Hi - this is Mona Phelps with Kentucky Whittaker Creations. Today, I’m going to share a fun table runner pattern with you using one of AccuQuilt’s Block on Board® (BOB®) dies.
I have been sewing and quilting for about two years now. I’ve realized during this time that I am drawn to intricate designs but I am not a fan of cutting fabric. If a pattern calls for something other than straight-line cuts, I will most likely avoid it. Thankfully, I came across AccuQuilt and their wonderful fabric cutting system. A whole new world has been opened to me with their dies which offer precision cutting for a multitude of shapes and sizes.
The GO! Cleopatra's Fan-12" Finished die is amazing. This traditional block cuts the individual pieces with specialized dog-ears, matching notches on curved seams, and the screen printed letters on the die make for easier alignment and piecing.
As with all of AccuQuilt’s dies, a pattern is included with the die using three fabric colors. This table runner also uses three colors; however, two of the blocks are the same.
- Fabric A—1¼ yards (white)
- Fabric B—½ yard (gray)
- Fabric C—¾ yard (purple)
- Backing fabric—1½ yards
Note: When cutting your fabric, make sure you layer right sides together. You want your pieces to mirror each other.
Using your GO! Cleopatra's Fan-12" Finished die, cut the following pieces:
You’ll also need to cut the following:
- Cut 5—13” squares
- Subcut 4 of these in half via the diagonal
- Subcut 1 of these into 4 triangles
Hints when sewing the blocks:
- Make sure you line up the notches.
- It helps to lay out your fabrics as they will go in the block.
- Take your time. I’ve found that the slower you go when sewing curved seams, the fewer mistakes you make.
- Don’t pull or stretch your fabric. It will warp the shape of your final block.
- Starch is your friend!
Using the instructions included with the die, assemble the following blocks:
Square the blocks to 12½”.
Sew together as per the diagram below:
Finally, quilt and attach binding.
Here is my finished table runner.
Thank you for checking out the new die!