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
12″ x 36″
The Autumn table runner is made for just 3 quilt blocks. Each block will measure 12½-inches square unfinished.
- 1/8 yard each of 5 different fall fabrics
- 1/4 yard light fabric
- 1/4 yard for binding
- 1/2 yard backing fabric
- 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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