Monday, February 8, 2016

Oh Fudge! Table Runner Tutorial

Recently we showed you Maria Kalinowski's Oh Fudge collection for Kanvas, perfect for chocolate lovers, especially around Valentine's Day, the unofficial season of chocolate. 
This week we'll be offering a few tutorials showing you ideas of what you can make with these mouth-watering fabrics. Enjoy, and make sure you enter our giveaway for a chance to win some of these delicious fabrics for yourself!

What's up today? We'll show you how to take 10" Oh Fudge squares and Blush fabrics in pale pink and dark brown and create the "Pieces of My Heart" table runner--a cut and swap project using fusible web. 

Here's a close-up of just one heart: 

Here's what you'll need:
1 pack of precut 10" squares (you'll use 10)
1/2 yard Blush Tea Rose (light pink)
1/3 yard Blush Espresso (dark brown)
3/4 yards backing fabric
Fusible web

Set aside four 10" squares for the hearts (Hint: Choose squares with a variety of colors and size of motifs for more interesting hearts.)

From four darker brown 10" squares:
Cut a total of thirteen 2-1/2" x 10" pieces (for sashing)

From two lighter 10" squares:
Cut a total of ten 2-1/2" squares (for sashing squares)

From the light pink:
Cut four 10" squares

From the dark brown:
Cut three 2-1/4" x 42" strips for binding

From the fusible web: 
Cut four 9-1/2" squares

Making the Blocks:
Note: Download the heart template here
1. Following manufacturer's directions, adhere the fusible web squares to the wrong side of each of your four reserved 10" chocolate squares. 
2. Trace the half heart template to make a full heart. Lay the template on each square and cut out the heart shape. 

3. Stack the four fabric hearts. Using your rotary cutter and ruler, cut through all four layers to create a "puzzle." Start by cutting the heart into two bigger pieces. Divide each bigger piece into smaller pieces. Aim for somewhere between seven and nine pieces. Keep pieces stacked.

4. Lay out the four 10" light pink squares. Lay out the pieces from the top heart, positioning a few on each square. Continue adding pieces from each heart until you have four scrappy looking hearts, leaving roughly 1/4" of space between pieces. 

5. Reposition the pieces as needed to center each heart on a square, with the bottom point angled toward a corner of the square (moreso than you see in this picture!) Carefully fuse the pieces to each square, making sure they don't shift as you work. 

6. Lay out the four heart squares with the thirteen 2-1/2" x 10" sashing pieces and ten 2-1/2" sashing squares. Rotate the heart squares so they face in alternate directions. 

7. Join the sashing pieces and blocks into rows and join the sashing squares and pieces into rows. Join the rows to complete the runner top.
8. Layer with backing and batting, baste, and quilt as desired. We recommend also stitching on the raw edges of the hearts--either with a straight stitch or a zig zag stitch. Bind with the three 2-1/4" x 42" dark brown strips. 

We hope you enjoyed the "Pieces of My Heart" runner tutorial! For a chance to win a pack of 10" Oh Fudge squares, make sure you follow our blog (either by blog reader or by email; see right hand sidebar). Then leave a comment letting us know, as well as letting us know your favorite way to eat chocolate (ice cream, chocolate covered strawberries, candy bars, by the pound...) 

Stop by tomorrow for another Oh Fudge tutorial and giveaway!

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  1. Super cute table runner. Thanks for the great tutorial. I had not seen this chocolate fabric before, but definitely want to track it down. I've been wanting to make a red and chocolate quilt, for Valentine's Day, for a few years. Perfect fabric>

    I"m not certain I have a favorite way to eat chocolate, as I think I love every possibility. But then a nice cup of tea and some chocolate Tim Tams, with time to visit with a good quilty fun would certain be a wonderful option.


  2. Great way to use this fabric. I follow So In Love With Fabric by email and through Facebook. I eat chocolate in any form. I love the stuff. Thank you for the tutorial, and sharing.

  3. This fabric looks delicious! I like my chocolate warm baked in a cookie. I follow you on Bloglovin and love this table runner! thank you!

  4. I follow with email and GFC. I love chocolate most any way, especially ice cream.

  5. A chocolate bar or three dark chocolate pieces and a can of cola (not sugar free) are the best ever for getting rid of a stubborn headache. Better than aspirin for me and much more yummy.

  6. I think it's a toss-up: hot chocolate or chocolate bar! I follow your blog.

  7. I follow by email. I love chocolate M& right after another. :)


  9. I especially like chocolate combined with coffee flavor in cookies, cakes, ice cream, or brownies. I follow by GFC. Thanks for the fun pattern!

  10. the fabrics are scrumptious! Chocolate is good most any way - ice cream, dark chocolate covered fruit, hot chocolate (maybe with some peppermint schnapps?), peanut m&m's, well the list is endless :-)

  11. Why do I have a sudden craving for some chocolate??? Lol
    I like anything with chocolate... Ice cream, cake, cookies... Love it all!
    I follow via email and Bloglovin, thanks!

  12. I'll eat chocolate any way I can get the table runner. What a "sweet" use of the fabric line!

  13. Love that table runner...the hearts full of chocolate......I follow by email....And I love chocolate syrup over my vanilla ice cream.......

  14. I follow by email and Bloglovin'. My favorite way to eat chocolate? Any way I can get my paws on it!!!

  15. I follow your blog by email.
    I love my Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate squares. Yum!

  16. I follow the Benartex blog via email. I am also a Facebook member and get the preview packs. My favorite way of eating chocolate is in a perfect dark chocolate truffle.

  17. I follow the Benartex blog via email. I am also a Facebook member and get the preview packs. My favorite way of eating chocolate is in a perfect dark chocolate truffle.

  18. I follow your blog via Bloglovin and email. As for my favorite way to eat chocolate, I love it any way it comes to me!

  19. love your chocolate and cherry table runner

  20. Cute table runner. My favorite way to eat chocolate is by eating Hershey's kisses, one after another. 😍 I love this chocolate material. I am a follower via email.

  21. That is fabulous! I am a follower of the blog. I'll take chocolate anyway it comes, but I love to grab handfuls of M&Ms.

  22. Chocolate is good anyway but I love it just as some yummy bar.

  23. Omgosh!! I love this fabric. My grandson's girlfriend needs me to make her SOMETHING using it. I love Hot Fudhe Sundaes

  24. Omgosh!! I love this fabric. My grandson's girlfriend needs me to make her SOMETHING using it. I love Hot Fudhe Sundaes

  25. This is the best fabric. Dark chocolate in any form is my favorite, and it's not the favorite of most everyone in my household, so it's just right! I can usually make a bag of goodies last a few days since no one else eats them.

  26. I love this runner and what an interesting construction method. I follow on Bloglovin. I can't resist Belgian white chocolate (by the pound). Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

  27. I am not fussy and will eat and enjoy chocolate in any form! White chocolate is my favourite x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  28. Candy Bars are my favorite way to indulge in Choclate.
    I'm a follower of Sew IN love With Fabric and your tutorials are thee best...always in season and ahead of season. Thank you.


  29. I follow through Bloglovin. These fabrics are delicious. I like to drink chocolate milk and sometimes brownies.

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

  30. I follow your blog. I love dark, bittersweet chocolate.

  31. I love chocolate in any form! I follow your blog with Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win some Oh Fudge fabric!