Hello! I'm Kristen Danis and I blog over at KD-Quilts. When I'm not behind my sewing machine, I spend my time with my 2.5 year old. We live in Virginia Beach and I am the founder and current president of the VBMQG.
I am so thrilled to be here at Sew in Love again to share my newest tutorial with you! For my table runner, I chose to use Urban Oasis, a new line for Benartex. I have always loved purple, and this line just jumped at me! I love the sketchy feel of the prints, and the leopard print...LOVE!
- Fat Quarter of magenta print for pinwheels
- Fat Quarter of white background
- 1/2 yard each of floral on purple and floral on white for inner and outer borders
- 1/3 yard leopard print for binding
- 2/3 yard backing fabric
::Cutting::Cut six 6" squares from both magenta pinwheel print and background fabric.
Cut two 2-1/4" x 7" strips of inner border fabric
Cut two 2-1/4" x WOF strips of inner border fabric
Cut two 3-1/2" x WOF strips of outer border fabric
Cut four 2-1/4" x WOF strips for binding
Place a pinwheel print and a background square right sides together. Sew 1/4" seam around ALL FOUR EDGES. Yes, this encloses the whole square. This is good, trust me!
Draw diagonal lines from each corner.
Cut along each line. This will give you four half square triangle units. Press to the darker side.
Trim the dog ears.
Assemble the HSTs into pinwheels.
You will need 6 pinwheel units, each measuring 7".
Sew all 6 pinwheels into a strip. Now it's time to attach the borders. First sew the 2-1/4" x 7" border strips to the short ends of the pinwheel strip (1, 2). Then sew the 2 long strips from border one on the top and bottom (3, 4). Finally, sew the second border stirps to the top and bottom (5,6).
Baste. Quilt. Bind. I chose to quilt mine with straight lines.
Head over to Kristen's blog to find out how you can enter to win a fat quarter bundle of Urban Oasis.
Don't miss the other tutorials (and giveaways!) featured in our September blog hop:
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