Greetings, Melody here! Today I'm sharing a dynamic Gears Table Runner that was stitched up by our Quilting Manager, Linda Nitzen. It's sure to set your creative juices in motion! She selected grays and black for her color palette, but this runner would look amazing in a variety of colors and patterns - from bright pops of colors to a variety of fabrics intended to mimic the look of metals like copper, steel and brass. The finished piece that Linda created measures approximately 17” x 39”, and this runner could easily be extended or modified to a size of your choosing.
Gray fabric prints for gear shapes
Black fabric for background
Batting - 20" x 45"
1 roll freezer paper
All seam allowances are ¼” unless noted
Piecing the Quilt:
- Place Gears onto black background fabric. When happy with the layout, heat fuse in place.
- Stitch around Gears as desired.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. To use the freezer paper as a template, iron shiny side onto background fabric where quilting is desired. Stitch around shapes. Remove freezer paper. OR Hand or machine quilt as desired.
- Sew binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold wrong sides together lengthwise and press.
- With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.
I hope you've enjoyed a peek at this striking Gears Table Runner. Happy Sewing!