Quilt Therapy Block a Day Table Runner Block 5

Block 5:  NOTE:  My cutting information will be based on the colors of the blocks shown.  Use your own cutting guides for the scrappy colors you choose.

  • Cut FIVE (5) 2 7/8″ squares of Peach
  • Cut FOUR (4) 2 7/8″ squares of Blue

Sew each row of the block together then sew the rows to each other to create a nine patch block.

Finishing Instructions

  • Cut FOUR (4) 1 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ strips for sashing
  • Cut enough 2″ x WOF fabric to sew together to create enough to bind your table runner

Always square up your blocks before you put them into a project.  Remember, the unfinished block size is 7 1/2″. 

Sew each block to a sashing strip, starting in the center and working out toward the ends.  Then, create a quilt sandwich with 100% cotton batting or Insul-Bright (both battings absorb the heat if you set hot dishes on your table runner) and backing – then quilt your table runner.  Finally trim the edges of your table runner and add the binding!

Congratulations!  You have just completed your Quilt Therapy Block a Day Table Runner!

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    Quilt Therapy Block a Day Table Runner Block 4

    Block 4:  NOTE:  My cutting information will be based on the colors of the blocks shown.  Use your own cutting guides for the scrappy colors you choose.

    • Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/4″ squares from Pink
    • Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/4″ squares from Green
    • Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/4″ x 4″ strips from Purple

    Sew the center four patch together as you did the previous four patch blocks, then sew TWO (2) Purple strips to each side of the four patch center.  Sew the top and bottom rows together with the Green and Pink squares and the Purple strip.  Finally, sew these last two strips to the top and bottom of the center row.

    Block 5 and Finishing Instructions Tomorrow!

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      Quilt Therapy Block a Day Table Runner Block 3

      Block 3:  NOTE:  My cutting information will be based on the colors of the blocks shown.  Use your own cutting guides for the scrappy colors you choose.

      • Cut ONE (1) 2 1/4″ square from Pink, Blue, Purple and another Blue
      • Cut TWO (2) 2 1/4″ x 4″ strips from Peach and Yellow
      • Cut ONE (1) 4″ square from Light Blue

      Sew TWO (2) rows together with the other Blue, Peach and Purple fabrics.  Sew ONE (1) row together with the Yellow and Light Blue.  Then sew the two rows that go on the top and bottom of the center row to the center row.

      Block 4 Tomorrow!

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        Quilt Therapy Block a Day Table Runner Block 2

        Block 2:  NOTE:  My cutting information will be based on the colors of the blocks shown.  Use your own cutting guides for the scrappy colors you choose.

        • Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/4″ squares from Blue
        • Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/4″ squares from Purple
        • Cut TWO (2) 4″ squares from Purple

        Sew the four patch squares together first.  Then sew the two Purple blocks to the four patch squares and finally sew the rows together!

        Block 3 Tomorrow!

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          Quilt Therapy Block a Day Table Runner Block 1

          I love putting table runners on our dining room table.  Not only does it add a spash of color to an otherwise blah room, it helps to cushion hot dishes and have a place for the napkins and salt and pepper shakers.  Because I have a hard time carving out time in my day for making a whole table runner, I like to make a block a day – just a touch of quilt therapy each day sure keeps the blues away!

          This is a scrappy table runner, so use up your scraps and make it fun!  In our house, that means letting the kids pick out the colors for one block each and then I get to pick out the colors to pull all of the other blocks together. 

          The blocks are chosen for beginners and none of them have anything more than squares or strips, so anyone should be able to make this simple Quilt Therapy Block a Day Table Runner!

          Finished Table Runner = 36″ x 8″
          Finished Block Size = 7″
          Unfinished Block Size = 7 1/2″
          All Seams 1/4″

          Besides scraps for your blocks, you will need 1/4 yard of fabric for the sashing and binding.

          Block 1:  NOTE:  My cutting information will be based on the colors of the blocks shown.  Use your own cutting guides for the scrappy colors you choose.

          • Cut TWO (2) 4″ squares of Yellow
          • Cut TWO (2) 4″ squares of Blue

          Sew the squares together by row and then sew the rows together to create your four patch block.

          Block 2 Tomorrow!

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