Batik Strip Table Runner

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I wanted to show you the batik strip table runner that I made for my daughter.

Batik Table Runner Strips

She is like me and loves batiks and picked out these colors……last year.

Batik Table Runner and mug rug

Batik Strip Table Runner

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.

These are the same fabrics I used in the mug rug shown above. That was made by just placing scraps of the batiks on a small piece of batting and then quilting over them to hold them in place.

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.

Batik Table Runner Strips fall colors

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.

Batik Table Runner and other blocks

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  1. Denise :) says:

    Connie, I really like this one — the strips are very fun! 🙂

  2. prairieharmony says:

    Very pretty table runner!

  3. What a wonderful set of gifts for your daughter.

  4. Maybe I'm nuts Connie, but I think you should make placemats to go with the runner but use the same 'pattern' as you did the mug rug. They look awesome next to each other.

    Isn't our weather nuts? Over the weekend we were at freezing with some reporting snow in our area and tomorrow it's supposed to be 80 degrees during the say and then drop to near 40. Not sure if we need the A/C or furnace running. LOL

  5. Gorgeous; your DD is going to love it!
    You sure have a way with batiks – every project of yours is amazing!

  6. Madame Samm says:

    love how you can take batiks and make them into an art piece

  7. gorgeous and so colourful.xx

  8. Betty Lou says:

    Sometimes simple is better, I do like the table runner in batiks but I have to say the mug rug is outstanding. I guess anything you make with batiks is gorgeous.

  9. What lovely little goodies 🙂

  10. gorgeous table runner and place-mats would be lovely with those batiks.

  11. You are definitely the queen of batiks! Gorgeous projects!

  12. I am always amazed at how gorgeous the super simple stripes can look! I've been doing a lot with straight strips lately, and just letting the fabric speak for itself. Gorgeous!

  13. very pretty and warm looking.

  14. Carla Bynum says:

    Hi!!! I love all of these and love the batiks!!!!

  15. Apple Avenue Quilts says:

    Very pretty runner and mug rugs! I think you just simplified my Christmas sewing. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  16. We have rain here too. The batiks are incredible!

  17. Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus says:


  18. Those batiks are scrumptious! A table runner like that is a great way to show the batiks off. Love that mug rug!