Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge Announced

2019 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge Hosted by Nancy Zieman Productions

Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge Announced

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2019 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge Hosted by Nancy Zieman Productions

The Nancy Zieman Productions Team is excited to announce the 2019 Table Runner Sewing Challenge, taking place October 1–29, 2019! You’re invited to join the 2019 NZP Table Runner Sewing Challenge by stitching a table runner and showcasing your sewing and quilting talents. Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting, or machine embroidery techniques, and must be a size that fits on a kitchen or dining table—use your imagination! Enter one table runner that has been sewn within the last year and has not been entered into a previous Nancy Zieman Productions Table Runner Sewing Challenge. All challenge details are listed near the bottom of this posting. You could win a prize from one of our generous 2019 Table Runner Sewing Challenge Sponsors!

2019 Table Runner Sewing Challenge hosted by Nancy Zieman Productions

Join the 2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge!

Choose any design ideas, including the FREE! Table Runner Sewing Tutorial (below), or choose one of our Classic NZP Table Runner Sewing Tutorials for inspiration, then enter the Fall 2019 Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Deadline to enter is October 22, 2019.

2019 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge Hosted by Nancy Zieman Productions

FREE! Afternoon Picnic Table Runner Tutorial!

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1 Fall Table RunnerFinished Size Approximately 12-1/2″ x 36-1/2″

This NEW! Puzzling parallelogram Patchwork Table Runner, by The Nancy Zieman Productions Team, goes together in an afternoon of sewing and features twelve 6″ modified 1/4-square triangle quilt blocks—all made from just three fat quarters, and a fourth fat quarter for binding. This design looks complicated, but is truly easy to make and is a great project for beginning quilters.

 Supplies

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Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal(light), Afternoon Picnic Black Gingham(medium) & Afternoon Picnic Black Main(dark)

Afternoon Picnic Fabric Blue Tonal by Nancy Zieman for Riley Blake Designs

Create 12 Modified 1/4-Square Triangle Units

Make this easy table runner top with a dozen super-quick Modified Quarter-Square Triangle Blocks using the speediest, most accurate, no-math, “Nancy Zieman” way. Make all 12 blocks from just three fat quarters!

Each block is a 6-1/2″ (6″ when sewn into table runner).

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Cut Fabrics

1. Cut crosswise fabric strips.

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2. Cut squares.

Subcut strips into squares—also known as block sets.

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Construct The Units

All seam allowances are scant 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.

The step-by-step photos illustrate construction of block pairs.


Half-Square Triangle Units (HSTs)

1. Create three 1/2-square triangle blocks.

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Note From Team Nancy

 

 

Mark block sets using a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge and fabric marking pen. The left side of the gauge is designated to create 1/2-square triangle blocks. Depress button on sliding portion of the gauge and move to size of the desired 1/2-square triangle.

No-Hassle Triangles Gauge by Nancy Zieman for Clover

Place No-Hassle Triangles Gauge on block set, corner to corner. Match corner marks of gauge with corner of block sets. Mark fabric through center of gauge with fabric marking pen.

No-Hassle Triangles Gauge by Nancy Zieman for Clover

2. Stitch blocks.

  • Attach Patchwork Foot to sewing machine (optional).
  • Set machine for straight stitch 2.0–2.5 mm.
  • Align foot along one side of center mark; stitch. Do not cut the thread.
  • “Kiss” the next block set to the stitched block, and chain stitch from one block to the other.
  • Rotate blocks 180 degrees, and stitch the second side of the blocks.
  • Continue chain stitching until all three block units have been stitched.

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  • Cut the blocks apart along center markings with rotary cutter, ruler and mat.
  • Clip threads between chain stitched blocks.

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Create Modified 1/4-square Blocks

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No-Hassle Triangles Gauge by Nancy Zieman for Clover
  • Stitch squares.
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Note From Team Nancy The advantage of using the No-Hassle Triangle Gauge is accuracy. It’s easy to double-check that the block set fits within the confines of the gauge. If the block set extends beyond or is shorter, trim or cut another block.
  • Using a rotary cutter, ruler and mat, cut squares into modified 1/4-triangles.
  • Clip threads between chain stitched blocks.
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3. Lay out blocks into desired table runner quilt pattern. Team NZP had fun rotating the 12 Modified 1/4-Square Triangle Units, and we enjoyed discovering fun table runner design options!

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4. Team NZP selected the fourth layout option (above) and we named our design, Puzzling Parallelogram Patchwork!

Assemble and Finish Table Runner

  • Lay out blocks into desired table runner quilt pattern.

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  • Place blocks from top row on blocks from bottom row, right sides together, creating six sets. Chain stitch from one block set to the next. Clip threads between. Press seams in opposite directions.

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  • Place block sets from left to right first column on to second column, right sides together, making creating three sets. Chain stitch from one set to the next. Clip threads between. Press seams to open or to one side.

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  • Place block sets from left to right first set on to middle set, right sides together. Stitch. Press seams to open or to one side.

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  • Place block from right on to middle set right sides together. Stitch. Press seams to open or to one side.

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Cut the Backing

  • Cut the backing piece approximately 13-1/2″ x 38-1/2″ (or larger).
  • Layer the quilt backing (wrong side up), the Pellon Fleece Batting, and the table runner quilt top(right side up)—to create a quilt sandwich. Pin layers together with safety pins.
  • Machine quilt the table runner layers together with straight line machine quilting using The Ultimate Quilt ‘n Stitch Presser Foot by Nancy Zieman Productions for Clover.
The Ultimate Quilt ‘n Stitch Presser Foot by Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC for Clover.

How To Bind Quilts

The Best of Sewing With Nancy TV Show hosted by Nancy Zieman

For more quilting inspiration for 1/2-square and 1/4-square triangles, watch No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks (Part One and Part Two) on The Best of Sewing With Nancy online.

 

No Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks as Seen on Sewing With Nancy

 

Over $700 in prizes! Thank you to our generous 2019 Fall Table Runner Challenge Sponsors!

 Clover

  •  Clover-USA: Iron Finger, Point 2 Point Turner, Hot Hemmer, Hold it Precision Stiletto, Hot Ruler, Roll & Press, Wonder Clips (10pc/Asst) and Bordeaux Ultimate Scissors 130. A $154 value

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  •  Riley Blake Designs: 10″ Stacker—Painter’s Pallet by Joy Studio, 2 x 5″ Stackers—In the Meadow by Keera Job, Riley Blake Designs Spray Mister Bottle, 9.5″ Cute Cuts Trim It Ruler by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet, 1 Pack Lauren Nash Washi Tape, 4″ Magnetic Pin Bowl by Pleasant Home. A $110 value

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  • June Tailor: Quilt As You Go Wine Totes—3 pack, Quilt As You Go Pillow Cover—3 pack, Quilt As You Go Tree Skirt—one pack, Quilt As You Go Placemat—Venice Pattern,  Quilt As You Go Table Runner—Venice Pattern and Starch Savvy, 16 ounce trigger. An $80 value
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  • Stitch it! Sisters: NEW! Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging/Table Runner Bundle Box. Including: NEW! Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging/Table Runner Pattern, Riley Blake Cotton Fabrics and Clover’s Ultimate Quilt ’n Stitch Presser Foot by Nancy Zieman.  A $62 value
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2019 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge Hosted by Nancy Zieman Productions

Enter the Nancy Zieman Productions Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge today!

  • Join the 2019 NZP Table Runner Sewing Challenge by stitching a table runner and showcasing your sewing and quilting talents. Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting, or machine embroidery techniques, and must be a size that fits on a kitchen or dining table—use your imagination! 
  • Enter one table runner that has been sewn within the last year and has not been entered into a previous Nancy Zieman Productions Table Runner Sewing Challenge.
  • How to enter: Send one high-resolution image of your table runner to [email protected] by 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Include your full name, hometown, and a sentence or two about your table runner.
  • All table runner entries will be judged, and winning quilts will receive a prize from our generous sponsors! Explore the full list of prizes, totaling over $700 (see above).
  • Winners will be announced, here at the NZP Blog, on October 29, 2019.

 

Share your progress on social media throughout the challenge by using #NZPTableRunner2019! The NZP Team will post winning entries on October 29—right here at the NZP Blog. Be sure to sign up for enews updates from the NZP Team.

Nancy Zieman Productions Giveaway!

For a chance to be the random winner of a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge by Nancy Zieman Productions for Clover, please leave a comment sharing your thoughts and interest in joining the 2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Table Runner Sewing Challenge!

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Nancy Zieman Productions I Sew For Fun Kids' Sewing Challenge Badge 2019

All youth, age 15 and under, are invited to participate in the NEW! 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge! Enter the challenge by purchasing the Official 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit, at the NEW! NZP Shop. Quantities are limited! Find challenge details in the September 24 NZP Blog Posting.

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Happy Quilting,

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32 Comments

  • L H
    October 1, 2019

    I have never seen a table runner with that design. It is so unique.

    I can definitely see how the triangle guage would be so very useful in that project. In fact I don’t think I’d make it without one.

  • Mary
    October 1, 2019

    I just finished a table runner for a friend, so I will enter that!
    Your table runner design is a fun one, I think I will try.

  • Nancy Lewis
    October 1, 2019

    I love table runners, and change them with the seasons. I will check through mine and enter one.

  • Carolyn T
    October 1, 2019

    This challenge will be fun to watch. My inspiration and ambition are fueled by yours!

  • Susan
    October 1, 2019

    Table runners are a great to decorate for a given season. I have made some for coffee tables in my home and really appreciate the the seasonal celebratory nature of them.

  • beth d.
    October 1, 2019

    I can make a table runner with the triangle gauge or one of my own designs. I will definitely join in.

  • Teri
    October 1, 2019

    I am excited to see the table runner entries. I won’t be able to make one this time.

  • Clovis
    October 1, 2019

    I will be joining in.

  • JoMarie
    October 1, 2019

    I would like to enter.

  • Marilyn
    October 1, 2019

    I like making table runners as they are easier to finish than a bigger project. Hope to enter the challenge.

  • Shirley Clark
    October 1, 2019

    I love table runners, and I keep a file on Pinterest. It will be great to see even more inspiration!

  • Sarah
    October 1, 2019

    Love the design for the table runner. Will be a good one to do! Love making table runners.

  • Anita P.
    October 1, 2019

    Too busy with other projects to add one more right now, but am looking forward to being inspired by the entries. Good Luck, Everybody!

  • Alisa
    October 1, 2019

    This is exciting! I just completed my fall table runner! Actually, I made 4.
    My 3 sisters live near each other while I am mile apart. They get together once a month and do a craft or something special. I felt left out and miss them, so I came up with a plan to do something together. I put 4 table runner panels together and cut out fall shapes adding steam a seam to the backs. I then sent them to my sister and had them design their runners with the applique designs. they sent them back and I appliqued their designs, quilted and sewed the binding to the front. one day this month, I will get down to visit, sit and have tea while we sew the binding to the backs and catch up! I’ll send photos of the completed runners!

  • Barb K
    October 1, 2019

    I entered a table runner last year and will try it again–was fun to see all the different styles!

  • Hannah W
    October 1, 2019

    Well, if it wasn’t for a few prizes drawn at random I don’t think I would enter as my sewing is not exactly blue ribbon:) But it sounds fun and I’ll put table runner on my to sew list.

  • Bonnye
    October 1, 2019

    I love to make table runners. I will be unable to participate this year due to a temporary health problem.

  • Liz O
    October 1, 2019

    What a fun challenge, thanks for the tutorial and the opportunity to play along,

  • Marilyn Schroeder
    October 2, 2019

    I was so excited to win a table runner pattern book from a previous challenge I use it to make my new challenge table runner.

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  • Gale
    October 6, 2019

    I did not realize at first this would be a judged challenge, but I am almost done so I might as well enter anyway. At least there are some random prizes. Next year I will be ready!

  • Gale
    October 6, 2019

    I just happen to have a table runner almost done, just sewing the binding so I might as well send it in for a chance at the random prizes…

  • Gale
    October 6, 2019

    I have a table runner almost done so I might as well send it in. Wish I could remember where the pattern came from though…

  • Marie
    October 6, 2019

    Table runners are such fun to make! Projects that can be completed in a day or two give a very satisfying sense of accomplishment. And, how fun to make something season-appropriate! I’m going to join in for sure!

  • Suzy C
    October 7, 2019

    My most favorite projects to make are table runners. The ideas of colors and styles are endless. I think what I enjoy the most is seeing the creative works of others.

  • Suzy C
    October 7, 2019

    My all time favorite projects to make are table runners. One can never run out of ideas using different colors and patterns. But I think the most enjoyable part each year is to admire the creative works of others.

  • Rhonda Morrison
    October 12, 2019

    I am starting a little late but I am gonna enter this year. Can’t wait to see everyone’s beautiful runners. Thank you for this fun activity and good luck all.

  • Jo Hunt
    October 12, 2019

    I like making table runners and mugrugs. I like to see everyones ideas. I mainly do one of a kind and I get my ideas from many sources,quilt books, coloring books, Pinterest, etc.

  • Sanda
    October 12, 2019

    I love sewing table runners as they sew fast and I can try different techniques and use all may favorite fabrics. And they are always such a nice gift to give.

  • Jenny Naylor
    October 12, 2019

    I have Only made a couple of table runners and I have really enjoyed making smaller quilting items. There’s more satisfaction in a completed item in a short time. I would love to try the gadget for making HST and especially HSR.

  • Sharon Kratochvil
    October 17, 2019

    I would love to try the triangle gauge. I really enjoyed this challenge and look forward to doing more. This one was for my Mom. Thanks NZP

  • Karen Liles
    October 8, 2020

    The measurement tool looks incredibly helpful. I sew a lot of things but never a table runner or any piecing projects.. I’d love to make one and the tool and tutorial would help me achieve the best results.

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