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Accuquilt Go! Qube Christmas Table Runner

If you're looking for a fun way to spruce up your holiday tabletop, or looking to make a beautiful gift, try this Christmas Table Runner project! This project uses Accuquilt dies and cutters, including the 8" Accuquilt Qube.

01 qubesFrom the 8” Qube:

  • Go! Die #1 (55708)
  • Go! Die #5 (55712)
  • Go! 6” x 6” Cutting Mat (55137)

02 diesAdditional Dies:

  • Go! Strip Cutter – 2-½” (2” finished) (55017)
  • Go! Strip Cutter – 1-½” (1” finished) (55024)

03 fabricFabric:

  • 1/2 yard of Christmas cotton
  • 1/3rd yard of dark coordinating cotton
  • 1/8th yard of light coordinating cotton
  • 41” x 17” batting
  • 41” x 17” backing fabric

04 quilters selectAdditional Supplies:

  • Construction thread
  • Scissors
  • 75/11 Quilting needle
  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler

Cutting Instructions:

  • Go! Die #1 – cut 8 squares from Christmas cotton
  • Go! Die #5 – cut 32 half square triangles (HST) from dark cotton
  • Go! Die #5 – cut 32 half square triangles (HST) from light cotton
  • Go! Die Strip Cutter 1-½” – cut 3 from dark fabric (selvedge to selvedge for accent strips)
  • Go! Die Strip Cutter 2-½” – cut 6 strips Christmas fabric (selvedge to selvedge for borders and binding)

Preparing the Go! Die:

  1. To cut your fabric, first cut your strip of fabric about ½” wider than the cutting area. In the video below the strip was cut 3” wide.
  2. Layer only 6 layers of fabric to prevent the die from being damaged. The video shows accordion folding the strip over the cutting area.
  3. Place the cutting mat over the fabric and place the unit into your Go! Cutter.
  4. Watch this video:

TIPS!!

  1. Chain sew Half Square Triangles (HST) together.

    05 triangles

  2. Use the Gypsy Cutting Gizmo to quickly and efficiently cut the threads between the squares. Watch this video:

  3. Use a ¼” foot for perfect ¼” seams.
  4. A single hole plate provides more support and less chance of your fabric being pulled into the hole when you start on the angled edges of this project.

    06 needle plate

  5. Stitch seams together with no backstitching. Backstitching adds bulk to the seam and can throw your pattern off.
  6. Set the stitch length 2.0 for piecing (15-17 stitches per inch). This prevents the stitches from coming undone while the pieces are being handled.

Sewing Instructions: (1/4” seams unless otherwise noted)

  1. Sew 1 dark and 1 light Half Square Triangles (HST) together on the diagonal cut edge to create 32 squares. Press seams toward the dark colored fabric.

    07 quilt block

  2. Sew 2 squares together to create ½ of a 4-patch. Continue until you have 16 rectangles. Press seams toward the dark colored fabric.

    08 two quilt blocks

  3. Stitch the rectangles from the previous step together to create 8, 4-patch blocks. Press seams to one side.

    09 full quilt square

  4. Sew each 4-patch block to a Christmas fabric square to create 8 components. Be sure to sew the Christmas fabric to the 4-patch the direction you want to view it on your table. Press seams toward Christmas fabric.

    10 suqare plus fabric

  5. Sew the 8 components together alternating the Christmas fabric square to either side of the table runner. Press seams to one side.

    11 full runner

  6. Sew the 1-½” accent strips on all 4 edges of the table runner. Press seams toward accent fabric.

    12 full runner with accent strips

  7. Sew the 2-½” border on all 4 edges of the table runner. Press seams towards border

    13 full runner with border

  8. Layer top, batting and backing fabric. Quilt as desired.
  9. Trim batting and backing along the edges of the border.
  10. Sew 2-½” strips together end to end and bind your table runner.

    14 full runner with binding

Merry Christmas!!

Enjoy your sewing adventures!!

Lana L Jones

Educational Consultant

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