Faceted Diamonds Table Runner
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. Especially when they are so easy to make: sewing Triangles on opposing sides of the Hexagons makes for easy, straight seam-piecing. This quilt above uses #658115 and #658663. You can also use #657885 and #658662 together.
|(16) 10" Squares||Assorted prints||Cut (16) Hexagons|
|3/4 yd||Gray print for background||Cut (32) Equilateral Triangles|
|1/2 yd||Binding fabric||Cut (5) 2 1/2" wide Strips|
|1 yd||Backing fabric|
|70" x 45"||Batting|
- Finished Size: 66" x 40"
- All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
Piecing the Quilt:
- Using the quilt image as a guide, arrange the Hexagon and Triangles in rows.
- For the first row, sew an Equilateral Triangle to the top and to the bottom left and right sides of a Hexagon. See Diagram 1. Repeat same steps with another Hexagon to form the bottom row. Set aside until sewing horizontal rows to vertical rows.
- For rows 2 through 6, sew an Equilateral Triangle to opposite sides of the Hexagon. See Diagram 2. This will allow the rows to sew together in straight lines. No set-in seams.
- Sew horizontal rows together.
- Sew vertical rows together to form a large diamond shape.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
- Sew binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold wrong sides together, lengthwise, and press.
- With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.
Fabric compliments of Westminster Fibers and Coats & Clark.
- Figure 1
- Figure 2