Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Double Dutch Table Runner

double dutch tablerunner

Photo from Vintage Quilt Revival

Introducing the Double Dutch Table Runner, made from the Double Windmill block, found in Vintage Quilt Revival

Coral Double Windmill Block

This is a fun one because you get to both paper piece and sew with partial seams. If you have never sewn partial seams before, there is a well illustrated section in the book that should be all you need to get started.

New Color Approaches

It is found in the New Color Approaches section of the book, and I talk about highlighting a single block in a quilt, and changing up both the colors and/or the quilting to make it shine.

Double Windmill Details

I had hoped to sew this up in true reds and greens for my table this Christmas, and I still might be able to pull it off.  Next year!

Double Windmill Block

A tip when paper piecing–cut out a single block’s worth of fabric to make sure you are comfortable with the cut sizes and your fabric choices. I thought the navy pindot would look great with this block, but once I got it sewn together, I realized I didn’t like it. I am so glad I didn’t cut out a whole quilt’s worth of navy triangles.

paper piecing

It is also helpful to mark your paper pieces with the correct color. It takes the thinking right out of the equation, and you can just enjoy sewing the block together.

Note: There are a few errors that were introduced into this block post-testing. You can find the corrections, and any other errata for the book, at the book’s website,

Happy sewing!

Vintage Quilt Revival is available in my shop and it is also now shipping from Lee, Faith, Fat Quarter Shop, Barnes and Noble, the Intrepid Thread and elsewhere…hopefully it will ship from Amazon Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Seaside Quilt soon.

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  1. Posted December 18, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    This runner is gorgeous!

  2. Posted December 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    I love these posts! I have ordered my copy of vintage quilt, and I cant wait for it to come in the mail!!
    I can see it is definitely going to be my go-to book for quilting!

  3. Posted December 19, 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Beautiful runner! Thought you might like to know that I got my “ship confirmation” for Vintage Quilt Revival from on Monday…the book is on it’s way, and I can’t wait to receive it! Good news for everyone who ordered it from Amazon.

  4. Posted December 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Greta tips. Paper piecing can be so tricky.

  5. Jamie
    Posted December 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    My book shipped today from amazon!

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