Board Game Batik Table Runner

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This was a quilt that I had in the Quilter’s Newsletter magazine several years ago and forgot all about it. I have finally finished the pattern!

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Since it had been some time since I wrote the pattern, I wanted to double-check things which means…..I make the blocks several more times. It is always fun to use my stash of batiks from when I wan an Island Batik ambassador.

The table runner is made from two quilt blocks that are fairly easy to make. If you have an Accuquilt cutter it takes no time at all to cut out the blocks.

Board Game teal blocks

One of the blocks is a very popular one that I’m sure you have seen in many quilts. This shows you how the pieces go together in the block.

Teal Board Game block sections

I seem to have a lot of teal batiks in my stash and it seems like almost every time I want to make a sample block….it is teal.

Board Game table runner on table

When it came to the binding, I didn’t have enough of any of the batiks I had used in the blocks but I did have a piece that was a pretty good match. It was a leftover piece that wasn’t very long and I think I had to cut seven 2½-inch strips and sew them together. I laid it around the edge of the table runner before attaching it to make sure I had enough fabric. I enjoy improvising when quilting.

Binding on Board Game teal table runner

Free-motion stipple quilting

My quilting is just a simple free-motion meandering. It is still my favorite way to finish up a quilt. Fancy patterns and feathers are beautiful and I like doing them once in a while but most of the time when I get the point of quilting….I just want to finish my quilt project.

Once again, I am using my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine that was manufactured in 1951, the same year I was born. I bought this sewing machine from a farm auction on my fortieth birthday. It was in perfect shape and I was told that the woman had used it all the time before she passed.

I always remember the date as my daughter was throwing a surprise birthday party for me. I was at the auction and didn’t want to leave until I bought the sewing machine. When I got home everyone was there and it was a wonderful surprise. It is so neat to have memories like this!

Closeup of free-motion quilting

I decided to only free-motion quilt the background areas. This makes the design stand out a little better. I used a neutral Aurifil thread and the batting was a leftover piece of Hobbs 80/20 Premium batting.

Board Game table runner on tile

I love this little vase that I found at Goodwill. It is made to lie on it’s side. Looking for a fat quarter bundle of fabrics for your quilt projects? Check these out!

Vase of flowers on batik table runner

Christmas Board Game table runner

I am also working on a larger Board Game table runner for Christmas!

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Christmas table runner made with Board Game pattern

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  1. I love all your wonderful creations. The new table runner is awesome. Is there any way for the free download without using that manuals site. I despise trying to use them. My computer will have no part of them. My husband dislikes them immensely because they are so loud, and never work & disrupt his train of thought. Anyway, love all your kindness to your MIL, seems like such a dear lady. I too had a wonderful, kind MIL, and miss her very much. Have a blessed day.

  2. Susan Long- says:

    I love your teal colour choice and the stipple quilting is great. I’m new to FMQ and would love to be able to do it on my Singer Featherweight. What have you done to cover your feed dogs?

    Thanks so much for the tutorials.

    1. Hi Susan, I don’t use my featherweight for freemotion quilting but you can get a plate that covers the feed dogs.

  3. Antje Landanno says:

    Connie, the Board Game table runner is absolutely lovely. I was
    never fond of any “purplish” color. This lavender changed my mind.
    And to pair it with black makes it outstanding. Thanks for letting
    us in on your life. Best, Antje


  4. Vicki in MN says:

    Your runner is gorgeous in the pretty teals. Hopefully you will find the perfect house soon, not that you are really wanting to move again I am sure.

  5. I love the story about your birthday and buying the Singer. When I was about 21 or 22 years old, my boyfriend at the time gave me a Singer Spartan for Christmas. I’ve wished many times that I still had it. It would definitely be a vintage machine today.

  6. Catherine B says:

    Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations! I just love the pictures you include in your posts. the quilts are always lovely, but I also enjoy the glimpses into daily life, pets, family, remodels. It’s helps me feel like I know you 🙂 Thank you for all the time you put into posting and writing tutorials and so kindly sharing.

  7. Susana Lopez says:

    Love the way you quilted, can’t wait for the pattern
    Colour combination is beautiful.

  8. DeAnna Mahle says:

    When will the pattern be ready?
    Love this table runner

  9. Gloria Parrish says:

    So, why is it called a Board Game table runner? Is there actually a game that can be played on them? If so, I would love to make one for our family Christmas get-together

  10. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Connie, Your table runner done with the teal fabrics is very pretty! I once made a quilt using that block and had so much fun creating it. I look forward to creating your table runner in both sizes. Thank you so much for sharing! Have a fabulous day!

  11. Karla Caldwell says:

    I LOVE your table runner, both the pattern and the fabrics you chose to use! Those are a couple of my favorite colors. Awesome job! Love your quilting. Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. I love the teal and lilac runner. I don’t have an accuquilt though, so like some others, would need to have an alternative way to cut the pieces.

  13. Joan Sheppard says:

    The change in color made such a difference that I thought it was a different pattern! Great pattern that you could repeat it to make it even longer (would that mess up the game?) Or flip it around with the “circle” in the middle and the
    “stars” on the end? Always fun to reverse the colors too. Especially when I look in my stash and don’t have “enough” to do it the right way.

  14. Love this Game. Board table runner. Can’t wait to make it

    Looking forward to fall. We have had over 50+ days of 110 temps. I like heat but not quite so much of it. At least the humidity isn’t too bad but it is higher since we are supposed to be in monsoon season. We have several fires in the state with one not that far from us

    1. Connie,
      You, Builder Bob and your two fur- babies Are about to embark on an exciting ‘new adventures! May you go in peace, good health and lots of happiness…
      Blessings to you, continuing on with your TALENTED Passion, and to BBob with his ‘many talents of creativity in making your ‘house’ a ‘Home’. I so enjoy my patterns from you, you are such an inspiration.

  15. Glenda Bilinsky says:

    I, too love this table runner. I have just inherited a bag full of batik scraps which will be perfect. I would like to second Kathy’s request for rotary cutter instructions please.

  16. Colleen Stone says:

    I love reading your posts and are inspired by how you can your turn your stash into such amazing and creative pieces!

  17. I love this table runner. I don’t have an accuquilt, so I hope you include rotary cutting instructions. You are an inspiration to me.