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Katrina Walker

All About Silk by Katrina Walker

Learn all about silk and create a luxurious table runner.

Supplies

Supplies listed are enough to make one 12"x36" runner.

1/6 yard or 1 fat quarter of orange silk doupioni (Fabric A)

1/3 yard or 3 fat quarters of green silk doupioni (Fabric B)

1/3 yard or 3 fat quarters of blue silk doupioni (Fabric C)

Coordinating all-purpose thread

Size 80/12 microfiber needle

Edgestitch foot (optional)

Cut It

From fabric A, cut three 4 1/2" squares.

Cut fabrics B and C into strips measuring 3"x the fabric width.

Sew It

Fold one raw edge of each square 1/2" toward the wrong side; press.

With wrong sides together, insert one fabric-B strip long edge into one fold. 

Stitch 1/2" from the fold through all layers. Don't worry if the raw edge isn't caught in the stitching. Press to set the stitches.

With right sides up, open the seam and press the seam allowance toward the raw edge, so it's concealed under the fold.

Edgestitch fabric A along the fold. Trim the fabric-B strip even with the fabric-A square.

Fold the pieced rectangle edge counter-clockwise from the first seam toward the wrong side.

With wrong sides together, insert one fabric-B strip into the fold. Repeat to stitch and trim the strip per the previous instructions.

Fold the edge counter-clockwise from the previous seam toward the wrong side.

With wrong sides together, insert one fabric-C strip into the fold. Repeat to stitch and trim the strip per the previous instructions.

Continue stitching counter-clockwise, using the fabric-C and fabric-B strips in sets of two, until there are three rows of strips around the central square. Repeat to create two additional blocks.

Square up the blocks so they're uniform in size. Arrange them to form a pleasing design. Designate one block as the center.

Fold the central-block seamlines 1/2" toward the wrong side.

With wrong sides together, insert one block into the fold. Stitch 1/2" from the fold through all layers; press.

With right sides up, open the sewn blocks and press the seam toward the outer square to conceal the raw edge. Edgestitch along the fold to secure the seam.

Repeat to stitch the remaining block to the opposite center-block edge.

Double-fold the raw edges 1/4" toward the wrong side; press. Edgestitch the first fold.

Stay tuned for more information on silk!

 

Katrina Walker

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