One of Our Favorite Table Runner Sewing Tutorials – Dresden Columns

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One of Our Favorite Table Runner Sewing Tutorials – Dresden Columns

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Team NZP is working on an exciting new season of Stitch it! Sisters – coming soon! In the meantime, we’ve voted for our favorite projects from Season One. Learn how easy it is to sew one of our favorite Table Runners! Stitch this quick column quilt with a modern twist with our Exclusive Dresden Columns Table Runner Sewing Tutorial. Crosswise fabric strips, Dresden wedges, and a few fabric squares make this an easy piecing project–even for beginners! The 23″ x 39″ quilt size is ideal for display on a table, or on a wall, you decide!

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 102: Dresden Columns Table Runner

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 102: Dresden Columns Table Runner video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share step-by-step fabric cutting and sewing techniques for making NZP’s NEW! Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Project.

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Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Sewing Tutorial

Approximate finished size: 23″ x 39″

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Create Column Strips

 

JT445_01 Quilter’s Starch Savvy available at shopnzp.com

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Pre-shrink fabrics by steaming and pressing, and steaming and pressing a second time, and then spray press and starch fabric with June Tailor’s Quilter’s Starch Savvy — press and starch, press and starch.

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All seam allowances are scant 1/4″ unless otherwise stated. Read all instructions prior to beginning project.

 

Cut Column Strips

  • Bottlegreen Cotton Shades: Cut one 6-1/4″ crosswise strip, cut five 2-1/2″ crosswise strips, cut three 2-1/2″ squares.

The following illustrations show 42″ wide fabrics.

 

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Cobalt Cotton Shades: Cut one 6-1/4″ crosswise strip, cut two 2-1/2″ crosswise strips, subcut one 2-1/2″ square from end of 6-1/4″ one crosswise strip.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

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If using fat quarters for the column fabric strips, cut double crosswise fabric strips to create 40/41″ column strips. Place strips right sides together, in pairs. Pin at one short edge. Stitch. Press seams to one side.

  • Fuschia Cotton Shades: Cut three 1-1/2″ crosswise strips, cut one 2-1/2″ square.
  • Reserve remaining Fuschia Cotton Shades fabric for binding.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Cut Dresden Column Wedges and Squares

  • Stack three fabrics: D-Teal Cotton Shades, E-Burgundy Cotton Shades and F-Grape Cotton Shades.
  • Cut one 6-1/4″ crosswise strip from each fabric.
  • Subcut one 2-1/2″ square from end of each of the three crosswise fabric strips.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Make the Dresden Wedges

  • Stack random pairs of the 6-1/4″ crosswise fabric strips; A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades, B-Cobalt Cotton Shades, D-Teal Cotton Shades, E-Burgundy Cotton Shades and F-Grape Cotton Shades.

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  • Trace Dresden wedge template (page 6 of the pattern) on paper. Cut out paper template.
  • With fabric marking pen, trace Dresden wedge template on crosswise fabric strip pairs, rotating template 180º as needed to trace six Dresden wedges from each fabric.

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

  • Using a rotary cutter and ruler, cut six Dresden wedges from each of the five fabrics, cutting on traced lines.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

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To make the following step easier, randomly place the Dresden Wedges within the column. The illustrations depict the featured Table Runner but you are welcome to personalize the design.

Prepare Dresden Wedge Column for Quilt

 

  • Lay out, assemble and stitch the Dresden wedges according to diagram for the column.
  • Alternate Dresden shape to create a parallelogram shaped column.

 

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Stitch Dresden wedges together in pairs.

  • Align the right sides and edges of the Dresden wedges, creating a slight V shape.
  • Pin.
Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial
  • Align the edge of the sewing machine’s presser foot with the edge of the fabric. Stitch the seam. The first and last stitches should land at the V shapes created by the overlapping seam allowances.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Press seams open.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

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To set seams, press with a steam iron. After pressing, place a Tailor’s Clapper over the pressed area and apply even pressure.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Continue adding Dresden wedges until column is complete.

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

  • Using a rotary cutter and ruler, trim column length to 39″.
Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

 

 

Prepare Floating Squares Column for Quilt

  • Subcut one 2-1/2″ crosswise fabric strip A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades into: One 2-1/2″ x 20″ and one 2-1/2″ x 7″

Create Subsets:

  • Place Fabric A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades 20″ strip to Fabric E-Burgundy Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square, right sides together.
  • Pin at one short end.
  • Place Fabric A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades 7″ strip to Fabric B-Cobalt Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square, right sides together.
  • Pin at one short end.
  • Place one Fabric A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square to Fabric C-Fuchsia Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square, right sides together.
  • Pin.
  • Place one Fabric A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square to Fabric F-Grape Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square, right sides together.
  • Pin.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Stitch subsets:

  • Stitch one short edge, of each subset pair.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

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Kiss one subset pair to the other and chain stitch from one subset pair to the next. Clip threads between subset pairs.


Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Press seams to darker fabric.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

 

  • Following diagram, place four subsets, and one remaining Fabric A-Bottlegreen Cotton Shades 2-1/2″ square, end to end to create column.

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

  • Place subsets right sides together, in pairs, pin.
  • Stitch the short edges.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Press seams toward dark fabric.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

Arrange and Join Columns for the Quilt

  • Using the diagram, join Columns 1–11 to finish piecing the table runner top.
  • Trim each column strip to 39″ in length.

Free! S!S 102 Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Tutorial

  • Place column strips right sides together, in pairs. Pin.
  • Stitch.

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

  • Press seams flat, then to one side.

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Layer, Quilt, and Bind

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

 

Dresden Columns Table Runner Tutorial

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10 Comments

  • Mary Silverman
    October 31, 2020

    I would like to see a lesson on simple landscape sewing.

  • Barbara Kaup
    October 31, 2020

    A quilt pattern based on a pre-cut, such as ten in. squares or jelly rolls would be fun.

  • Bonnye
    October 31, 2020

    I would like to see the log cabin block and the different ways you can arrange the blocks.

  • BevM
    October 31, 2020

    I would like to see patterns for masculine lap quilts.

  • vivian yatsko
    October 31, 2020

    Do you have a basic tutorial on Christmas stockings? Specifically I would like to see your recommendations of lined versus unlined stockings. I see that will be an upcoming sewing challenge. 😊

  • Dixie OBryan
    October 31, 2020

    Baby quilt patterns would be nice ,

  • Carolyn T
    October 31, 2020

    How about more on sewing basics. Love your pattern fitting tutorial and video, and Nancy’s tips. I’m sure you have hundreds.

  • Pat
    October 31, 2020

    I would love to see more ways to quilt my quilt tops using my standard sewing machine or my embroidery machine.

  • Susan
    November 3, 2020

    For Stitch it! Sisters Season Two!, would like to see applique projects for quilts and table runners along with holiday ornaments.

  • Kitty S.
    November 5, 2020

    I would like to see how to attach various edgings and ruffles to throw pillows that you make.

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