Cut 40 pieces 5 inches X 1.25 inches. It is not critical for all the strips to be the same width and variations of width will make your runner much more interesting! I used scraps of Verna leftover from a jelly roll.
Arrange the strips in the order that you would like them to appear. Sew them side to side as shown.
Continue sewing a strip of the 40 pieces approximately 5 inches X 31 inches. This becomes your center. Again the length of your center strip will vary depending on the width of your scrap strips.
Measure your center strip to determine the length of your border.
Cut 2 border fabrics 2.5 inches X approxiamately 31 inches /or your measurement.
Sew borders to the long sides.
Your runner will measure about 9.5″ X 31″. Layer, quilt and bind.
I quilted my runner with a 1/4 inch width of plain straight stitch.
I was trying a technique to create a more modern look. I also machine stitched my entire binding. Having done the entire piece by machine allowed me to create this in about 3 hours. The quilting took THE most time. I had no idea that straight stitching could take so long. The effect was worth it to me.
Change your center strips to a different fabric line or use your Moda scrap bags/boxes and mix lines! Here are some ideas: Fresh Cotton, Frolic, Make Life, and Botany.
Use a grey,green or black solid to create a totally different look.
Roll it up and place it in a basket as part of a housewarming gift!