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Star-Spangled Summer

Celebrate the season with a table runner that embraces the best of summer.


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Appliqué Table Runner Top

1.    Referring to photo, position solid black A seeds and gold tone-on-tone B stars on table runner top. Following manufacturer’s directions, fuse in place.

2.    Using matching thread, a stabilizer under table runner top, and a short stitch length (8–10 stitches per inch), machine-zigzag-stitch around edge of each appliqué to complete table runner top.


Finish Table Runner

1.    Layer table runner top, batting, and backing; baste.

2.    Quilt as desired. Designer Avis Shirer machine-stitched in the ditch between each pieced section of the table runner. She used an overall stipple to add texture to the watermelon center and border, and stitched a loop motif on the watermelon rind.

3.    Bind with navy blue tone-on-tone binding strips.