Update a Classic Block in This Pretty Runner
March 24, 2018 |
| Table Toppers
There is No Curved Piecing!
Classic Orange Peel blocks create the impression of wildflowers strewn across your table in this pretty runner. While the blocks look like they’re pieced the traditional way, all those curves are actually created with applique.
Choose a beautiful combination of fabrics for your own rendition. This runner will be lovely in many different color combinations. Notice how the designer put a bit of extra stuffing under the flower centers to add texture and interest.
The instructions are for applique that is stitched down by hand. However, it’s easy to adapt the pattern to fusible applique – just cut off the seam allowances, fuse the shapes into place and outline each with a satin or blanket stitch.
If you like the look of hand applique but don’t want to do the hand stitching, this tutorial shows you how to sew the pieces down by machine. You’ll have to look very closely to know that this isn’t hand work.
The finished runner, designed by Chris Malone, is 66″ x 15″.
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