Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tute-Happy Summer: Stair Stepper Runner

We're completing our Tute-Happy Summer series today with a tutorial for a jewel-toned Stair Stepper Runner by Connie from from Freemotion by the River. Connie used the bold prints from the Ro Gregg's Marblehead Gemstones, Jewels and Quartz collection. Enjoy the tutorial and then find the details at the bottom of this post for a chance to win a bundle of Gemstones, Jewels and Quartz prints to play with!

Tute Happy Summer

Hi, I'm Connie from Freemotion by the River and I have another easy table runner tutorial to share with you.
Tute-Happy tablerunner tutorial

I used the fat quarter bundle of Marblehead Gemstones, Jewels and Quartz by Ro Gregg for Fabri-Quilt.
Gemstones Jewels and Quartz fat quarters
The size of this table runner is 14" x 27".

I picked six fabrics from the fat quarter bundle and also used muslin for the neutral squares.
  • From each of the 6 fabrics cut 2 - 2'' strips by the longest side of the fat quarter (22 inches) then sub-cut into 2'' x 3 1/2'' rectangles. You will need 45.
  • Cut the muslin into  3 1/2'' strips the width of the fabric, then sub-cut to 18 - 3 1/2'' x 3 1/2'' squares. You will need 18.
  • Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance. Join pieces together as shown below.
6 different fat quarters

Cutting the fabrics
cutting the fabrics

Follow the diagrams below to make your block.
  • Sew one 2'' x 3 1/2'' rectangle to a 3 1/2'' square
  • Sew two 2'' x 3 1/2'' rectangles together on the 2'' side
  • Sew two 2'' x 3 1/2'' rectangles to a 3 1/2' square on the 3 1/2'' sides
the pieces for block laid out

Sew the sections together.
piecing the block

Make 9 of the blocks.
piecing the block

Arrange the 9 blocks into 3 rows. I rotated the center blocks 180 degrees.
piecing the block

Finish sewing the rows together, add you backing and batting and quilt as desired.
piecing the block

For the binding I just cut 2 1/2'' strips of the fabrics and pieced them together.
Jewel tablerunner tutorial

I had to take a photo of the table runner outside next to our wood carved eagle.
Jewel runner with Iggy in the background

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and stop by my website for more tutorials and patterns.

Thanks Connie!
Head over to Connie's blog to find out how you can win a bundle of Marblehead Gemstones, Jewels and Quartz.


Check out each week of our Summer of Tutes!
Week 1: Sunglasses case featuring Graphix 3
Week 2: The overnight bag featuring Who's Who

Week 3: Tablet case featuring Jungle Party 
Week 4: Patriotic pennants featuring Tone on Tone 
Week 6: Zig zag lunchbag featuring Graphix 3
Week 9: Elegant clutch featuring Jungle Party 
Week 10: Modern table topper featuring Prairie Cloth Solids
Week 12: Nautical mini featuring Prairie Cloth Solids

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Announcing our Nautical Mini Prairie Cloth Solids bundle winner!
Jasmine

Congratulations! We've sent you an email.

88 comments:

  1. Fun little quilt. Thanks for the tutorial, Conine.

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  2. Great runner - very clear instructions! Thanks!

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  3. Connies tutorials are always so great and easy to follow!!

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  4. Beautifully done table runner, and the quilting is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Love these tutorials! This one is so cute on your porch. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  6. Thanks for making it look so easy.

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  7. I really love the runner. The fabrics Connie used are gorgeous and her tutorial was great.

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  8. This is such a cool pattern and easier than I imagined!! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  9. NEAT TUTORIAL>THANK YOU!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  10. Pretty table runner and nice tutorial. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  11. Very good tutorial. I'll try this!

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  12. A great tutorial and a lovely runner!

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  13. Love the fabrics and the table runner! :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  14. Beautiful! Thanks for the great tuto!

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  15. The tutorial is great and I love the beautiful fabrics too.

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  16. Great tutorial for a beautiful collection of fabrics.

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  17. Really cute idea. Thanks. Great Eagle, too!

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  18. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  19. Great tutorial, looks easy! Your table runner is beautiful, thanks for sharing

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  20. Thank you for the tutorial. Your table runner is lovely.

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  21. Absolutely darling! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Love this tablerunner. I hate big fat ones!

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  23. Thanks for the great tutorial. I love this pattern and your choice of colours.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  24. Thank you for the tutorial!
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  25. Love the tutorial - I think it would make a great lap quilt too.

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  26. Those fabrics look so pretty in that runner. Great tutorial too.

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  27. Great pattern and tutorial! Hopped over here from your blog. Those fabrics are so vibrant!

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  28. Another wonderful tutorial. I can always count on yours being clear and esy to follow. Thanks!

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  29. Connie's projects and tutorials are always sew fun and doable. Love these bright Summer colors. Thank you.

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  30. The more I see this the more I really really like it. fun fabric. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  31. Thanks for the tutorial! This would make a beautiful, fairly quick gift. And the fabrics are gorgeous!

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  32. Thanks for the tutorial! This would make a beautiful, fairly quick gift. And the fabrics are gorgeous!

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  33. Connie's ideas are never-ending and she makes me want to move into my sewing room permanently and give up cooking, laundry and my job! (Dream on, huh?)

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  34. This is so lovely! I just adore all the pops of color! Beautiful!

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  36. Beautiful fabrics! I think I could follow these instructions, too. They are very clear and well written!

    Sandy A

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  37. Beautiful runner! Love the colors and fabric.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  38. Great runner, would be easy to scale up for a lap quilt.

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  39. Thank you for the great tutorial!!

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  40. Great tutorial and perfect colors. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  41. Been a great set of tutorials this summer!

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  42. I love this little runner. It is simple but elegant and could be so different by using different color combinations.

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  43. Lovely table runner. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  44. Thank you for the the tutorial love the vibrant colors.

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  45. Thank you Connie for the tutorial. It is much appreciated.

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  46. The tutorial is great. I am so grateful that you share with us. And I truly love the choice of fabrics you picked for the runner. My fingers are crossed : )

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  47. Nice tutorial with nice fabrics - a very happy runner!

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  48. This is beautiful! I just love Connie's work.

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  49. so very pretty. thanks for the tutorial. I love the quilting you did. gives it wonderful motion
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  50. Both the Tablerunner ,and the Fabrics are Beautiful.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. Both the Tablerunner ,and the Fabrics are Beautiful.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to win this beautiful fabric.
    Carline
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  53. This is a fantastic tutorial! I love the fabric selections for this Table Runner, it really makes it sparkle with beauty. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful creative day!

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  54. Connie always has wonderful table runners and her tutorials are clear and concise. These colors are so cheerful and bright.

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  55. Great tutorial - pinned it to Pinterest - so I can find it later. Love the colors of the fabric line. So bright;

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  56. I love this table runner! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  57. Great fabric colors! Cute pattern

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  58. Thank for the great tutorial for this lovely runner.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  59. very nice pattern. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  60. Love your giveaway on the link, and your tutorial was wonderful! I'd love to make a runner!

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  61. really appreciate the tutorials

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  62. Very pretty. I like your baptist fan like quilting!

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  63. Excellent tutorial. I just love the way Connie's tutorials are written! They're so easy to understand. These fabrics are just gorgeous. So many of them are my favorite colors too. Love it! Thank you.

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  64. Gorgeous table runner and great tutorial.

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  65. Thanks for another great project! The choice of fabrics really complements the design of this table runner, which is a classic.

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  66. I love tutorials like this! Such great ideas for projects that don't take a year ! :P Am pinning several of these for giftgiving ideas this year! Thanks

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  67. Great tutorial! I love the table runner!

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  68. Connie always designs the prettiest and most useful things!

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  69. I am really loving your summer tutorials. You have some wonderful people on your design team! cdahlgren at live dot com

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  70. I am really loving your summer tutorials. You have some wonderful people on your design team! cdahlgren at live dot com

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  71. Love Connie's quilt, so perky! I for sure visited her blog to enter the giveaway. Thanks so much for the generosity, and for all these tutorials...now if I could only get a clone to help make them all, lol!

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  72. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for the giveaway.

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  73. This is a fun looking table runner. I just might have to make it. Thanks for the tutorial. The fabric choices were perfect.

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  74. How adorable! I've enjoyed the tutorials, and I'd love to win a bundle. Thanks for the tutorials and giveaway.

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