About the Table RunnerThis festive table runner measures approximately 14-1/4" x 42-1/2" before borders are added. It was sewn in the colors of Christmas, but simply change the fabrics to make a table runner that works for any season or event.
The table runner pattern was originally written as somewhat of a mystery quilt pattern -- with instructions released over a few weeks, so you'll notice that more is revealed as you click through the pages (which are all visible now). Make it as a mystery, or peek ahead to see the entire table runner.
Table Runner FabricsChoose five fabrics for your table runner. Use the descriptions to see my choices for each position if you like.
A light, smallish scale print - bottom fabric: 1/3 yard
- Cut twenty-four 3-3/8" squares from 3-3/8" strips cut across the crosswise grain. If your fabric is wide enough you'll only need two strips.
A dark, smallish scale print - second from bottom: 1/3 yard
- Cut twenty-four 3-3/8" squares
A fabric that's larger in scale and contrasts with the first two - third from bottom: 5/8 yard
- Cut one 10 7/8" square, then cut it in half once diagonally
- Cut one 8 3/8" square, then cut it in half twice diagonally
- Cut two 8" squares, then cut each in half once diagonally
- Last, cut two 5-1/2" squares
A narrow border print - fourth from bottom: 1-1/2 yards - less if you don't mind piecing for length; buy 1-3/4 yard for position flexibility with no piecing. We'll cut it later.
A larger scale print that works well with all other fabrics - top fabric: 3/4 yard. We'll cut it later.
Backing: 1 yard of any print that looks great with your tablerunner; 1-3/4 yard if you do not want to piece the backing
Batting: 1 yard flannel; 1-3/4 yard if you do not want to piece the batting
Binding: approximately 180 running inches of doublefold binding - cut strips 1-3/4" wide across the crosswide grain; binding strip instructions
Quilt Making Techniques Used to Make the Table Runner
- Rotary Cutting Patchwork Shapes
- Rotary Cutting Long Strips of Fabric
- Learn String Piecing
- Sewing a Quarter Inch Seam
- Accurate Pressing
- Quick Pieced Half Square Triangle Units