Are you thinking about the holidays and wishing you had a beautiful quilted tablerunner? Well keep reading as I have a Christmas Tree Runner tutorial to share with you!
Christmas Tree Runner Tutorial
I have a fast and easy Christmas runner that could still be made before the holidays that can go along with the little mini Christmas tree mug rug I posted yesterday.
The size is 10 x 36 and is made using 2 – 1/2 strips of fabric.
I used 4 different prints for each tree. You are going to make easy half square triangles by cutting your background fabric and tree fabric into 2½ inch x 2½ squares so let’s get started on the half square triangles.
- Cut 2 – 2 ½ x 2½ blocks of each tree fabric and 8 – 2½ x 2½ background fabric
- Place the tree fabric right side up and the background fabric right side down on top of it
- Draw a line diagonally across, this will be your stitching line
- Stitch the seam
- Press the seam toward the tree print and trim off the 2 back pieces – this will make one half square triangle block
- Repeat the steps to make one more of each color
Now that you have your half square triangles (HST’s) we are going to add the rest of the pieces. I have marked the sizes on the photo below so you can save this to your computer for easy reference. I used a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Cut the following to complete each tree in the Christmas Tree Runner Tutorial
- Row 1: add 2 – 2½ x 3½ cream rectangles
- Row 2: add 2 – 2½ x 2½ cream squares and add 1 – 2½ x 2½ matching green print square
- Row 3: add 2 – 2½ x 1½ cream squares and add 1 – 2½ x 4½ matching green print rectangle
- Row 4: add 1 – 2½ x 6½ matching green print rectangle
- Row 5: add 2 – 2½ x 4½ cream rectangles and add 1 – 2½ x 2½ brown square for the trunk
I have marked the sizes on the photo so you can save this to your computer for easy reference. I used a 1/4 inch seam.
Here are the tree limbs ready to be sewn into a block.
The completed Christmas tree block is 10½ x 10½ inches square.
Make 3 blocks, I switched the color order on the middle tree.
Cut 2 background cream strips 2½ x 10½ and 4 – 2½ x 2½ squares from the binding fabric – I used a stripe fabric.
Sew the stripe squares to the ends the same way you did the HST’s. Then sew them together. You will need 2 sets of these. Sew them together as shown below.
Sew the sets to both sides of your center block.
Now sew the other trees to the center piece.
I used muslin for the backing and Warm & Natural batting.
My binding was 2½ inch strips.
I did a free-motion stipple quilting on the background.
The runner looks a little funny on my table but that is okay as this is going to my daughter and she has a long buffet in her dining room, I hope she likes it! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and if you have any questions just let me know.
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