Star Tablerunner and Cloth Napkin Tutorial!

This tutorial was originally posted on the Benartex blog last week.

Today I'm going to share a tutorial for a cloth napkin and tablerunner set using the adorable Frosty Forest fabric line by Cherry Guidry.

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Let's get started!

Here are the prints that I used for this project:

1 yard of Jubilee Geo Multi
1 yard Jubilee Geo Grey
1/8 yard Frosty Snowflake Green
1/2 yard Dot Jubilee Red
1/4 yard Jubilee Geo Green
1/4 yard Snowman Swirl Grey
1/4 yard Snowman Swirl Turquoise

You will also need 18" x 50" of batting if you choose to quilt your table runner.

Cut the following pieces from your fabrics:
From Jubilee Geo Multi:
4 squares at 17" x 17"

From Jubilee Geo Grey:
cut 3 binding strips at 2 1/2" x WOF
(Save remaining fabric for backing)

From Frosty Snowflake Green:
2 strips at 1 1/2" x 12 1/2"
2 strips at 1 1/2" x 14 1/2"

From Dot Jubilee Red:
4 strips at 1 1/2" x 12 1/2"
4 strips at 1 1/2" x 14 1/2"
1 square at 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"
4 squares at 4" x 4"

From Jubilee Geo Green:
8 squares at 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
8 squares at 4" x 4"

From Snowman Swirl Grey:
4 squares at 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
4 squares at 4" x 4"

From Snowman Swirl Turquoise:
2 squares at 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"
8 squares at 4" x 4"

Here are the different size pieces for the table runner:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

The backing fabric (folded on left), binding strips and napkin fabric:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

To finish the edges of the napkins, draw a line 1" from each edge of the napkin square on the wrong side of the fabric. Use a pencil or a pen that does not disappear or set with heat:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Next, fold each edge in to the drawn line. This should create a 1/2" fold (first edge is shown folded below, repeat with all 4 edges):

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Once all 4 edges are folded into the lines, fold in again by 1/2" on all 4 edges:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

I like to pin the corners in place:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Now stitch down all of the folded edges, being sure to catch the corners in the stitching:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Repeat to create all 4 napkins!


To make the table runner, begin by drawing a diagonal line on the back of each Dot Jubilee Red 4" x 4" square and each Jubilee Geo Green 4" x 4" square:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Next pair each red 4" x 4" square with a Grey Snowman Swirl 4" x 4" square.
Pair each green 4" x 4" square with a Turquoise Snowman Swirl 4" x 4" square.
Stitch 1/4" from the both sides of the drawn line. Repeat for all of the paired squares:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Trim the squares apart on the drawn lines:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Press your seams (you can choose to press open or to one side):

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Now square up all of these half square triangles to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". I like to use a 6 1/2" square ruler and line up the diagonal line of the ruler with the seam line of each half square triangle:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Next sew the half square triangles into pairs, as shown below. Press the seams. You will create 4 sets of the grey/red and 8 sets of the green/blue:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Now we will work with one block at a time. Begin by laying out the red and grey block as shown:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Sew the pieces into rows and press the seams:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Next sew the rows together and press the seams to complete the block:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex 

Attach a 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" Frosty Snowflake Green strip to the top and bottom of the block. Press seams:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Now attach a 1 1/2" x 14 1/2" Frosty Snowflake Green strip to each side of the block. Press seams:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Repeat the above steps to create TWO blue/green blocks with red borders.
Stitch the 3 blocks together with the red/grey block in the center and press the seams:

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

For the backing, the remaining piece of Jubilee Geo Grey fabric must be cut into 2 pieces measuring approximately 28" x 20" and pieces together along the 20" sides to create a piece measuring approximately 55" x 20".
At this point you can finish your table runner with a simple backing or quilt it. I prefer to quilt my table runners.

To finish the table runner with a bound edge, sew together the 3 binding strips of Jubilee Geo Grey and bind using your favorite method!

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

Look at that, it's only July and you've got a Christmas decoration and/or gift all ready to go!

Christmas in July Tutorial for Benartex!


Hop on over to the Benartex blog for the tutorial to make this Christmas table runner and napkin set using their Frosty Forest line by Cherry Guidry!

Christmas In July Tutorial for Benartex

After you check out the tutorial, stop back here to win a fat quarter bundle of Frosty Forest care of Benartex and the coordinating Let It Snow and Frosty patterns care of Cherry Guidry!
Follow the Benartex blog and then comment below for an entry in the giveaway.

 


Here's the schedule for the rest of the Benartex blog hop, make sure to check out the other tutorials out there:

Tuesday Debby from Debby Kratovil Quilts using Homespun Holiday
Wednesday Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation using Ornamental Splendor
Thursday Kristen from KD Quilts using Santa's Here
Friday Melissa from My Fabric Relish using Frosty Forest
Monday Nikki from The Girl Who Quilts using Frosty Forest
Tuesday Wendy from Ivory Spring using Shades of Winter