Autumn Table Runner Tutorial

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Autumn is my favorite time of year! Decorating with beautiful golds, browns and oranges really makes me think of pumpkins and leaves falling.

I had some batiks that I thought would be perfect for a new autumn table runner and want to share this fast and easy tutorial with you.

Autumn Table Runner tutorial

Autumn Table Runner
12″ x 36″

The Autumn table runner is made for just 3 quilt blocks. Each block will measure 12½-inches square unfinished.

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  • 1/8 yard each of 5 different fall fabrics
  • 1/4 yard light fabric
  • 1/4 yard for binding
  • 1/2 yard backing fabric
  • batting


  • Cut one 2-inch strip from each of 5 different fall fabrics the width of your fabric
  • Cut two – 3½-inch strips of the light fabric the width of your fabric.


Always use a ¼-inch seam allowance.

  • Sew the five 2-inch strips together lengthwise and press to one side
  • Sub-cut into 3½-inch sections – you should get 12 sections
  • Cream 3½-inch strip – sub-cut into the following:
    6 – 3½-inch x 5-inch pieces
    6 – 3½-inch squares
    6 – 3½-inch x 2-inch pieces

Add the cream pieces to the sections as shown below.

Add cream pieces to the rows

After you add the cream pieces, sew the rows together.

Make 3 blocks and then sew them together with all blocks facing the same way for your Autumn table runner.

Sew the rows together


Add your backing and batting, quilt as desired. Sew your binding strips together and then fold lengthwise.

I like to sew my binding to the front of the table runner and then topstitch on the back just a hair past the stitching line. You can also hand-stitch your binding down.

Autumn table runner

We got snow yesterday! It is still October so it didn’t last long. I hope this doesn’t mean we’re going to have a lot of snow this winter. That won’t be fun for moving!

Autumn table runner in the snow

Mr. Mickey wasn’t impressed with the snow and we had fun teasing him with snowballs that he would run after and then couldn’t find. He also had a visit to the vet for his Heartworm checkup and we also started him on a Lyme disease program as we will have woods full of deer and deer ticks.

Mr. Mickey in the snow

I can’t believe the buds that are still on my marigold plants! I want to clean up my flower beds but they still look beautiful.

Snow on the flowers

Have you enjoyed this table runner tutorial? I would love to see yours if you make one. Can you imagine one in greens and reds for Christmas?

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  1. Barbara Smith says:

    Love this pattern. I plan on making it in the future. Love your website.

  2. Weather here in Southern Nevada has just turned quite cold at night. Great comforter weather and great for quilting quick projects. Yours always come to mind. I love your designs and fabric and color choices. The finished product always looks as if it took so much more time than it actually did. Thank you for all the things you share with us.

  3. This is a beautiful table runner. I am going to try and make one.

  4. Marge Campbell Gray says:

    Connie I have a white Maltese dog, 10 years old that I inherited when lady died who owned him. To get to the point I found this on Pinterest:
    Flea Spray: 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup warm water, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda. Mix all together (foams up). I spray on my dog and rub in really good, spray his bed and couch where he likes to sleep.
    OR try this: 2 cups warm water, 2 cups white vinegar, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice. Mix all together, apply same as above. Not sure how it will work on ticks but it works wonders on fleas.

  5. Beautiful Very Colorful..I am A Batik Kind of Gal anyway..So Ya Can’t Go Wrong With Batiks. 🤗

    We have Family in Iowa Cant Get over That Snow Had Arrived..Our Temp have dropped down to 30s overnight. This Weekend down in the 20s…I have a feeling winter is Coming Sooner than Later..

    I lived in Sioux City for 8 months..We Moved in January When A HUGE BLIZZARD HIT 1994 ..So I feel for ya Having to Move in the Snow..or COLD..


    BE WELL..

  6. This runner is perfect for a gift I need! My Son is moving next door to us and I want to make a housewarming basket for them. I need something Fall themed but not too design-heavy….if that makes sense. Thank you. I live in the woods, woods full of deer. Our herd is really three smaller groupings, about 42 in all. Talk about tick issues! We have been given our Golden Doodle Bravecto since she was a puppy, no problems. Now, husband had Lyme disease early in the Summer but he can’t take Bravecto 🙂 My Lola is very curly, ticks can hide easily.

    1. Thanks for the info Cheryll, I guess I’ll have to check on something for us also. Your son will love this table runner!

  7. Great pattern. Would look nice as throw. I like your Longaberger basket too