Run, Run, Runner
From Playing With Patchwork and Sewing by Nicole Calver
These large-scale blocks look fantastic in a set of three as a table runner and go together quite quickly, making this a great beginner class for teaching all the quilting basics!
This fast, fun sewing project is great for all skill levels and teaches a multitude of skill builder techniques. Including; two in one half-square triangles, corner-square triangles, four patch blocks, nine patch blocks and quilt finishing. Each student will complete one table runner as shown on page 43.
Class Supply List
Required text: Playing With Patchwork and Sewing
Three 3/8-yard cuts of quilting cotton for blocks
Two 1/3-yard cuts of quilting cotton for blocks and binding
1 Fat Quarter of quilting cotton for blocks
1 1/2yards of quilting cotton for backing
28” x 68” piece of batting
Coordinating thread for piecing and quilting
TIPS: Kit the project with coordinating fabrics and batting, pair it with coordinating kits from the two matching projects in the book to make a set!
Or kit and teach this class with one or both of the matching projects in the book to extend the fun!
Extend the length of the class and include a mini class on fussy cutting and the fabrics that work great for fussy cutting! Fussy cuts require more fabric so there’s an opportunity to sell more fabrics.
Or make nine blocks instead of three and turn this project into a fun throw sized quilt!
Each student will need a sewing machine; set up common cutting and pressing stations.
Use the chart on page 44 to have the students cut their fabrics.
Follow the instructions on page 40 to demonstrate how to make the block, including:
Making a nine patch
Making half square triangles with the 2 in 1 method
Making four patch blocks
Making corner-square triangles
Assembling the block
Follow the instructions on page 44 to demonstrate how to:
Assembly the runner
Finish the runner