Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern


How to Make Hearts

The hearts on the Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern really add a charming element to the piece. 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 hearts:

  1. Assemble hearts. From cream, cut one 27/8 X 44-inch strip, one 11/2 X 44-inch strip, and one 1 X 44-inch strip. From 27/8-inch strip, cut nine 27/8-inch squares. From 11/2-inch strip, cut six 11/2 X 41/2-inch strips. From 1 X 44-inch strip, cut thirty-six 1-inch squares. From green, cut one 21/2 X 44-inch strip and one 27/8 X 44-inch strip. From 21/2-inch strip, cut seventeen 21/2-inch squares. From 27/8-inch strip, cut nine 27/8-inch squares and one 21/2-inch square. From light red, cut one 4 X 44-inch strip. From this strip, cut nine 4-inch squares.

  2. With right sides together, using template-free angle piecing technique, stitch 1-inch cream squares to top corners of all 21/2-inch green squares. Stitch 2 of these squares together side by side to form top of heart. Make 9.

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

  3. Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of 27/8-inch cream squares. With right sides together, pair 27/8-inch cream squares with 27/8-inch green squares. Stitch squares together 1/4 inch on each side of line and cut on line. Open and press half to green and half to cream. Stitch 2 green/cream squares with opposing seams together with green in center. Make 9. Join the top and bottom heart units together. Hearts should measure 41/2 square inches.

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

  4. Stitch together 3 rows of 3 hearts each, with 11/2 X 41/2-inch cream strips between hearts. Each row should measure 141/2 X 41/2 inches.

  5. Cut nine 4-inch squares fusible webbing and iron to wrong side of light red. Download and cut out heart pattern. Trace 1 heart pattern on paper side of fusible webbing in each square. Cut out hearts, remove paper backing, center on green hearts, and fuse. Blanket stitch around red heart centers.

Now it's time to put it all together. Learn how to finish the Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner on the next page.

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