sunshine serenade tutorial + giveaway

sunshine serenade
Hello Wednesday!
today I have another fun treat in store…
a free tutorial for this runner
sunshine serenade
AND a fat quarter bundle to giveaway – wahooo!
let’s get started….
sunshine serenade
The design idea behind this runner was to use most of the fabrics in this line. I cut a strip from each fabric and then sub-cut into squares. It is a fun runner to design and sew together. One variation would be to add borders or to add some solid squares for a different look.

Variety of 3.5 inch squares from Sunshine Serenade
At least 16 different prints and at least 5 squares from each print
Β½ yard for binding
Β½ yard for backing
14 x 42 piece of batting

Finished runner is about 12.5 x 39.5

Seam allowance ΒΌ inch
This pattern is for the Confident Beginner
Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.
WOF stands for Width of Fabric
sunshine serenade
I began by cutting a 3.5 inch WOF strip from the prints in Sunshine Serenade. Then sub-cut into 3.5 inch squares. Five squares of the same print are needed for each cross. The additional squares will be used as filler.
sunshine serenade
I began by laying out squares in a cross pattern and then interlocking the next print. I filled with other squares to make the runner be four squares wide by thirteen down.
Once you have a pleasing arrangement, begin sewing the squares into rows and then the rows together until the top is sewn together.
*pressing tip* I press after each row is sewn together, pressing all one direction and then alternating the next row, so when sewing the rows together, the seams interlock for precise piecing.
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Here is my completed top, ready to begin quilting it.
sunshine serenade
I chose to quilt this runner using wavy lines.
sunshine serenade
For binding, I sewed three 2.5 inch WOF strips together of the dark pink print in this line. Hand sew or machine sew the binding down, whatever is your personal preference.
sunshine serenade
I hope that you have enjoyed this project!
if you would like a PDF, leave me a comment or email me –
sunshine serenade
now for the fun….
leave me a comment to be entered in the drawing for this fat quarter bundle of Sunshine Serenade….
I will draw a winner Friday, January 30, in the morning….
click here to read a wonderful post Melissa wrote regarding this line….
Happy Sewing!

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43 Responses to sunshine serenade tutorial + giveaway

  1. Michele Timms January 28, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    Such a pretty collection!! Your runner is so pretty and I love Melissa’s post – the kids are so sweet!! Thanks for the chance!

  2. alisonj3 January 28, 2015 at 10:25 am #

    Even though I am a garment sewer, I just may be able to do this, Brooke! Yay, me!

  3. Sarah J January 28, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    So pretty! Love the + arrangement. This is just the right line to sew in the winter – I usually need a colorful boost when it’s 8 degrees outside!

  4. Quilting Tangent January 28, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    Pretty collection of fabric.

  5. Lynne Tilley January 28, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

    These fabrics look like watercolors. Love them. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  6. Sandy K January 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    Your table runner is perfect for spring. Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. Nicole Sender January 28, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

    I love the cross pattern! I plan to try it this year. The tutorial is quite helpful!!

  8. Vicki H January 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    I would love the pdf of the tutorial. The fabrics used in the runner are perfect for spring or summer.

  9. Rebecca Rico January 28, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

    Your sewing abilities are amazing!! The final results are beautiful!

  10. Tessa Stewart January 28, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

    Very pretty! Hope I win!!

  11. Jenny January 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

    Another lovely pattern and a great giveaway. Thanks Brooke.

  12. LINDA January 28, 2015 at 4:46 pm #


  13. Lori Morton January 28, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Loooove the Tablerunner! & the Fabrics are AWESOME!!! πŸ™‚

  14. Linda Pawlak January 28, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    beautiful! Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!

  15. JoyceLM January 28, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    Lovely fabrics & lovely table runner. Thanks.

  16. Sandy A in St. Louis January 28, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    Love your runner! I have seen a lot of “plus” quilts, but didn’t really care for them. Your runner is different. I like how they all seem to meld together so well!

  17. Suzie Hurst January 29, 2015 at 12:19 am #

    Melissa makes beautiful fabrics and you made a fantastic table runner from it! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  18. wowilikethat1 January 29, 2015 at 4:41 am #

    Your runner is beautiful. The fabrics are great too. Thanks for a great giveaway. I’ve also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & quilters at Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

  19. Sonja McLane January 29, 2015 at 5:08 am #

    Love the runner and the fabric is gorgeous!!!!!!! Thanks for the chance!!!!!!

  20. Lisa Marie January 29, 2015 at 5:23 am #

    Just lovely! I think the runner would be great for easter and spring.

  21. Janie January 29, 2015 at 7:11 am #

    Your quilt is simply stunning. Love the quilting, and the color combination. Thank you for the giveaway.

  22. amy January 29, 2015 at 9:30 am #

    Lovely table runner! I especially like the movement that is created by your quilting! Thanks for the chance to win these fabrics!

  23. Teresa in Music City January 29, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    Love it! Such a simple yet very effective way to use those adorable fabrics πŸ™‚ I’d love the pdf as well! I’m thinking Christmas presents …..

  24. mumbird3 January 29, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    Lovely fabric – very clear tutorial!

  25. allisonpogany January 29, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    So pretty- I’ve never seen this line before! And I love the table runner.

  26. Odunayo Pearl January 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaways.I love the fabrics and am hoping,praying and wish to win this for my next project. Thanks in advance.

  27. Linda Brown January 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    I love your runner….and I would love to win this bundle

  28. Linda Webster January 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    Great effect with your choice of fabrics from Sunshine Serenade. The runner would look great in my living room! Thanks for the chance to win

  29. Mara January 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    This looks like the sunsets we have here, beautiful fabrics

  30. buntyw January 29, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

    Gorgeous fabrics – thanks Brooke!
    I love your runner!

  31. Sue Schlange January 29, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    I love the color/fabric layout of the squares. Reminds me of puzzle pieces fitting together, albeit easy pieces.

  32. Veronika January 29, 2015 at 6:08 pm #

    This fabric is so beautiful! And you did a fantastic job on that table runner!

  33. Julie January 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

    I love your quilt and really love the colors too:)

  34. Kimberly miller January 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

    I enjoyed your arrangements of the fabric!

  35. Spring January 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm #

    Thank you for the tutorial and the chance to win some of this beautiful fabric!

  36. Sarah January 29, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

    Beautiful, Brooke! I would love to have a copy of a PDF version: I think I’ll make this for my mother-in-law for her birthday in April; she’d love it. I will probably use some of the purple fabric I’ve gotten from you in the past, because that’s her favorite color. And thanks for yet another wonderful giveaway!

  37. Pam S January 29, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

    Your table runner is delightful! I love the way you were able to use all these beautiful fabrics, and the overall effect is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Jessica P. January 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    Your table runner is really cute. It will be perfect for the spring. I love the colors in this bundle.

  39. Chris January 30, 2015 at 12:57 am #

    The fabric is wonderful and I really do like the runner. Can I have the pattern?

  40. Martha Cuthill January 30, 2015 at 9:05 am #

    What a cute and colourful project. I’m thinking of taking up quilting but am worried about my sewing machine handling it. I may have to try this.

  41. Cyndy Knapp January 30, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    This fabric is so pretty. I love the colors. Thank you for sharing with us!

  42. Wendy January 31, 2015 at 4:35 am #

    I love the paler faded colours of these fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. mskhofhinn February 2, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    Such happy fabric, the table runner is a nice way to show it off.

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