AccuQuilt Pinwheel Runner

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I made a new fall runner that looks pretty good with my Longaberger basket of flowers with perfect fall colors.

Fall Table Runner Tutorial basket of flowers

I bought another Accuquilt die, this one is the 3″ finished Half Square Triangle which I am really enjoying.

AccuQuilt GO! Die

Half square triangles ( HST’s) are not my favorite thing to cut but this die makes it fast and easy to cut them. I decided to make a couple of pinwheels.

Cutting the AccuQuilt GO! Die HST
Half Square Triangle blocks

Then I cut the pinwheel into a 5-inch circle and placed it on a square of the same creme fabric. I forgot to take a picture of the circle. I started out with a square of 8.5 inches but trimmed it smaller later.

Creating a circle block

I put a small piece of Warm & Natural batting behind the circle, pinned it, and then did some free motion quilting to attach it to the backing.

Here is a closeup of the stitching……..I really don’t stitch in this direction, I just stopped and turned the piece so you could see the stitching better.

Closeup of free motion stitching

Now I turned it around and showed you the way it is getting stitched.

This is the back after I trimmed the batting, notice I used scraps of batting.

Back Closeup of free motion stitching
Table runner before quilting

At this point, I still wasn’t sure what I was going to make. I had a couple 2.5″ strips of brown so I cut them in half and sewed a 1.25″ strip between 3 blocks and then around them. Then I added a 3.5″ border of my print.

Closeup Table runner before quilting

A closeup of the runner before adding batting, backing and quilting.

Closeup Table runner closeup quilting

I used a 100 percent natural color thread to quilt the blocks and then a charcoal Bottom Line for the floral border. My binding was cut 2.5 inches.
The circles have a double layer of batting and puff up just a little.

Fall Table Runner made with AccuQuilt die

The finished size is 15 x 30.

Fall Table Runner made with AccuQuilt die

Other AccuQuilt posts you might like:

Daisy May Sunflower Pillow

Applique Table Topper Free Pattern

AccuQuilt Block Party and a block tutorial

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  1. Connie, I had never seen anyone turn their pinwheel blocks into circles before – it looks wonderful!

  2. I love your table runner. With Fall just around the corner, this is a good time to start creating. I would love to see more tutorial's with the Accuquilt Go. I'm always looking for new ideas, and inspirations with the Go.
    Keep up the great work!

  3. Kath Garvey says:

    Hi just found your Blog through the Blog hop.
    You have some wonder pattern, and a great blog. Thank you for sharing your work.

  4. I love the pinwheels cut into circles. Great idea!

  5. Wow,absolutely stunning! Love that sunflower fabric you used 🙂 I just adopted a new kitty,named Midas!

  6. Very pretty, Connie! I love the way you cut circles out of your pin wheels. Very creative!!! Whoop whoop!!

  7. That is gorgeous! I really like the dimensional aspect of the circles. Really goes with your basket too!

  8. so sweet:) the circles all puffed up are great!

  9. Very cute table runner! You did such a great job with all of the details. Your fall fabric is gorgeous.

  10. What a cute runner! I'm so inspired! I need to make one for myself now! thanks for coming to link up at my party, have a great weekend!

  11. Great pinwheel runner! I haven't done any circles, but just love this idea. Wonderfully quilted too.

  12. Love your fall tablerunner. I like making smaller items like this. Great idea on the circles. It does make those pinwheels pop! Love those fabrics.

  13. very pretty table runner – great idea – this would look great with red and white peppermint pinwheels for Christmas

  14. Very nice runner , I like how you created this ,great job!

  15. I love your runner. Fall is such a good time for these things. Your flowers look great with it also.

  16. I love your fall runner – very pretty.. Beautiful fall fabric you've used, too.