Batik Strip Table Runner
I wanted to show you the batik strip table runner that I made for my daughter. She is like me and loves batiks and picked out these colors……last year. I did make one table runner for her last year that goes on a table in the living room. I think this one will work on her dining room table.
This is the same fabrics I used in the mug rug I showed you yesterday.
Table runner is 16″ x 30″
It is made from 2 1/2 inch strips and the QAYG (quilt as you go) method. Cut your strips a little longer than you need – maybe 17 inches.
I cut the backing and batting a little bigger than I wanted for my runner as everything tends to shrink as you quilt. Start in the center, lay the first strip right side up (with batiks you don’t have to usually worry about this) – lay the 2nd strip right side down on top and stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance. When you finish just finger press the seam and continue adding strips to both sides.
I usually change directions every other time so I am not sewing all of my seams in the same direction. When you have all of the batik strips added, just trim and add your binding. I love how fast it is to make a table runner like this!
I have enough fabric left to either make some place-mats or a small quilt to lay over the couch. Her birthday isn’t until December so I have plenty of time to make up my mind.
We have rain again today but it is in the 60s. Tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful so I think we will take a little road trip.
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