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Olde Glory

Set your summer table with a 12-block runner that shows your patriotic flair. Reproduction fabrics in red, navy, and cream give the topper a hint of Americana.

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Assemble Table Runner Center

Referring to Table Runner Assembly Diagram for placement, lay out blocks in six rows. Join blocks in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row. Join rows to make table runner center. Press seams in one direction. The table runner center should be 12-1⁄2×36-1⁄2" including seam allowances. 

 

Assemble and Add Borders

1.    Aligning long edges, join a red star print 1×36-1⁄2" strip and a cream-red-and-navy flag print 1-1⁄2×36-1⁄2" strip to make a long pieced inner border strip. Press seam toward red star print. Repeat to make a second long pieced inner border strip.

2.    Referring to Table Runner Assembly Diagram, join a cream-red-and-navy flag print 1-1⁄2×12-1⁄2" strip, two red star print 1×1-1⁄2" rectangles, and two cream-red-and-navy flag print 1-1⁄2" squares to make a pieced strip. Press seams toward red star print. The pieced strip should be 1-1⁄2×15-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Sew a red star print 1×15-1⁄2" strip to a long edge of the pieced strip to make a short pieced inner border strip. Press seam toward red star print. Repeat to make a second short pieced inner border strip.

3.    Referring to Table Runner Assembly Diagram, join long pieced inner border strips to long edges of table runner center. Join short pieced inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border. The table runner center now should be 15-1⁄2×39-1⁄2" including seam allowances. 

4.    Join a navy star print 1-1⁄2×39-1⁄2" strip and a red eagle print 4-3⁄8×39-1⁄2" strip to make a long pieced outer border strip. Press seam toward navy star print. Repeat to make a second long pieced outer border strip. 

5.    Referring to Table Runner Assembly Diagram, sew together a red eagle print 4-3⁄8×15-1⁄2" strip, two navy star print 1-1⁄2×4-3⁄8" rectangles, and two red print 4-3⁄8" squares to make a pieced strip. Press seams toward navy star print. The pieced strip should be 4-3⁄8×25-1⁄4" including seam allowances. Join a navy star print 1-1⁄2×25-1⁄4" strip to a long edge of the pieced strip to make a short pieced outer border strip. Press seam toward navy star print. Repeat to make a second short pieced outer border strip.

6.    Sew long pieced outer border strips to long edges of table runner center. Join short pieced outer border strips to remaining edges to complete table runner top. Press seams toward outer border. 

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