The runner designcontains sixpomegranateflowers, madean incompleteDresden, with the technique ofpaper piecing. Theleavesand stalksarehand-applied, as well as flowers. I used avery soft cottoncanvas as base fabric because I wanted toachievea rusticbutdelicate feel.
At this stageIwould like toexplainhowI put togetherthe squaresthat formthe edge of thetable runner. I starteddoing the same work that Iexplained , but in this caseI cut 20 squares of15 cm(6 '), by the end theywill measure7 cmside.
After completing the20 squares, I cuttriangleswithbase7cmand 5 cmin height, four for each square, paying special attention to the combinationof colors anddesignsbrightness. Isettledeach trianglein the wayshownandstarted applyingthe edges, leaving the free outer edge. When I finishedapplyingeach triangle, I seweda buttonin the center.
Imade onetotake a picture,the outer edgesarenot sewn, theywill go underthe edgesof the larger square.
I cutagain20 squares(22 cm) canvasand Ifoldedthe corners toward the center.Iironedthe edgescarefully. With nosewing, I foldedagainthe corners to thecenterand cutthe excessas shownin the scheme. Ifold a1 cm margininward tointroducethe square withcolor fabrics. Isewedthe edgelike I wasmaking a border, from bottom to top.
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Isewedall thesesquares usingthe same technique ofpaper piecing.
In the end, I cut the canvasechoing the shapeof thetable runner, adding 2 cmseam allowance. Iplace the fabric onthe bottomof the work, I putpins andIsewedthe edgeinward.
I hope thistutorialwill be helpfulandyou enjoyed it.And certainly, again,thank you very muchfor your interest.