Orange Peel Table Runner Project
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Thanks for posting the instructions for this project. I saw your project on craftsy.com and followed it to your website. I can’t wait to try this table runner. Even though it looks a bit challenging for me, your instructions with pictures of each step are encouraging! I love your website! Thanks!
Hi, Sharon! It’s so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us! A hug!
The table runner is stunning. Thanks for sharing, is it difficult to make.
You had said you were a beginning quilter, I would definitely wait on attempting the orange peel project until you are a more confident quilter. It is a bit tricky to work with curves, not super hard, but not a block for beginning quilters.
There might be other blocks to try that do not have curves and are great for a beginner. They, of course are no substitute for the Orange Peel block but sort of have the look, sort of. Try these:
Thanks for your nice comments,
The quilts listed above, Friendship Star, Broken Dishes, Rose Bud, Water Wheel, Windmill, Four Square, & Necktie, to try before the “Orange Peel” where can they be found. I listed them just in case my post is NOT right after the same post when it shows up. (Make sense?) Are they patterns of yours? I love everything I see on your site. Really, don’t know where to start first, but my age (80+, but I don’t feel that old) says do smaller projects so hopefully I can complete them before I go on to glory LOL
The names listed above are the names for traditional quilt blocks, not quilts I have done. They are easier alternatives to the Orange Peel block and do not use curves. The blocks listed above have a similar look to the Orange Peel but are easier for a beginner since they use straight lines. Try looking in quilt block books at the library or search those names on-line to see examples of the blocks.
You can try quilterscache.com. There are hundreds of free patterns there and probably all of the above mentioned patterns will be there.
I WAS INTERESTED IN THE ORANGE PEEL TABLE RUNNER BUT CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE INSTRUCTIONS. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG. IT’S A PATTERN THAT I’VE BEEN WANTING TO TRY. THANKS
Ditto I coldn’t download orange peel pattern either???
I cannot download it either” it says the content is too complicated.????
I can’t download it either, it always gets to the same point and then hangs up my computer. Any ideas would be welcome as it is such a lovely runner I would love to have a go at it.
It is easy, you need to have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Use the link (in red) above to get to Adobe and download the latest version for free. You should not have any problems with downloading my PDF after that.
Here is the link to take you back to my site and onto the project page for the Orange Peel table runner. http://www.sharonhollanddesigns.com/?page_id=121
When you are on that page, click the red words Orange Peel table runner PDF then you will get a pop up window prompting you to download the PDF to your computer. Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer as well as the latest version of it. If the pop up box asks what application to use in opening the PDF, choose Adobe Acrobat. Hopefully this works for you, let me know if you still have issues.
Same problem — cannot download the pattern. THanks. Karen
Here is just another thought on downloading the PDF instructions…
I am not a computer expert and there can be variables here but depending upon your individual download speed of your internet service, your computer, and such, the downloading of the PDF might just be slow to show up, give it all some time if you have clicked the red print link Orange Peel table runner PDF. Check your download file, desktop or other areas on your computer where downloaded files are sent, it could be sitting there waiting for you.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you are still having problems after doing these trouble shooting steps.
My grandmother made each of her grandchildren a wedding quilt and packed them away until our weddings. She died before my wedding, but I still had a personal gift from her. It is this orange peel pattern! I asked many experienced quilters and no one knew the pattern. I’m thrilled to know. Thank you!
Wow, I think your comment sums up what quilting is all about! Quilting has always been an art that has been shared. I am so glad that you found this project and love the story behind the deep rooted meaning of this pattern for you.
This project is for the more experienced quilter but with that said, is still one that can be obtained through just a bit of practice. I hope you have the opportunity to make this project some day.
Thank you for this gorgeous pattern! This is just what my table (& scrap basket!) have been waiting for. I’m even going to pin it onto my Pinterest ♥QUILTS board to remind me I’ve downloaded your PDF.
Thank you for making this available, it is really beautiful. I have always wanted to try curves and 2012 is my year to try new things. Craftsy has really encouraged me this year, I am doing their block of the month and now I will try your pattern I let you know how it turns out. Thanks again.
Thank you Sharon for your beauiful pattern. I do have a question. Any suggestions how to keep these blocks square once put together? I have starched like crazy but still have wavy outside borders.
First off, did you make sure (when you cut out your pieces) that the straight of grain for the corner pieces ran paralle to the straight edges of that piece? I made those instructions awhile ago now I had to go back and look. I never marked the straight of grain on that piece. More then likely you were intuitive and cut it out like it was a square.
If I remember right, my blocks looked a tad on the diagonal once pieced but laid flat and when assembled into the runner it still all layed flat.
My guess is you may have over stretched those bias curves too much when piecing. Clip the curves to help bulk if needed. These are relatively small pieces, so this curve is more challenging then a large curve and can be frustrating.
Keep me posted on your progress. Maybe some of the other readers trying this project will have more suggestions to try.
on your orange peel table runner, i got info that the file was danamaged. i wanted it too. i am sorry.
I checked the file and all is well. You may have experienced problems with your download if you do not have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. I have a link to Adobe (right below the table runner picture) for the latest version of the free download. See if that helps, if not, let me know.
I’ve been wanting to try curved piecing & this looks like a great place to start. I’m wondering if a crazy quilts template could be uses by tracing the curved edge, flipping it and matching points for the oval shape?
I truly have no idea, I guess what you are describing is just not clear enough in my mind to give you a yes or no answer to your question. This is a small block, only 4 inches so adding a lot of seams may cause a lot of problems. Hey, the best way for you to know is to try and see if your idea works!
Oops, this reply was supposed to go to Catherine right above….
You will want to try two things here. Make sure you have the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/ for a free updated version. Second, try switching browsers or allowing pop-ups on your current browser. The PDF download initiates with a pop-up window so you will want to be able to see that to get the download. I hope these suggestions work for you.
hi, I like the “Orange Peel” runner but when I saw the “Peppermint Twist” I think that might be a better one for me to try as a very new sewer.
I LOVE THE COLOURS.
Actually, both of those projects are for an intermediate sewer. Depending upon how new a sewer you are, you may want to wait to do both of those for a bit. I wouldn’t want you to get discouraged about quilting. The Peppermint Twist is the easier of the two but that is just relative. The Peppermint Twist has unusual qualities compared to easier patchwork because there are a lot of bias edges and the block construction is not typical. Get a few straight edge projects under your belt before starting something like this, something to work up to. Happy Sewing!
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