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Country Santa Table Runner

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Materials
  • 8” x 8” embroidery hoop or larger
  • 2/3rd yards of White Kona Cloth® for the front block backgrounds
  • 1 1/8th yards of Christmas Print for block backs and borders
  • ½ yards of Wine or Burgundy solid quilting cotton for sashing and binding
  • ¼ yard of Mottled Tan quilting cotton for the beards
  • ¼ yard of Mottled Cream or Ivory quilting cotton for the moustaches
  • 1/8” yard of Pink quilting cotton for the faces
  • Scraps of Navy, Burgundy, Dark Green and Old Gold for the hats and hat cuffs
  • 2 yards of Battilizer® or low loft batting
  • 1 yard of Heat N Bond Lite®
  • 5 pieces of 2.5 ounce stabilizer cut to fit your hoop
  • Water Soluble Thread
  • Invisible Thread
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Magic Sizing® or spray starch

  • Designs used in this project

    Final Product: What You Will Create

    Preface:
    The Country Santa Quilt blocks are completed in the hoop. The blocks are joined together with the borders and sashing applied at your sewing machine. The appliques for the blocks are designed for cutting with an electronic cutting machine, however the stitch and trim method can also be used. If you use the Scan N Cut, as I do, download the FCM files as they will allow you to move different appliques around on the separate fabrics that you scan into the Scan N Cut®. When you download your designs you will see your default embroidery format first, download that. Then click on “other formats” to be able to download the FCM or SVG files.


    Step 1:
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    Print out the PDF files listed on this page for each of the Santa Claus faces. The PDF file will give you a suggested size and color to cut the fabrics for each of the appliques.


    Step 2:
    Cut the applique pieces the sizes you need. Press those 3 or 4 times with Magic Sizing®, this helps prevent fraying, as well as making them crisp for the Scan N Cut. Do this even if you are using the stitch and trim method. Cut and adhere a matching piece of Heat N Bond Lite® to the back of each applique piece.

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    Step 3:
    Position your applique pieces on the cutting mat. Some people prefer to leave the Heat N Bond Lite paper on and some, like me, prefer to remove it. Some people even prefer to place their applique fabric face down on the mat. The downloadable FCM files and the SVG files have been designed and sized for the fabric to be placed right side up on the mat.

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    Step 4:
    Open the FCM file for the Scan N Cut, if you download the SVG file you cannot move the cutting images around on the mat. Scan in the mat and move the cutting lines over the appropriate fabrics. The cutting files have been adjusted to fit the placement lines. Do not increase the size of the cutting files.  

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    Step 5:
    Slow the cutting speed of your Scan N Cut down to 2 as there are some big curved areas in the appliques that are move likely to lift your fabrics in the cutting speed is too fast. Cut all of your appliques and remove from the mat.

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    Step 6:
    Cut 5 10” squares of the top fabric, back fabric and Battilizer®. Tautly hoop the stabilizer and take the hoop, one front and back fabric square, a Battilizer® square and your applique pieces to the embroidery machine.

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    Step 7:
    Run the first color stop (CS) I white as a placement line for the front fabric.

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    Step 8:
    Spray adhesive on the back side of your front fabric, position it in the hoop so that the fabric exceeds the placement lines by ½” on all sides. Run CS 2 in water soluble thread to tack down the fabric.

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    Step 9:
    Run CS 3 in white as a placement line for the first applique.

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    Step 10:
    Remove the hoop from the machine, do not unhoop, position the first applique and press in place with an applique iron. Return the hoop to the machine and run the next CS to tack down the applique. The tack down stitches are really intended for those that are you using the stitch and trim method but run them anyway as they will let you know you have perfectly placed your applique.

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    Step 11:
    Run the next CS as a placement line. Place and press the applique and run the next CS as tack down stitches. The same color thread can be used to stitch the placement lines and tack down stitches for all of the appliques.

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    Step 12:
    Repeat Step 11 until all of the appliques are positioned and pressed.

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    Step 13:
    Follow the color chart stopping before stitching the last two CSs.

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    Step 14:
    Remove the hoop from the machine and lay it face down on a flat surface. Spray the Battilizer® with adhesive and align it over the original placement lines so the Battilizer® exceeds the placement lines by 1/2” on all sides. Spray the wrong side of the back fabric and align it right side up over the Battilizer®.

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    Step 15:
    Return the hoop to the machine. Run the next to last CS in water soluble thread to tack down the back fabrics. Run the last CS in white to quilt the block.

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    Step 16:
    Remove the completed block from the hoop. Align the ¼” mark of a see through ruler along the water soluble tack down lines and trim the block to a ¼” seam allowance on all sides.

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    Step 17:
    Repeat the above steps to stitch out the 4 other Country Santa Quilt Blocks. Arrange them on a table in the order in which you want them to be in your table runner.

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    Step 18:
    Select a wide zigzag stitch in both width and spacing on your sewing machine. White sewing thread is used in both the top and bobbin of the machine.

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    Step 19:
    Aligning the tops butt the sides of the first two blocks together without gaps or overlaps and zigzag the two block together. Add the other 3 quilt blocks using the same zigzag technique.

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    Step 20:
    Trim any small variances on the strip of blocks to make sure the tops and bottom are straight.

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    Step 21:
    For the borders, sashing and binding cut:
       a. From the Christmas print cut 6 strips 2 ½” wide by the width of the material for borders
             i. Sub-cut two of these strips to 4 18” x 2 ½” strips
       b. From the Christmas print cut 1 strip of sashing 1 ¼” wide by the width of the fabric
       c. White fabric cut 1 strip of sashing 1 ½” wide by the width of the fabric
       d. Burgundy fabric 3 1 ¼” and 3 1 ½” strips by the width of the fabric for sashing
       e. Burgundy fabric 3 2 ½” strips for binding
       f. Battilizer® 2 strips 45” x 2 ½” and 2 strips 18” x 2 ½”

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    Step 22:
    Make four quilt sandwiches from the Christmas print borders and Battilizer® strips by spraying one side of a Battilizer® strip with adhesive and aligning a corresponding print strip on wide side of it. Spay adhesive on the other side of the Battilizer® strip and align a second corresponding print fabric strip over it.

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    Step 23:
    Take the 1 ½” white sashing strip and the 1 ¼” Christmas print sashing strip; spray each strip with Magic Sizing® and fold the long edges into the centers and press.

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    Step 24:
    Though a straight stitch can be used, a Serpentine stitch is a good choice to stitch the sashing to the quilt blocks.  

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    Step 25:
    Center the Christmas print folded sashing strips over the zigzag seams joining the blocks. Extend the sashing about ½” over the top of the runner and cut off about ½” below the bottom. Stitch down both sides of the strip with the Serpentine stitch. Cover all 4 joining seams in this manner.

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    Step 26:
    Turn the table runner over and stitch the white sashing strip over the 4 seams in the same manner.

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    Step 27:
    Trim the excess sashing from both sides of the table runner.

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    Step 28:
    Butt the top border sandwich to the top of the table runner having the border extend about ½” table runner. Stitch the border to the table runner with the same zigzag stitch used to join the blocks together. Repeat to add the bottom border to the table runner.

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    Step 29:
    Trim the top and bottom sashing even with the ends of the quilt blocks.

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    Step 30:
    Attach the side borders, extending the fabric an inch or more above and below the top and bottom borders, with the same zigzag stitch.

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    Step 31:
    Trim the side borders even with the top and bottom borders.

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    Step 32:
    Starch and press all of the burgundy sashing strips as in step 23. Keep the narrow and wider strips separate. The narrow strips will be stitched to the back of table runner and the wider strips will be stitched to the front. Switch to invisible thread in the top and bottom of your sewing machine. Take 2 of the narrow strips and stitch them over the long horizontal seams and extend them over the side borders on the back of the table runner. Use the same stitch type, such as the Serpentine stitch used on the sashing in the blocks.

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    Step 33:
    Turn the table runner over and stitch the wide sashing strips across the horizontal seams in the same manner. Extend the sashing about ½” over the side edges. It is a good idea to measure the placement of the sashing from the top edges of the borders to keep the sashing straight.

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    Step 34:
    Stitch the narrow sashing strips to the side border seams and then stitch the sashing to the front side border seams in the same manner.

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    Step 35:
    Trim the sashing even with the table runner. Apply binding to your table runner using your preferred method.

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    Step 36:
    Congratulations your Country Santa Table Runner is complete!

    For the love of embroidery…
    Pat Williams


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    Meet The Author: Pat Williams
    Award winning Digitizer, Embroidery Educator, Author and a Consultant to the Industry, Pat Williams has 20 years of experience in the embroidery industry. Pat has won multiple awards for her digitizing expertise including the 2007 Impressions Awards Grand Championship, Best of Show as well as the 1st and 2nd Place Awards.. Pat’s love of digitizing has afforded her the opportunity to write many articles for Impressions magazine in the United States and Images Magazine in Europe. She also has authored her own digitizing training CD series, “Digitizing Steps to Success.” In 2001 Pat was named “Embroidery Educator of the Year.” For many years Pat lead digitizing seminars at the ISS Shows in Long Beach, CA and for Compucon software. Pat retired from the commercial embroidery arena in 2010. She now resides in Sierra Vista, AZ. She can be reached at pwilliams22@cox.net.

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