Create a striking table runner and nine-patch quilt with dazzling dimension! Expert quilter Karen Combs will help you harness color, value and texture to create the illusion of depth, starting with her must-have fabric selection tips. You'll learn to use templates or a standard ruler to cut accurate 60-degree diamonds, and follow along with Karen to achieve precisely pieced 3-D cubes for your runner. Then, learn foolproof methods for perfectly aligning rows and conquering tricky Y-seams as you complete your nine-patch project. Along the way, Karen reveals inspiring possibilities for border treatments, unique stitching details and customized tumbling-block designs.