Tumbler Table Runner

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Hi I’m Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Take a look at this table runner behind me.  Isn’t that adorable?  I really have a love affair with table runners.  When we were first married and we had all these little kids, I loved how I could just come in, put a new table runner on the table and it would just brighten the whole table and change the whole environment.  We were able to celebrate holidays that way, we were able to celebrate birthday’s that day and it made dinner a really special time.  

So I want to show you how to make this.  This is almost one charm pack, but it’s not quite one charm pack and of, of color and of white.  And we’re just going to cut out tumblers just like a normal tumbler quilt.  I usually tend to offset things and I wanted to see what would happen if I put them in rows.  So now we have these cool zigzaggy rows in between here that I just think look really cool.

So to make this, again you going to, we used “Mirabelle” by Fig Tree and Company for Moda and some white charms.  And you’re going to need a tumbler ruler and I have one here, our, our tumbler ruler, five inch tumbler ruler.  It, I love it cause it’s no waste.  Fits the whole jelly roll.  

So let me just show you how we cut out some of these and when I made this runner, actually what I did, if you can see here you can see that these are kind of stacked in color ways.  And I put these together in color ways.  So I put all the browns and the greens and the oranges.  I just wanted that, you know kind of monochromatic look, rather than it being all mixed up.  So I laid these out in piles like this and I would do all the oranges and then I’d do all the yellows.  And you know I was just, I just you know it was just something I was trying and I really like how it turned out.

So we’re going to take this little stack of oranges right here and we’re going to lay our tumbler on there.  And I have about four stacked up.  And we are just going to lay our ruler on there and cut these little edges off.  There’s one and here’s the other.  Make sure we stayed lined up.  There we go.  And then I’m going to cut a few white ones and we’re just going to show, sew a row together and show you how this goes.  Alright so here comes my white ones.  There we go, I was a good girl and closed my rotary cutter.

Alright so now we have our stacks all cut up, so let’s lay these out.  So I’ve decided I’m going to start and end every row with a solid and that’s going to be my white.  I’m going to move these over here.  And then my first row is going to be orange and then I need another white.  And my next row is going to be these yellowy greens.  And I don’t know if I am doing it exactly like I did up there.  No it’s going to be a little different.  But, it you are going to have to decide how you want it, because your charm pack may be a different charm pack.  And then we’re going to put a light here and this.  The other cool thing about table runners is you can make them any size you want.  So this is a little wider.  I have a really, I have a long big table cause I feed a lot of children.  And, and so I you know I tend to make table runners a little bit bigger.

Alright so say this is my whole first row and I’m going to sew them together just like that.  My second row, I’m going to do just the same.  Lay the colors in the same exact way, so.  Now I have a white and I have the orange, because I want to make rows of these going vertically.  And I have a yellow here.  Grab that.  So the white and the yellow and it gives it that cool zigzaggy look without even trying.  Let’s see we’re going to put one of these here and then this and this dark one.  And you’ll just go ahead and keep doing rows and rows like this, until it gets as long and as wide as you like.

So the hardest part about this whole thing is going to be sewing the two tumbler pieces together.  So I’m going to show you how to do that.  It really is a piece of cake, but a lot of rulers are made so that you know you but up your square edges or you have a piece hanging over and these really just lay really closely.  So you’re going to take your two tumbler pieces and their going to be opposite like this.  And you’re going to lay them right sides together and you can try to match them up as closely as you can.  And you may have a tiny bit hanging off one end off the other, but you really want to match this as closely as you can.  And then what we want to do is sew our quarter of an inch.

So let’s go to the sewing machine and do that.  So there we go.  And this way.  Let’s iron this open.  And with this it’s going to real clear you want to iron to your dark side.  Whoops, there we go and just pull that.  And see they just stay lined up so nicely.  You know you just want to try to match them as close as you can.  You know, don’t off set them or anything.  Just put them right together.  And they’re going to line up just perfectly and you’re going to have a runner before you know it.

Now before we go I want to show you something really fun.  So we have this tiny tumbler and I wanted to try it and see what would happen if I made this exact same quilt with this little tumbler.  So look what I got right here.  How cute is this?  With these tiny little tumblers all in rows with their little zigzaggy white borders.  So darling and I made this one out of “Scrumptious” by Bonnie and Camille.  And it is scrumptious, it is just darling.

So for a quick change in your kitchen try this tumbler table runner and we hope you enjoyed this tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.


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