Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Oh Fudge! Sweet Treats Runner Tutorial

Ready for one more Oh Fudge tutorial? 
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts transformed these luscious chocolates into wrapped candies! So cute! Enjoy her tutorial and then head over to her blog for a chance to win your own pack of 10" Oh Fudge squares. Here's Alison!

Hello there! I am Alison and I blog over at Little Bunny Quilts and I am back here at Sew in Love With Fabric to share a tutorial using the adorable Oh Fudge fabric by Maria Kalinowski.

With a few pieces from a 10x10 stacker and some background fabric, you can whip up a sweet treat for Valentine's Day!



Cutting:

From each of eight (8) different 10x10 pieces, cut
      One (1) 5 inch square (eight (8) total)
      One (1) 4 inch square (eight (8) total)

From your background, cut
      Eight (8) 5 inch squares
      Seven (7) 1 inch by 11 inch strips
      Two (2) 2 inch by 11 inch strips
      Two (2) 2 inch by 35 inch strips

For backing, you will need a piece approximately 18 inches by 40 inches.
For binding, you will need three (3) strips 2.25 inches by WOF

Construction:

Draw a diagonal line on the back of each of your 5 inch background squares. Pair each with one of your print 5 inch squares and sew 1/4 inch from each side of the line. Cut along the drawn line and press toward your print fabric. Do not trim squares yet.



Using a ruler, cut a each half square triangle in half perpendicular to the sewn seam.  Line up the cut as close to the corners as possible, but do not simply cut from corner to corner as your squares may have shifted slightly. Cutting perpendicularly to the seam will result in more accurate quarter square triangles.



Sew together pairs of cut half square triangles into quarter square triangles.



Press as desired and trim quarter square triangle units to 4 inches square. Helpful hint: the center of your quarter square triangle should line up with the 2 inch square mark if you have a square ruler. My ruler also has a diagonal line which is helpful to line up along your seam lines.



Sew one quarter square triangle unit to each side of your print 4 inch square. Press as desired and make eight (8) candy blocks, which should measure at 4 inches by 11 inches.





Sew a 1 inch by 11 inch strip between each of your candy blocks and connect as shown below. I found it helpful to press towards the background strips.



Sew the 2 inch by 11 inch strips to each end of your row, and sew your 2 inch by 35 inch strips to the top and bottom. Press as desired.



Layer with backing and batting and quilt as desired. I quilted my table runner with a loopy meander with some hearts scattered in. Bind as desired. I used a brown, red, and pink stripe from my stash.




Thanks for letting me share my "sweet" tutorial with you today!

Head over to Alison's blog for a chance to win some Oh Fudge for yourself!

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3 comments:

  1. Mouth watering! Cute little project that could be completed in record time. I can almost smell that chocolate.

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