Monday, February 15, 2010

Green Beer Table Runner Tutorial

Update 3/11/12
NEW PDF version available for download

I hope that makes it easier for you to download and create :)

Last week my mom came from Iowa for a visit.  On the way to the airport we stopped at JoAnn's in Polaris.   Grace was begging for some decor that would represent her birthday March 16th. She knows St. Patty's Day is the 17th and so she & I picked out this cool green beer fabric from the seasonal section.  Elly my 2 year old picked the green fat quarter bundle to match (no joke).
I don't have very many holiday decorations for St. Patty's Day since I am German/English and my husband is Indian, however.....
 in the Spirit of St. Patty's Day.....
I created this Green Beer Table Runner and a tutorial for anyone else that may be interested in making one.

Gather all your Ingredients:
• 1.5 yards Green theme fabric for top and backing (14 X 50)
• Fat Quarter bundle of green coordinating prints or 5 different greens ~1 yard
• Batting at least 14 X 50 inches
• Varigated green thread
• general sewing/quilting supplies, rotary cutter, mat,pins, sewing machine etc.
St. Patty's Day Beer Tablerunner
10" X 50"

Cut the following:
G - beer print
 (3) 7.5" X 10.5"
(2) 3.75" X 10.5"
G1 - darker green
(2) 2.25" X 10.5"
G2 - dark green
(2) 2.25" X 10.5"
G3 - medium green
(2) 1.5" X 10.5"
(2) 1.75"  X 10.5"
G4- light green
(4) 1.5" X 10.5"
G5 - lightest green
(2) 1.5 X 10.5"
(2) 2.5 X 10.5"
• cut your pieces and arrange them to sew long sides together.


use this arrangement:

G4  G  G2  G4  G  G5  G3  G1  G5  G3  G  G3  G5  G1  G3  G5  G  G4  G2  G  G4

• I used my design wall and kept rearranging the strips to make sure I had the balance I started with.
• Here is the top pieced.
 • Note: I left the piece rectangular until the quilting was complete.
• layer your quilt top, batting and backing and quilt as you like....
• I used a varigated green thread and stitched 1/4 inch lines down the 50 inch length of the quilt.
• Here's another view.
• Once the quilting was complete measure one end of the top about 10.5 inches. 
 • Divided it by 2 and then measured over that far to find the center of the short end about 5.25 inches.
• Mark it with a pencil mark.
• Line up the ruler with the marked dot and the corner of second fabric row as shown in the picture.
• Repeat for the opposite end.
• Draw a pencil line here. It will be your sewing line for your binding.
• I made 2.25 inch binding for this project.
• Sew on the binding.
• Here's a close up.
• Once binding is sewn then trim the extra quilt fabric away.
• Flip the bindng and hand slip stitch to the back.
Enjoy!
And for a couple of you that want to make one just like mine...I have cut 2 more kits for the top and binding {no backing}for $9 plus shipping and one kit with top,binding and backing for $12 plus shipping (sold). I prefer paypal only.
Email me at spunsugarquilt-designs at yahoo dot com if you are interested in a kit.


22 comments:

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

this is absolutely beautiful!!!! i love it and soooo need one too!
many blessings
patricia

Helen said...

Great use of colour and a fantastic table runner - I especially like your idea of quilting the lines like that - gives the runner real texture!

Vanasa said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! My birthday is the 16th too. It's a great day.

Fiesta said...

Vickie it looks great and the green pitcher by it is just perfect.

Tudy said...

Nice choices. Tell her happy birthday early from me. Mine is on St. Patrick's day the 17th. But not a bit of Irish in me.

PunkiePie said...

So cute Vickie! I don't have any St. Patty's Day decorations either but this is too cute!

Marie said...

I love the colors and the texture. I never thought about quilting the lines like that. See I learned something new.

call me crazy said...

Very cute! :-)

Sherri said...

Great runner...I also love the green pitcher!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Outstanding runner. Love the binding application!

Pat

Quilted Quickies said...

Hey...all of a sudden I want a beer...tee, hee!! How adorable!!

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Vickie,
Very cute! So festive and fun! thanks for joining the party.
happy crafting,
Linda

Pat said...

The table runner is real pretty. Like the fabrics.

Jeannie Gan said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. My son will be celebrating his 20th on 16 March. 16 March must be a GOOD day, I know a few people were born on that day too.
Love your quilt.

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

that is the cutest table runner you made for St. Patrick's day. I love the fabric you used.

SillyMama said...

Thanks so much for another great table runner idea!

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

Hello! I'm Leslie Anne and I just found my way here via Craftaholics Anonymous' St Patty's Day linky party. I adore your runner! I'd love to try this - never tried anything like it before. And where did you get those wonderful co-ordinating Raggedys? The combination is perfect!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

So cute! Love the patchwork idea, what a fun table runner.

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

love this table runner...very cute!
patti

Linda said...

I found your table runner while searching for a cute St. Paddy's Day runner. I opted to "quilt as you go".From cutting to quilting (minus the binding), it took me 2 hours. Now I just have to calculate how many strips I need for the binding; cut, assemble stitch on and hand stitch. Should take me another 2 hours, and I'll be done!
Linda

Linda said...

Hi, Vickie,
I found your cute St. Paddy's Day table runner a couple of days ago. Bought my fabric last night, stitched it this afternoon in two hours from cutting to quilted, following the "quilt as you go" method. I just have to bind it, and I'm done! I really love it!

Linda said...

I found your table runner while searching for a cute St. Paddy's Day runner. I opted to "quilt as you go".From cutting to quilting (minus the binding), it took me 2 hours. Now I just have to calculate how many strips I need for the binding; cut, assemble stitch on and hand stitch. Should take me another 2 hours, and I'll be done!
Linda