other side of the sashing.

Join a second block to the right of the sashing strip followed by another sashing strip then the third block.

For the border cut 3 x 2″ strips.  Trim 2 x 50 1/2″ long and add to top and bottom of Table runner

Trim 2 x 19 1/2″ long and add to either end of the runner.

These blocks would also look lovely used in a bed quilt.

I hope you have fun with this project.

Happy Stitching

Heather

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