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I have been on a roll lately making things for my cute little enamel table in my kitchen – so many in fact that I need to put them on rotation so I can use them all. Totally a good problem to have. I’m super in love with my latest project – this sweet Vintage Daydream Neighborhood Table Runner!
I used the Vintage Daydream fabric line from Riley Blake and I realllllly love the colors in this! There’s something so pretty and vintagey about pinks and mustard yellow. Add in florals, pretty buntings and little phrases and you have a super cute vintage style fabric!
I made the little houses with applique so you don’t have to worry about piecing them and they all have fun little details for the doors and windows. There are so many cute elements in the fabrics that I had a blast fussy cutting them all out!
So let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need:
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- Vintage Daydream Stacker (10″ squares of fabric for all the prints in the line)
- Vintage Daydream Geometric in Pink – 1/2 yard for binding
- Riley Blake White on White – 1/2 yard for background
- Vintage Daydream Aztec Gold – 1 yard for backing
- Heat-n-Bond Lite Adhesive – 1 yard
- ThermoWeb Fusible Fleece – 1 yard
- White and Gray Thread
- Table Runner Layout and Patterns
Finished Runner Size: 11 1/2″ x 28″
For your fabric pieces cut out:
- From the white background fabric – one piece 8″ x 25″
- From the stackers – 38 pieces that are 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ square
- From the backing fabric – one piece 13″ x 31″
- From the fusible fleece – one piece 12″ x 30″
- From the binding fabric – 2 strips 2 1/2″ x width of the fabric (wof)
The beauty of the 10″ stacker is that you get lots of different fabrics for the houses, roofs and windows! To start off decide what you’d like for each house. Cut a section of fabric a little larger than your pattern and iron the fusible webbing to the wrong side of the fabric. Cut out the houses, roofs, windows and doors.
Remove the paper backing from the houses and iron the houses and roofs to the white background fabric. Make sure you space the houses evenly and about 1″ away from each short side. Remove the backing from the doors and windows and fuse these in place on the houses.
Using a contrasting thread, stitch around all the fabric pieces. This will be a little easier if you use a free motion foot, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to. :) Sew around each of the elements a couple of times to give the stitching a “sketched” look.
Repeat for all the houses on the runner.
Sew the borders next using a 3/8″ seam allowance for all the little blocks. To make these, sew two strips of 15 squares and two strips of four squares. Sew the strips of four blocks to each short side of the runner. Sew the two 15 square rows to the top and bottom of the runner, lining up the end blocks with the blocks on the sides. Press all the rows away from the center section.
Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the runner front. Layer this together with the backing fabric and pin together. Quilt your runner as you want – I used a small meandering pattern everywhere except for the houses. I outlined the houses as well. I think this runner would look super cute with hand quilting around the houses too!
Trim the backing and fleece from the runner and bind the quilt using your favorite method.
Now you can show off your cute new runner!
I think this would be a sweet little mini quilt or a gift for a friend too!
I’d love to know what you think!