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Diamond Table Runner

Finished size: 16" x 53"

Materials:
June Tailor® Diamond Cut Ruler
1-1/2 yds. Turquoise Fabric
1/4 yd. Purple Fabric
1-7/8 yds. Lavender Fabric
1-1/2 yds. Backing Fabric
Batting

Cut 1 strip of turquoise 2" x 40"
Cut 4 strips of purple 2" x 40"
Cut 5 strips of lavender 2" x 40"

Place one strip turquoise and one strip lavender, horizontally, right sides together. Offset top turquoise strip 2" to the left of bottom strip. Sew strips together across the long edge. Open and press seam to one side.

Place strip set on rotary cutting mat. Lay Diamond Cut ruler on width of fabric, aligning bottom line of ruler with raw edge of fabric. Create first angle by cutting along the outside right edge of ruler. Cut in 2, 4 and 6 slots. Lift ruler and reposition right edge of fabric with right edge of ruler, aligning bottom edge of fabric with printed line on ruler. Cut in 2, 4 and 6 slots. Continue until entire strip set has been cut (need a total of 12 diamond sets).

Following above directions, including off-setting of strips, sew 4 strips of lavender to 4 strips of purple with the lavender on top to create two-piece diamonds (need a total of 60 diamond sets).

NOTE: When sewing following diamond sets together, offset seam edges of fabric 1/4" that points of diamonds line up at center (figure 1).

June Tailor - Creativity Center - Project Sheets - Diamond Cut Projects - Diamond Table Runner - Figure 1

Sew 12 two-piece turquoise diamond sets to 12 of the two-piece purple diamond sets (figure 2). Sew remaining 48 two-piece purple diamond sets together (figure 3). Clip dog-ears, and press seams to one side.

June Tailor - Creativity Center - Project Sheets - Diamond Cut Projects - Diamond Table Runner - Figure 2

June Tailor - Creativity Center - Project Sheets - Diamond Cut Projects - Diamond Table Runner - Figure 3

Sew 3 of the turquoise/purple four-piece sets together to create half a star (figure 4). Press seams to one side. Sew two of the purple four- piece sets to the half star (figure 5). Clip dog-ears and press seams. Repeat to create a total of 4 such sets.

June Tailor - Creativity Center - Project Sheets - Diamond Cut Projects - Diamond Table Runner - Figure 4

June Tailor - Creativity Center - Project Sheets - Diamond Cut Projects - Diamond Table Runner - Figure 5

In the same manner as above, sew together 3 of the purple four piece sets to create half a star (figure 6). Sew two of the purple four piece sets to the half star (figure 7). Repeat to create a total of 2 such sets. You will have two remaining purple half star sets.

June Tailor - Creativity Center - Project Sheets - Diamond Cut Projects - Diamond Table Runner - Figure 6

June Tailor - Creativity Center - Project Sheets - Diamond Cut Projects - Diamond Table Runner - Figure 7

Sew half star strip sets together (figure 8).

June Tailor - Creativity Center - Project Sheets - Diamond Cut Projects - Diamond Table Runner - Figure 8

From lavender fabric, cut three strips 3-1/2" x 40". Place fabric strips horizontally on rotary cutting mat. Lay Diamond Cut ruler on width of fabric, aligning bottom line of ruler with raw edge of fabric. Create first angle by cutting along the outside right edge of ruler. Cut in 3-1/2" slot. Lift ruler and reposition right edge of fabric with right edge of ruler, aligning bottom edge of fabric with printed line on ruler. Cut in 3-1/2" slot. Continue across width of fabric to create fourteen 3-1/2" diamonds. Sew into star pieced center (figure 9). Press seams.

June Tailor - Creativity Center - Project Sheets - Diamond Cut Projects - Diamond Table Runner - Figure 9

From lavender fabric, cut four rectangles 3-1/2" x 5". Place two rectangles right side up on rotary cutting mat. Lay Diamond Cut ruler on 5" edge of fabric, aligning bottom line of ruler with edge of fabric. Cut along the outside right edge of the ruler. Place two rectangles, wrong side up on rotary cutting mat. In the same manner, cut angle on right edge of fabric. Sew into four corners of pieced center (figure 10). Press seams.

June Tailor - Creativity Center - Project Sheets - Diamond Cut Projects - Diamond Table Runner - Figure 10 

Square all edges of pieced center, removing excess diamond from long edges and leaving a 1/4" seam allowance on all sides. Pieced center should measure 10-1/2" x 47", seam allowance included.

For inner border, cut two strips 1-1/2" x 47" and two strips 1-1/2" x 12-1/2".  Sew 47" inner border strips to long edges of pieced center. Press seams toward inner border. Sew 12-1/2" inner border strips to ends of pieced center.

For outer border, cut two strips 2-1/2" x 49" and two strips 2-1/2" x 16-12". Sew 49" outer border strips to long edges of inner border. Press seams toward outer border. Sew 16-1/2" outer border strips to ends of inner border.

Layer quilt top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired, square and bind.