Dreaming of South Carolina Tablerunner

1- Charm pack Moda Swanky

3/4 yard of Swanky Hamptons Peacock #16037-15

1/4 yard or fat quarter of a solid pink

Omnigrid tumbler template

Choose 30 charms from your pack. Using a rotary ruler and cutter cut a 3.5 inch strip. Since a charm is 5 inch square, a 1.5 inch strip will be left.

Using the Omnigrid template or make your own out of cardboard. The Omnigrid tumbler is 2 inches at it’s narrow end and 3.75 at it’s widest. The height at the center is 3.5 inches.

Here is what one charm will yield. A tumbler, 2 scraps, a 1.5 X 5 inch strip and a 1 1/4 inch X 3.5 inch strip. Set the 1.5 inch strips aside for the prairie points. FYI….I cut all my tumblers and lost the pictures. I re-made the photo using a different fabric line…the cutting result is the same.

The trickiest part of the tumbler is aligning the pieces before sewing. Offset the sides about 3/8 of an inch…
Continue to piece so that you have 6 strips of 5 tumblers. Piece rows as shown.
Trim the top by making a straight edge on the 2 longest sides. The short sides will be straight.

Measure your top and cut 2 peacock fabric strips 1 1/4 inches by that width ~ approximately 18 3/4 inches. Add to the longest sides of the top.

Pin, Pin, Pin….

Continue on to adding the sides 1 1/4 X 12.5 inches.

Cut 2 solid border strips 12.5 X2.5 inches. Sew to short ends of topper.

Let’s make the mini prairie points, Choose 26 of the 5 X 1 1/2 inch strips and cut a square 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 inches from each.

Fold in half length-wise and iron.

Fold the piece inward so that the raw edges meet.

Do this for both sides and iron. These are very small so accuracy is important.

Pin, Pin, pin the the solid pink border as shown. Then baste about 1/8 inch from the raw edges. The raw edge will be covered by binding. NOTE* start your point placement about 3/8 inch from the edge and overlap the side edges about 1/4 inch.

There are 13 prairie points on each end.

Now you can layer and quilt the runner.

I stitched a 1/4 inch inside each tumbler.

And added a couple of quilting lines on the end border.

To finish I cut 2 – 1.5 inch X width of fabric (42-ish) strips for single fold binding. I like to use single fold for small quilt projects that won’t have a lot of wear and tear.

Notice the binding did cover the prairie points raw edge.

Dreaming of South Carolina Table runner 12.5 X24

I made most of this table runner while we were on vacation in South Carolina. This week as I finished quilting, my thoughts kept wondering back to the ocean…hence the name.

You may learn more about me at my blog midohioquilter (formerly knitter) Vickie E

15 comments on “Dreaming of South Carolina Tablerunner

  1. Jackie says:

    Hi Vickie, How cute is that?? I love it!

  2. What a sweet little quilt. I’m in love with those little prairie points!

  3. PunkiePie says:

    Cute cute cute!

  4. Kimberly says:

    Just recently found your site… so glad I did! Thanks for such a sweet project!
    Blessings, Kimberly

  5. really cute vickie!!!

  6. amandajean says:

    it’s really cute! i love the name, too. 🙂

  7. Hey Vickie, this is an adorable table runner. And it has the perfect name too….Dreaming of South Carolina – my daughter lives there!

  8. Sharon says:

    Love it Vickie!!! Great job.

  9. Carol says:

    Well, you have done it again! That is a great pattern and the tiny prairie points are just too cute!

  10. Micki says:

    Loved the tutorial!

  11. Sonja Hoyle says:

    WOW! This is so impressive!! FANTASTIC!

  12. Sandy says:

    VERY cute!! Thanks for breaking this down – if I would have seen just the finished project, I wouldn’t have thought I could make one for anything!

  13. Lou Fay says:

    I couldn't find the “contact us” button… so I'm hoping to get some help here.
    My daughter bought the omnigrid easy friendship template. She is having a hard time sewing the pieces because of the curved sides. She would also like to had sew the pieces. Do you have or know where I could find a tutorial on this template to help her out?
    Lou Fay

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