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A New Leaf Table Runner

To make the blocks appear to be straight set, alternate two background fabrics in the leaf blocks, then piece the same fabrics into hourglass units and side setting triangles. For stems, back a green print with no-sew fusible web, then rotary-cut the green print into strips with a pinking blade. Fabrics are from the Joy of Life collection by Mary Capan for Hoffman California Fabrics.

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Assemble Hourglass Blocks and Setting Triangles


1. Join a light blue print large triangle and a cream print large triangle to make a setting triangle (Diagram 4). Press seam toward light blue print triangle. Repeat to make 44 setting triangles total. Put aside 12 setting triangles to be used as side setting triangles in the table runner center.

2. Join two remaining setting triangles to make an hourglass block (Diagram 5). Press seam in one direction. The block should be 3-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 16 hourglass blocks total.

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