Square patch runner two – did you catch my last post? square patch runner one? Here we are using the same technique, just with a different fabric. I wanted to show you three different fabrics with this technique so you could get an idea of how it could work for you. This runner is the same size as the last one 10×2 8 inch squares.
What You Need
- 10 fabric squares that measure 8×8
- backing fabric that measures 16×40
- matching thread
- 1 yard of cotton for napkins
This fabric is fun, colourful, and perfect for that free spirit.
Okay – let us get sewing. First, as I explained in the square patch runner one tutorial, you’ll serge from left-to-right on the top and then the bottom row, then serge them together. Be sure to stay consistent when serging each one.
Then, top stitch all the seams.
Now, with right sides together, serge the backing to the front square patches. Leave a hole to turn it right side out.
Once it’s right side out, pin the hole and top stitch it closed.
Done! I’ve got some pretty yellow napkins to match, you can make those by visiting the holiday napkin tutorial.
The runner works both ways – with the fun floral or with the heather grey. Versatile and functional. The napkins are light, too. Made out of a mix of linen and polyester. They wash well and don’t crease easily – bonus!
Again, this was another prize for the shower I had my future sister-in-law and it found the perfect home!
Happy sewing and I hope you have a great week. Don’t forget to take some time to learn something new each day! Visit again soon. One more runner to share (it’s a bit bigger) and some coordinating placemats that are easy to whip out in about 20 minutes. Oh, and then this weekend, more Mexican food coming you way.