Friday, May 12, 2017

Lemon Drop Table Runner with Fort Worth Fabric Studio



I just LOVE this week's Friday Bundle Batch: Lemon Drop at Fort Worth Fabric Studio! When this lovely spring bundle arrived, I decided a hexagon table runner would be perfect! I used my Hex N More Ruler to create the hexagons with NO y-seams for this fun project!


This week's bundle has some of my favorite colors together: yellow and gray! Fabrics included are:
  1. Mojito Gray Flowers - Windham
  2. Marble Mate Dots Lemon - Moda
  3. Mojito Gray Rain - Windham
  4. Mojito Mango Leave - Windham
  5. Garden Splendor Sunshine Polka Dots - Robert Kaufman
  6. Finger Painted Flowers Gray Dots - Windham
  7. Marble Swirls Lemon - Moda
  8. Soleil White Small Floral - Windham

Ready to make your own Lemon Drop Table Runner 18.5" x 45" (hexagons finish at 6")


Supplies
1. Friday Bundle Batch: Lemon Drop Quarter Bundle- You will use the entire bundle for the table runner top, backing, and binding.
3. True Grips - I LOVE these grips on my Hex N More ruler! They make it so much easier to cut out the hexagon shapes....no slipping and no cut fingers! I consider them a must have.
4. Alphabitties - These will help in keeping your fabrics in order when sewing the half hexagons together.

Cutting
1. Cut (2) 3.5"x 21" strips from 7 fat quarters and (4) 3.5" x 21" strips from 1 fat quarter. We will be making the 6.5" half hexagon (6" finished hexagon)
2. Cut a total of 27 half hexagon pairs. (3 hexagon pairs per two strips)
3. Cut (8) 2.5" x 21" strips for scrappy binding
-Remaining fabric will be pieced together to make the backing.
-The Hex N More ruler comes with cutting directions or here is a video by Jaybird Quilts.


Piecing the table runner
1. Layout the hexagons in desired configuration. Example below. 



2. Use Alphabitties to number rows. This will make it so much easier to sew the rows together- especially if you want to chain piece. Just keep the row number clipped to the far left half hexagon.

3. The half hexagons are very easy to sew together. Just use a quarter inch seam and line up the edges.

4. Piece backing with remaining pieces of fat quarters.


Quilting
I quilted my table runner with diagonal lines along the seams. I used Aurifil Natural White 2021 thread.




I had so much fun sewing this Lemon Drop Table Runner. I'm sure I will be making more projects with the Hex N More Ruler! 



Thank you again to Fort Worth Fabric Studio for having me create a project with this fabulous Lemon Drop Fat Quarter Bundle!!! Be sure to get your bundle here -grab it soon as they have been selling out! Tag your projects on social media with #sewingwithfwfabricstudio and @fwfabricstudio and me @mellierc

Melanie

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