A Perfect Storm at Sea Project for Fall

Oct 8, 2022 11:00:00 AM / by Katy Sweigart

Happy fall, y’all! Katy from KatyQuilts here to share a quick and easy table runner idea using the GO! Storm at Sea Die!


Storm at Sea Fall Table Runner On Katys Table with Decor On It



My first thought when I saw the GO! Storm at Sea Die was not a Storm at Sea quilt, but instead, borders! My favorite part of this die is the diamond sashing. It can be used to create a border that looks difficult, but is decidedly not.



Storm at Seas Diamond Sashing



Create Your Own Storm at Sea Fall Table Runner

Ready to make your own? This is what you will need:



Cutting Instructions

1. Precut 7 1/2” x width of fabric (WOF) strips. Using the GO! Storm at Sea Die, fan fold the strips and cut 12 diamond pieces (Shape A).


2. Precut two 4 1/2” x WOF strips for the background. Fan fold and cut a total of 48 half square triangles on the GO! Storm at Sea Die (both of the Shape B's). It is important that you fanfold here. This shape is directional and you will need 24 of one and 24 of the other (as shown below).



Two Cut Shape B Pieces from the GO! Storm at Sea Die



3. Use scraps to cut four of Shape C, 16 of Shape D, and 16 of Shape E from the GO! Storm at Sea Die.


4. Cut the focus fabric into a rectangle that measures 6 1/2” x 30 1/2”.


5. With the GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2" (2" Finished) 3 Strips Die, cut two 2 1/2” strips for binding.



Assembly Instructions

We are ready to sew!


1. Place one Shape A with one Shape B with the right sides together and sew together. 



Shape A with a Shape B Piece Ready to Sew



2. Add another Shape B to the opposite corner of each diamond and sew. Press the seams away from the diamond.



Shape A with Two Shape B Pieces on Opposite Sides



3. Now, add the opposite two background pieces and press away from the diamond.



A Sewn Diamond Unit
Pressed Seams on the Diamond Unit



4. Repeat the above steps for all the diamond shapes. The hardest part is all done and it wasn’t hard at all!


5. To make the four corner blocks, take the center squares (Shape C) and add Shape D to each side. Press away from the center. The built-in dog-eared corners make this a breeze!



Creating A Corner Block



6. Add the final four triangles (Shape E) and press away from the center.



Finished Corner Block
Pressed Seams on the Corner Block



7. To put this all together, sew five diamond shapes end to end to create the side borders. Sew a corner block on either end of the last two diamond blocks.



Sewn Borders for the Storm at Sea Fall Table Runner



8. Sew the side borders to the long sides of the focus fabric and sew the small borders to each end.



Sewn Storm at Sea Fall Table Runner



9. Quilt, bind, and set your table! By using a focus fabric for the center, the middle is open for a centerpiece.



Finished Storm at Sea Fall Table Runner
Finished Storm at Sea Fall Table Runner with Fall Decor On It




Did You Fall in Love with This Fall Runner?

I hope you enjoyed making this quick and easy table runner with me! Please share yours with us on social media using the hashtag #AccuQuiltBuilt and tag us, @katyquilts and @AccuQuilt, so we can see your creation!

Topics: Tutorials, Quick DIY Projects

Katy Sweigart

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