Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life. In these uncertain times there is no better reason to bring some of what the butterfly represents into our homes.

WHAT IS A SEW ALONG

We have been doing sew alongs in our Facebook group since late 2017 and our sew along group has now grown to over 33500 members. Of course not all members participate every month and that is fine by us. We don't mind if you just stay and admire the work that is being posted , we love if everyone participates through posting constructive and positive comments on other's work.

Every month we come up with a new design to release for the sew along. We try and make the design as inclusive and appealing to as many members as possible, remembering that not everyone has a top of the range embroidery machine nor might they possess advanced machine embroidery skills.

When the sew along starts, we will release this new Butterfly Table Runner design PLUS a discount code for it.

Everyone makes the design at their own pace and posts a photo of it the group.

Butterfly Block # 1

Important information about the Sew along

Is there a cost to join the sew along ? -

There is no cost to join the sew along other than the purchase price of the sew along design. There will also be a discount code for the sew along design which will be released at the same time as the design.


how much will the butterfly table runner cost?

The regular price on our website https://swpea.com/ will be $13.50 USD

But with the discount code which will be announced at the start of the sew along it will cost $10.00 USD


when does the may sew along start ? -

The sew along will start May 4th ( 9am Brisbane Australia time )


I don't live in australia so i don't know the local time

No worries - this is the link to our countdown clock which you can watch to know when the sew along will start in your part of the world. https://countingdownto.com/?c=2969232


When does the may sew along finish ?

The sew along will finish on May 29th ( 5pm Brisbane Australia time ). We will have a countdown clock for the finish of the sew along published once the sew along starts.

WHAT INSTRUCTIONS WILL I GET WITH THE BUTTERFLY TABLE RUNNER DESIGN?

All our instructions come in English (We also supply German Instructions for our large German customer base). If you do not need instructions in German do not download them. The English instructions are included with the design file download and are listed after the hoop sizes.


WHAT ABOUT A VIDEO?

Yes we will have a video showing a condensed version of the written instructions. The link to the video will be provided at the beginning of the sew along.


WHAT SIZE HOOP CAN I MAKE THE BUTTERFLY TABLE RUNNER IN?

This design will come with the files for 4x4, 5x5, 6x6 and 7x7 hoops


How do I know if the design will work on my embroidery machine ?

All our designs come as a digital download. The designs come in all formats except ART. Bernina's can use EXP. Formats pes, hus, sew, xxx, jef, vp3, vip, mit, dat, dst, exp etc. All formats are included with your purchase.


how do i download the design?

Please read this article on downloading our designs https://swpea.me/2016/08/02/how-to-download-our-designs/


but what if i don't like table runners ?

That is ok :) Different people have different tastes, it would be a boring old world if we all had the same creative processes.

You can use the Butterfly blocks to make anything you like but please remember this is a Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery Designs group so no other designer's work is allowed to be shown in our groups.


how do i win prizes ?

At the beginning of the sew along we will list the prizes and the rules of the competition.


WHERE CAN I FIND THE SUPPLY LIST I NEED FOR THE BUTTERFLY TABLE RUNNER?

The fabric/supplies list is included with the design files you will get when you purchase the Butterfly Table Runner design.

BUT as these are very strange times we are living in and stores aren't open as much and we need to gather supplies in advance to allow for lengthier delivery times etc , we have decided to publish the supply list now so everyone will have an equal opportunity to participate in the May sew along.

There are 3 different butterfly blocks each with different wing markings just like the real ones :)


BLOCK 1

BUTTERFLY BLOCK # 1

4x4 Hoop (10cm x 10cm)

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 1 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 12cm x 16cm (4.5” x 6”) background

Fabric B - 5cm x 6cm (1.5” x 2.5”) back triangle

Fabric C - 5cm x 9cm (1.5” x 3.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 6cm x 10cm (2.5” x 4”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 4cm x 6cm (1.5” x 2.5”) piece 16 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 6cm x 8cm (2.5” x 3”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 4cm x 8cm (1.5” x 3”) piece 26 (see diagram below)

Small piece of fabric for the applique – piece 18, piece 22 and pieces 24 (see diagram below)


5x5 Hoop (13cm x 13cm)

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 1 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 14cm x 15cm (5.5” x 7”) background

Fabric B - 5cm x 9cm (2” x 3.5”) back triangle

Fabric C - 6cm x 12cm (2.5” x 4.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 8cm x 13cm (3” x 5”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 6cm x 8cm (2.5” x 3”) piece 16 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 6cm x 10cm (2.5” x 4”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 5cm x 9cm (2” x 3.5”) piece 26 (see diagram below)

Small piece of fabric for the applique – piece 18, piece 22 and pieces 24 (see diagram below)


6x6 Hoop (16cm x 16cm) and 150mm x 150mm hoop

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 1 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 18cm x 20cm (7” x 8”) background

Fabric B - 5cm x 10cm (2” x 4”) back triangle

Fabric C - 8cm x 14cm (3” x 5.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 9cm x 14cm (3.5” x 5.5”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 9cm x 10cm (3.5” x 4”) piece 16 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 10cm x 13cm (4” x 5”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 5cm x 12cm (2” x 4.5”) piece 26 (see diagram below)

Small piece of fabric for the applique – piece 18, piece 22 and pieces 24 (see diagram below)


7x7 Hoop (18cm x 18cm)

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 1 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 20cm x 23cm (8” x 9”) background

Fabric B - 6cm x 12cm (2.5” x 4.5”) back triangle

Fabric C - 6cm x 14cm (2.5” x 5.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 9cm x 18cm (3.5” x 7”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 9cm x 9cm (3.5” x 3.5”) piece 16 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 9cm x 14cm (3.5” x 5.5”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 6cm x 12cm (2.5” x 4.5”) piece 26 (see diagram below)

Small piece of fabric for the applique – piece 18, piece 22 and pieces 24 (see diagram below)


BUTTERFLY BLOCK # 1

BLOCK 2

BUTTERFLY BLOCK # 2

4x4 Hoop (10cm x 10cm)

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 2 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 12cm x 16cm (4.5” x 6”) background

Fabric B - 5cm x 6cm (1.5” x 2.5”) back triangle

Fabric C - 5cm x 9cm (1.5” x 3.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 6cm x 10cm (2.5” x 4”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 5cm x 6cm (2” x 2.5”) piece 16 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 8cm x 9cm (3” x 3.5”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 4cm x 8cm (1.5” x 3”) piece 26 (see diagram below)

Small pieces of fabric for the applique – piece 18, piece 22 and piece 24 (see diagram below)


5x5 Hoop (13cm x 13cm)

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 2 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 14cm x 15cm (5.5” x 7”) background

Fabric B - 6cm x 9cm (2” x 3.5”) back triangle

Fabric C - 6cm x 10cm (2.5” x 4.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 8cm x 13cm (3” x 5”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 6cm x 8cm (2.5” x 3”) piece 16 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 6cm x 10cm (2.5” x 4”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 5cm x 9cm (2” x 3.5”) piece 26 (see diagram below)

Small pieces of fabric for the applique – piece 18, piece 22 and piece 24 (see diagram below)


6x6 Hoop (16cm x 16cm) and 150mm x 150mm hoop

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 2 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 18cm x 20cm (7” x 8”) background

Fabric B - 5cm x 10cm (2” x 4”) back triangle

Fabric C - 8cm x 14cm (3” x 5.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 9cm x 14cm (3.5” x 5.5”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 9cm x 10cm (3.5” x 4”) piece 16 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 13cm x 14cm (5” x 5.5”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 5cm x 12cm (2” x 4.5”) piece 26 (see diagram below)

Small pieces of fabric for the applique – piece 18, piece 22 and piece 24 (see diagram below)


7x7 Hoop (18cm x 18cm)

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 2 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 20cm x 23cm (8” x 9”) background

Fabric B - 6cm x 12cm (2.5” x 4.5”) back triangle

Fabric C - 6cm x 12cm (2.5” x 5.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 9cm x 18cm (3.5” x 7”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 9cm x 10cm (3.5” x 4”) piece 16 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 10cm x 16cm (4” x 6”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 6cm x 12cm (2.5” x 4.5”) piece 26 (see diagram below)

Small pieces of fabric for the applique – piece 18, piece 22 and piece 24 (see diagram below)


BUTTERFLY BLOCK # 2

BLOCK 3 and the 'rest' of the table runner construction

BUTTERFLY BLOCK # 3

4x4 Hoop (10cm x 10cm)

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 3 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 12cm x 16cm (4.5” x 6”) background

Fabric B - 5cm x 6cm (1.5” x 2.5”) back triangle

Fabric C - 5cm x 9cm (1.5” x 3.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 6cm x 10cm (2.5” x 4”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 6cm x 8cm (2.5” x 3”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 6cm x 6cm (2.5” x 2.5”) piece 22 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 6cm x 9cm (2.5” x 3.5”) piece 24 (see diagram below)

Fabric H - 4cm x 8cm (1.5” x 3”) piece 28 (see diagram below)

Small pieces of fabric for the applique – piece 16, piece 18 and piece 26 (see diagram below)

Batting 1 - 16cm x 16cm (6” x 6”) cut one for each block

REST OF RUNNER/QUILT

Fabric I – 8cm x 66cm (3” x 26”) side borders – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Fabric J –8cm x 48cm (3” x 19”)end borders – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Fabric K - 48cm x 71cm (19” x 28”) backing – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Batting 2 - 8cm x 66cm (3” x 26“) side borders

Batting 3 - 8cm x 48cm (3” x 19”) end borders


5x5 Hoop (13cm x 13cm)

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 3 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 14cm x 15cm (5.5” x 7”) background

Fabric B - 5cm x 9cm (2” x 3.5”) back triangle

Fabric C - 6cm x 12cm (2.5” x 4.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 8cm x 13cm (3” x 5”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 6cm x 9cm (2.5” x 3.5”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 6cm x 9cm (2.5” x 3.5”) piece 22 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 6cm x 10cm (2.5” x 4.5”) piece 24 (see diagram below)

Fabric H - 5cm x 9cm (2” x 3.5”) piece 28 (see diagram below)

Small pieces of fabric for the applique – piece 16, piece 18 and piece 26 (see diagram below)

Batting 1 - 18cm x 18cm (7”x 7”) cut one for each block

REST OF RUNNER/QUILT

Fabric I – 8cm x 81cm (3” x 32”) side borders – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Fabric J – 8cm x 56cm (3” x 22”)end borders – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Fabric K - 56cm x 86cm (22” x 34”) backing – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Batting 2 - 8cm x 81cm (3” x 32“) side borders

Batting 3 - 8cm x 56cm (3” x 22”) end borders


6x6 Hoop (16cm x 16cm) and 150mm x 150mm hoop

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 3 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 18cm x 20cm (7” x 8”) background

Fabric B - 5cm x 10cm (2” x 4”) back triangle

Fabric C - 8cm x 14cm (3” x 5.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 9cm x 14cm (3.5” x 5.5”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 9cm x 13cm (3.5” x 5”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) piece 22 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 10cm x 13cm (4” x 5”) piece 24 (see diagram below)

Fabric H - 5cm x 12cm (2” x 4.5”) piece 28 (see diagram below)

Small pieces of fabric for the applique – piece 16, piece 18 and piece 26 (see diagram below)

Batting 1 - 20cm x 20cm (8”x 8”) cut one for each block

REST OF RUNNER/QUILT

Fabric I – 8cm x 97cm (3” x 38”) side borders – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Fabric J –8cm x 61cm (3” x 24”)end borders – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Fabric K - 66cm x 114cm (26” x 45”) backing – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Batting 2 - 8cm x 97cm (3” x 38”) side borders

Batting 3 - 8cm x 61cm (3” x 24”) end borders


7x7 Hoop (18cm x 18cm)

BUTTERFLY BLOCK 3 AND FLIPPED VERSION

Fabric A - 20cm x 23cm (8” x 9”) background

Fabric B – 6cm x 12cm (2.5” x 4.5”) back triangle

Fabric C - 6cm x 14cm (2.5” x 5.5”) middle triangle

Fabric D – cut 2 x 9cm x 18cm (3.5” x 7”) corner triangles

Fabric E - 10cm x 12cm (4” x 4.5”) piece 20 (see diagram below)

Fabric F - 6cm x 12cm (2.5” x 4.5”) piece 22 (see diagram below)

Fabric G - 8cm x 14cm (3” x 5.5”) piece 24 (see diagram below)

Fabric H - 6cm x 12cm (2.5” x 4.5”) piece 28 (see diagram below)

Small pieces of fabric for the applique – piece 16, piece 18 and piece 26 (see diagram below)

Batting 1 - 23cm x 23cm (9” x 9”) cut one for each block

REST OF RUNNER/QUILT

Fabric I – 8cm x 112cm (3” x 44”) side borders – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Fabric J – 8cm x 71cm (3” x 28”)end borders – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Fabric K - 71cm x 142cm (28” x 46”) backing – cut later (measure your joined blocks first)

Batting 2 - 8cm x 112cm (3” x 44“) side borders

Batting 3 - 8cm x 142cm (3” x 28”) end borders

BUTTERFLY BLOCK # 3

What are the dimensions of the finished 18 block Butterfly Table runner ?

Finished sizes (approx.) using 18 blocks:

4x4 – 41cmW x 66 cmL (16” x 26”)

5x5 – 48cmW x 81cmL (19” x 32”)

6x6 – 56cmW x 101cmL (22” x 40”)

7x7 – 63.5cmW x 117cmL (25” x 46”)


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