Nancy Zieman Productions Fall Table Runner Challenge 2018

You’re invited to participate in the Nancy Zieman Productions 2018 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Sew a table runner to showcase your sewing and quilting talents. Then enter by emailing your table runner photo to [email protected]. Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting, or machine embroidery techniques, and must be a size that fits on a kitchen or dining room table—use your imagination! Enter one table runner that has been sewn within the last year and has not been entered into a previous Nancy Zieman Productions Table Runner Sewing Challenge. You could be a prize winner!

Nancy Zieman Productions Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge

Don’t forget, you can use any of our table runner sewing tutorials or any pattern/inspiration you choose, then enter the Fall 2018 Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Deadline to enter is October 2, 2018.

 

Inspiration: Box Quilt Block Table Runner 

We’d like to share a quilt block pattern that’s ideal for a table runner. Featured is the Box Quilt Block, which dates back to 1898, each 12-1/2″ block is made with eight half-square triangles and a center square. This pattern is included in the No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks,a quilt block sampler pattern book. Streamline the piecing process by  using the No-Hassle Triangle tool.

Supplies, Notions, Fabric

  • No-Hassle Triangle Tool
  • Quilting thread
  • Assorted fabrics/fat quarters
  • Batting to measure 4″ larger than the finished runner, in length and width
  • Backing fabric to measure 4″ larger than the finished runner, in length and width
  • Binding fabric

Construction

Each block requires:

  • One square 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (center)
  • Four squares 4-7/8″ x 4-7/8″ (background)
  • Four squares 4-7/8″ x 4-7/8″ (solid)
  • Press the fabric. Use June Tailor’s Quilter’s Starch to stabilize the fabrics.

 

In our sewing studio we always spray the fabric with Quilter’s Starch before cutting quilting strips or shapes, then press. This simple step gives the fabric crispness that translates into more accurate cutting results.

 

  • Use a cardboard template measuring 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ to fussy cut a design from the print to showcase a particular motif in the focus fabric.

  • Cut the solid and background fabrics into strips, 4-7/8″ wide. Each block will require four solid squares and four background squares.
  • Layer the solid and background strips to rotary cut 4-7/8″ squares.

  •  Stitch  1/4″ on each side of the marked centerline.

  • Chain piece shapes, sewing all the right sides, then sew left sides.

 

 

 

  • Cut apart.

  • Use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut along the marked line.

  • Press seam allowance towards the darker fabric.

  • Create eight pairs.

  • Lay out Box Quilt block following the layout.

  • Join squares to form a block, using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Place squares from the first column onto the second column, right sides together; stitch.

  • Place squares from column three onto stitched sections and join with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

  • Press seams open.

  • Join rows.

  • Make and join three or more blocks to create the table runner.

  • Add an inner border—cut fabric strips 1″ wide. Add an outer border—cut fabric strips 2-1/2″ wide. 
  • Create and add 2-1/2″ half-square triangles at all four corners. 

Thank you to our generous 2018 Fall Table Runner Challenge Sponsors!

  •    Complete Mug Rug Kit from June Tailor. A $167 value

  •  Riley Blake Fabrics/Penny Rose fabrics, Farmhouse Floral Fat Quarter Assortment, Farmhouse Floral 10” stacker, Farmhouse Floral 5” stacker, Two Riley Blake Designs enamel pins, One Ruler Pal, One package of Sewing Mends the Soul bandages, One package of  Riley Blake Designs woven labels, One pair of Blue Kisses patterned embroidery scissors and One My Mind’s Eye printed Emery Board. A $150 value

 

  • Pellon, E—80/20 Cotton/Polyester Batting With Scrim—Needle Punched: 1 Queen Size Package 90 x 108, 2DPI1818—Decorative Pillow Inserts: Twin Pack 18 x 18, PLOFT16—Perfect Loft Cluster Fiber: 1 Bag 16 Ounces, EMBS4—Embroidery Sampler Pack: 4 Rolls 12 x 5 yds, EZ25S—EZ Steam II-Sided: 1 Bag 5 Sheets of 12 x 9, FF78F1—Flex-Foam 1 Sided Fusible: 1 Bag 20 x 60, 180T110—Knit-N-Stable Tape: 1 Package 1 x 10 yds, SF101—Shape-Flex: 1 Package 15 x 2 yds, 281—Woven Stretch Fusible: 1 Package 20 x 1 yd and ST-EK150-30—Easy-Knit Tape: 1 Package 1.5 x 30 yds. A $136 value


  • Indygo Junction pattern assortment: Indygo Essentials Swing Jacket Pattern, Indygo Essentials – Asymmetrical Top & Tunic Pattern, Indygo Essentials – Shift Dress Pattern, Indygo Essentials – Mandarin Vest Pattern,  Indygo Essentials – Easy Top & Tunic Pattern, Indygo Essentials – Button Back Shirt Pattern, Indygo Essentials: Raglan Top Pattern.  A $133 value



  •  Clover-USA, Wonder Fuse (Lightweight sheet 9″ x 8″ in), Point 2 Point Turner, Roll & Press, Wedge Iron, I Sew For Fun Seam Guide, I Sew For Fun Magnet Pin Caddy, I Sew For Fun Heart-Shaped Pins (20 pcs) and I Sew For Fun Wonder Clips (10 pcs). A $127 value

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  •  F+W Media, Modern Patchwork Home, Dynamic Quilts and Projects for Every Room, Quilt Big: Bigger Blocks for Faster Finishes by Jemima Flendt. A $75 value

  • Amy Barickman, Vintage Notions Sewing Series: Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion & Fun, Sewing For Home & Fashion, Create Flowers & Trims With Ribbon & Fabric, Language Of Fashion A-Z: Dictionary And Digest Of Fabric, Sewing & Dress, Techniques For Draping & Design.  A $96 value


  • Amy Barickman, Vintage Notions Coloring Books: Fashion Therapy, Quilt Therapy, Pattern Play. A $54 value


Reminder to Enter the NZP Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge today!

  • Sew a table runner to showcase your sewing and quilting talents. Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting, or machine embroidery techniques, and must be a size that fits on a kitchen or dining room table—use your imagination!
  • Enter one table runner that has been sewn within the last year and has not been entered into a previous Nancy Zieman Productions Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Enter by emailing your table runner photo to [email protected] by October 2, 2018.
  • Visit the official NZP Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge Posting for details and to share your comment for a chance to win a Table-Runner Roundup Book from Martingale!

 

Get Stitching!

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