through all the directions first before you begin.
Gather plenty of different cranberry and
homespun fabrics. (I use homespun and calico fabrics, but homespun
"rags" the best.)
||Cut twelve 6" squares of quilt batting,
twelve 8" squares of green fabric, and twelve 8" squares of cranberry
||Sandwich one quilt batting
square in between two red squares with pretty sides out.
||Place two pins in the
middle of the square.
Do this to all sets of squares.
You should have twelve sets of squares pinned at this point.
||Now you are
going to stitch an "X" on each square through all three
layers. (Unlike most
other quilts where the quilt top is sewn first and then the three layers
are quilted to form a quilt, raggedy quilts are quilted as they are being made.)
To sew an "X" through the three layers,
straight stitch each square of 3 layers caddy-corner as shown in this
photo. Do not back tack at the corners when you start and finish.
Do this to all of your 12 squares.
have one caddy-corner line sewn on each square, stitch the other side from one corner to the other. This forms
an "X" as shown in the photo. Do this to all 12 sets of squares.
||Arrange the squares the
way you would like them to look on your table runner.
going to sew one row together first, then the other.
Start with the top row. Pin the
first two squares together on the side seam as shown. Stitch down the side using a 1" seam
allowance. Continue this process until you
have sewn all 6 together for your top row.
bottom row in the same manner. This is what your two sewn rows
should look like when done.
||To sew the two rows together
pin them pretty sides together matching
seams. Sew down the long seam with a 1" seam allowance.
what your runner should look like when the two rows are sewn together.
Stitch a 1" seam allowance around
the whole outside of the runner. This helps hold it in while you cut slits and wash and dry
||To get the
"ragged" look cut slits in seam allowances.
Begin cutting slits on EVERY seam
Lots and Lots of cutting...
Just keep cutting those slits...
Yes, I know...more cutting...
The smaller the slits, the more
"raggedy" your table runner will look!!!
all the slits are cut, wash your raggedy table runner in
COLD/COLD, and then dry it in the dryer. Shake it out!!!
Your country Christmas
Raggedy Quilted Runner is finished.
If you want it more "ragged" wash and dry