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To help you get ready for the holidays, we're spending 12 days featuring Christmas fabrics, tutorials, and free quilt patterns. Be sure to stop back each day for another dose of inspiration! We'll also be offering some giveaways, so keep an eye out for a chance to win some Christmas fabric to jump start your next project!
On the fifth day of Christmas we have:
(not five golden rings!)
A tutorial for a table runner and placemats made by Connie of Freemotion by the River, using Ro Gregg's Tis The Season collection:
Connie:I am excited to be a part of the 12 Days of Christmas here at Inspired by Fabric! I used the beautiful Christmas fabrics Tis The Season by Ro Gregg to create a table runner and place mats that will be perfect for the holidays.
The floral print used on the back of the runner and place mats can make these reversible.
The finished size of the table runner is 18 x 40 inches and starts with three 10 inch blocks. The place mats are 12 x 16 inches. I hope you enjoy the tutorials!
1 yard dark red #8258
1 yard cream #8257
1 1/2 yard floral print #8254
Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Make 2 blocks with red as the main color and 1 block with green main color.
Cut the following for each block:
A - Cut 5 - 3 inch squares
B - Cut 32 - 1 æ inch squares cream
C - Cut 6 - 1 3/4 x 3 inch - Dark Green Or Dark Red
D - Cut 6 - 1 3/4 x 3 inch - Light Green or Light Red
E - Cut 6 - 1 3/4 inch squares - Light Green or Light Red
F - Cut 4 - 1 3/4 inch squares - Light Green or Light Red
G - Cut 2 - 1 3/4 inch x 6 3/4 inch - Dark Green or Dark Red
Start out with the 5 - 3 inch blocks (A) and add the cream (B) 1 3/4 inch corners as shown.
Stitch diagonally on each square as shown, clip and press.
Each block uses 5 of these.
Continue adding the corner pieces to the 1 3/4 x 3 inch pieces. Look at the diagram to see which way the angle goes. There are also 2 - 1 3/4 inch x 6 3/4 inch pieces.
Here are the piece laid out for part of the block. You will make 2 of these.
This is the center of the block.
Continue piecing together. Follow the diagram for placement.
The final three sections.
Here is the red block.
4 - 1 1/2 x 10 1/2 cream2 - 1 1/2 x 34 1/2 cream
Block Border: Cut 2 1/2 inch squares: 24 cream and 26 assorted prints.
Add 6 - 2 1/2 inch squares to each side.
2 cream squares and 4 assorted print squares as shown.
Add 19 - 2 1/2 inch squares to each long side.
10 cream squares and 9 assorted prints as shown.
For the final border cut and add:2 - 1 1/2 inch x 16 1/2 inch strips
2 - 1 1/2 x 40 inch strips
Quilt as desired
Binding - cut 3 strips 2 1/2 inch by width of fabric. Bind as desired.
Make 4 place mats 12 x 16 inches.
Cut 2 1/2 squares: 24 cream and 24 assorted prints6 rows of 8 squares
Binding: cut 2 1/2 inch strips the width of the fabric. 3 strips will bind 2 place mats.
Thanks for stopping by! Head over to Connie's blog to find out how you can enter to win a fat quarter bundle of Ro Gregg's Tis The Season collection!