Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

NEW! Dresden Columns Quilt Sewing Tutorial! Learn how easy it is to stitch our quick column quilt with a modern twist. Crosswise fabric strips, Dresden wedges, and a few fabric squares make this an easy piecing project–even for beginners! The 23″ x 39″ quilt size is ideal for display on a table or wall—you decide!

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 102: Dresden Columns Table Runner

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 102: Dresden Columns Table Runner video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share step-by-step fabric cutting and sewing techniques for making NZP’s NEW! Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Project.

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

Buy it! Buy Sewing Tools, Sewing Patterns, Sewing Fabrics and More at ShopNZP.com by Nancy Zieman ProductionsThen, head over to ShopNZP.com and purchase our exclusive Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Bundle Box! This NEW! Bundle Box features an array of jewel-toned light, medium, and dark fabrics for amazing contrast: Dramatic colorful Shades by Riley Blake Designs. The Bundle Box also includes backing and binding fabric, plus batting and pattern–with full-color step-by-step instructions! You’ll supply the thread.

 

Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Sewing Tutorial

Approximate finished size: 23″ x 39″

Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tools & Supplies

 

Create Column Strips


JT445_01 Quilter’s Starch Savvy available at shopnzp.com

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsPre-shrink fabrics by steaming and pressing, and steaming and pressing a second time, and then spray press and starch fabric with June Tailor’s Quilter’s Starch Savvy — press and starch, press and starch.

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsAll seam allowances are scant 1/4″ unless otherwise stated. Read all instructions prior to beginning project.

 

Cut Column Strips

  • Bottlegreen Cotton Shades: Cut one 6-1/4″ crosswise strip, cut five 2-1/2″ crosswise strips, cut three 2-1/2″ squares.

The following illustrations show 42″ wide fabrics.

 

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Cobalt Cotton Shades: Cut one 6-1/4″ crosswise strip, cut two 2-1/2″ crosswise strips, subcut one 2-1/2″ square from end of 6-1/4″ one crosswise strip.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsIf using fat quarters for the column fabric strips, cut double crosswise fabric strips to create 40/41″  column strips. Place strips right sides together, in pairs. Pin at one short edge. Stitch. Press seams to one side.

  • Fuschia Cotton Shades: Cut three 1-1/2″ crosswise strips, cut one 2-1/2″ square.
  • Reserve remaining Fuschia Cotton Shades fabric for binding.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Cut Dresden Column Wedges and Squares

  • Stack three fabrics: D-Teal Cotton Shades, E-Burgundy Cotton Shades and F-Grape Cotton Shades.
  • Cut one 6-1/4″ crosswise strip from each fabric.
  • Subcut one 2-1/2″ square from end of  each of the three crosswise fabric strips.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Make the Dresden Wedges

  • Stack random pairs of the 6-1/4″ crosswise fabric strips; A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades, B-Cobalt Cotton Shades, D-Teal Cotton Shades, E-Burgundy Cotton Shades and F-Grape Cotton Shades.

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

  • Trace Dresden wedge template (page 6 of the pattern) on paper. Cut out paper template.
  • With fabric marking pen, trace Dresden wedge template on crosswise fabric strip pairs, rotating template 180º as needed to trace six Dresden wedges from each fabric.

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

  • Using a rotary cutter and ruler, cut six Dresden wedges from each of the five fabrics, cutting on traced lines.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsTo make the following step easier, randomly place the Dresden Wedges within the column. The illustrations depict the featured Table Runner but you are welcome to personalize the design.

Prepare Dresden Wedge Column for Quilt

 

  • Lay out, assemble and stitch the Dresden wedges according to diagram for the column.
  • Alternate Dresden shape to create a parallelogram shaped column.

 

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

Stitch Dresden wedges together in pairs.

  • Align the right sides and edges of the Dresden wedges, creating a slight V shape.
  • Pin.
Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial
  • Align the edge of the sewing machine’s presser foot with the edge of the fabric. Stitch the seam. The first and last stitches should land at the V shapes created by the overlapping seam allowances.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Press seams open.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsTo set seams, press with a steam iron. After pressing, place a Tailor’s Clapper over the pressed area and apply even pressure.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Continue adding Dresden wedges until column is complete.

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

  • Using a rotary cutter and ruler, trim column length to 39″.
Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial


 

Prepare Floating Squares Column for Quilt

  • Subcut one 2-1/2″ crosswise fabric strip A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades into: One 2-1/2″ x 20″ and one 2-1/2″ x 7″

Create Subsets:

  • Place Fabric A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades 20″ strip to Fabric E-Burgundy Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square, right sides together.
  • Pin at one short end.
  • Place Fabric A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades 7″ strip to Fabric B-Cobalt Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square, right sides together.
  • Pin at one short end.
  • Place one Fabric A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square to Fabric C-Fuchsia Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square, right sides together.
  • Pin.
  • Place one Fabric A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square to Fabric F-Grape Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square, right sides together.
  • Pin.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Stitch subsets:

  • Stitch one short edge, of each subset pair.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsKiss one subset pair to the other and chain stitch from one subset pair to the next. Clip threads between subset pairs.


Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Press seams to darker fabric.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial


  • Following diagram, place four subsets, and one remaining Fabric A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square, end to end to create column.

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

  • Place subsets right sides together, in pairs, pin.
  • Stitch the short edges.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Press seams toward dark fabric.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

Arrange and Join Columns for the Quilt

  • Using the diagram, join Columns 1–11 to finish piecing the table runner top.
  • Trim each column strip to 39″ in length.

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

  • Place column strips right sides together, in pairs. Pin.
  • Stitch.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Press seams flat, then to one side.

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

Layer, Quilt, and Bind

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial


Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

The Ultimate Quilt ‘n Stitch Presser Foot by Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC for Clover. Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsUse the Ultimate Quilt ’n Stitch Presser Foot to straight-line machine quilt your Dresden Columns Quilt. Easily Stitch multiple parallel rows of quilting – without marking lines, and echo stitch inside floating squares.

 

Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tools & Supplies

 

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Nancy Zieman Productions The Blog Giveaway

For a chance to be the random winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stackwith S!S button & sticker, please leave a comment below about the Dresden Columns Table Runner.

Nancy Zieman Productions will give away one Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions.

The randomly selected winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with exclusive S!S button & sticker, from the July 25 Blog Post, Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging Tutorial, is Hannah W.

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Her comment is: This project is well named as it has the modern look. I love the technique used for the triangles, very clever.

 

 

Happy Stitching!

Team Nancy Zieman

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