A while back I mentioned being fortunate to be chosen to test a pattern for Eileen who is PineRose Designs.
Finally the testers have permission to post photos of their table runners. Check it out!
There is also instructions for the long ends of the runner to come to a point instead of the squared off version I chose to do.
Eileen's patterns are easy to follow. Most importantly there are no miscalculations when it comes to fabric requirements.
I'm currently working on a pattern by another designer. The kit was a Christmas gift from DH a while back. The pattern calls for four WOF (width of fabric) 2" strips. These strips are then to be sub cut into twelve 14 1/2" lengths.
The quilt store that made up the kits put in 8" strip of the fabric to used in this step. You can cut four 2 strips out of that with no problem.
The problem is when you sub cut those strips. Lets see. 14 1/2" plus another 14 1/2" is 29". A width of fabric is 40" to 42" normally. Depending on manufacturer. 40" minus 29" leaves you with 11". Just how is one to cut yet another 14 1/2" piece in order to get the three sub cuts from each 40" strip required for the pattern?
No one can blame the quilt shop. They included the fabric requirements listed in the pattern. Naturally I didn't start making this kit when the quilt shop might have had more of the fabric. My solution?
These strips were to be used as sashing to join and go around four 14 1/2" squares. I used the 2" strips to join the four squares. Then four more strips for the top and bottom. On the sides there are 1" strips. The thinking is that the eyes go to the centre of the quilt and next to the top and bottom. I'm hoping that the narrow strips on the sides will not stand out like a sore thumb.
After working with this designer's pattern I think one can see why I appreciate PineRose Designs. There is never this problem with Eileens patterns!