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Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern


How to Make Flag

Our fair flag is just one of the many decorative elements to this patriotic table runner. To get a closer look at the quilt and its patterns, download this three-page PDF of the Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner.

To make the flag:

  1. First, assemble flag. From cream print, cut one 11/2 X 44-inch strip and one 81/2 X 44-inch strip. From 11/2 X 44-inch strip, cut two 11/2-inch squares, one 11/2 X 2-inch rectangle, three 11/2 X 21/2-inch rectangles, two 11/2 X 31/2-inch rectangles, one 11/2 X 41/2-inch rectangle, one 11/2 X 5-inch strip, one 11/2 X 51/2-inch strip, and one 11/2 X 6-inch strip. From 81/2 X 44-inch strip, cut one 81/2-inch square, one 61/4-inch square, one 11/2 X 7-inch strip, and one 31/2 X 141/2-inch strip. From white-on-white print, cut two 11/2 X 22-inch strips. From one of the strips, cut one 11/2-inch square, one 11/2 X 2-inch rectangle, one 11/2 X 21/2-inch rectangle, and two 11/2 X 4-inch strips. From dark red print, cut two 11/2 X 22-inch strips. From one of the strips, cut one 11/2-inch square, two 11/2 X 2-inch rectangles, one 11/2 X 21/2-inch rectangle, one 11/2 X 3-inch rectangle, and one 11/2 X 5-inch strip. From dark blue print, cut one 21/2 X 22-inch strip. From this strip, cut one 21/2 X 41/2-inch strip, one 11/2 X 3-inch rectangle, and one 11/2 X 31/2-inch rectangle.

  2. With right sides together, sew dark red and white 11/2 X 22-inch strips together lengthwise. Press to dark. Turn and cut into four 3-inch units. Sew units together with colors alternating to create a checkerboard effect.

    Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Step 2

  3. Lay out rows as shown in diagram below. Stitch together blue and cream horizontal rows on each side of dark red and white unit. Then stitch together vertical columns on each side of dark red and white unit. Stitch columns to sides of flag block. Stitch together remaining rows horizontally, then stitch all rows together vertically. Block should measure 121/2 X 91/2 inches.

    Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Step 3

  4. Cut 81/2-inch cream square in half diagonally. With right sides together and corners extending 1/4 inch beyond flag block on each end, add one 81/2-inch triangle to top of flag. Press to cream.

  5. Cut 11/2 inch off straight side (not bias) of remaining 81/2-inch triangle. With right sides together and corners extending 1/4 inch beyond flag block on each end, stitch to left side of flag. Press away from flag.

    Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Steps 4 and 5

  6. Measure 12 inches down from top of flag block, and draw a horizontal line across bottom corner of flag block. Cut along line, cutting off a triangle. Stitch 1/8-inch seam across bottom to prevent bias from stretching.

    Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Step 6

  7. Cut 61/4-inch cream square in half diagonally. With right sides together and corners extending 1/4 inch beyond flag unit on each end, add 61/4-inch triangle to bottom left side of flag. Press away from flag.

  8. From remaining 61/4-inch triangle, cut 11/2 inches off straight side (not bias). With right sides together and extending 1/4 inch beyond corner of flag unit on each end, stitch to bottom right side of flag. Press away from flag.

    Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Step 7 and 8

  9. Trim flag block to measure 141/2 X 12 inches. Take care not to stretch edges. Add 31/2 X 141/2-inch cream strip to flag bottom.

  10. Cut 2 X 12-inch strip fusible webbing and iron to wrong side of brown print. Draw 1 X 12-inch rectangle on paper side of fusible webbing. Cut out and fuse to flag block. See finished quilt illustration below. Finished flag unit should measure 141/2 X 15 inches.

    Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern

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