Brown and Green Batik Table Runner

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The weather is cooling down a bit and I thought it would be fun to make a table runner similar to the Easy Autumn table topper tutorial. I had someone ask me about making a table runner from the tutorial and I told her to just add some rows to both ends. Then I decided I had to make one!

I am using the batiks from the Destination Amazon fat quarters that I purchased from the Fat Quarter shop. The browns and greens are perfect for a fall table runner.

Brown Batik Table Runner on deck

14-inch x 38-inch table runner

Take a look at the Easy Autumn table topper tutorial which is an 18-inch square. What I did was add five more rows to two of the sides to get the length I wanted for my coffee table and made it one row narrower on the other two sides. The 18-inch width would have been too wide.

Brown and green batik table runner on coffee table in living room

I wanted a table runner that would cover most of the coffee table.

Table runner on top of coffee table

One of the few flowers I can grow are Marigolds and this year my plants are huge and beautiful. I couldn’t resist a photo of the table runner on our steps by them.

Table Runner of steps by marigold flowers

I used two different colors of thread for my quilting. Here is a photo showing the back so you can see my quilting which is just a simple meandering. Fancy quilting would disappear on these batiks as there is a nice print on the neutral batik fabric.

view of the back of the tablerunner and quilting

Another photo of my table runner and Marigolds.

Brown and Green Batik Table Runner with Marigolds

Brown and Green Batik Table Runner Tutorial

Use an assortment of fabrics, a 5-inch charm pack would work, and ½ yard of a neutral batik. I used the Destination Amazon fat quarters that I had left over from a quilt.

Cut the following pieces:

  • 74 – 2½-inch squares – Brown and Green batik prints
  • 1 – 6½-inch square -Neutral batik for the center
  • 10 – 2½-inch x 6½-inch rectangles – Neutral batik
  • 4 – 2½-inch x 10½-inch rectangles – Neutral batik

Here is a diagram to show you how I pieced the rows together. Notice the center section.

Diagram of the rows in the table runner

Piecing the table runner

Start by making the center section of the table runner. Use a 1/4-inch seam allowance throughout.

  • Sew (3) 2½-inch squares together, do this (2) times
  • Sew the sets of 3 to the 6½-inch square
  • Add (1) 2½-inch x 6½-inch rectangle next to the sets of 3 as shown below
sizes of blocks in the middle of the table runner
  • Next, sew (2) 2½-inch squares to both sides of a 2½-inch x 6½-inch rectangle
  • Make a total of (8)
rows with 4 squares for table runner
  • Next, sew (1) 2½-inch square to both sides of a 2½-inch x 10½-inch rectangle
  • Make a total of (4)
rows with long strips for table runner
  • Next, sew (7) 2½-inch squares together
  • Make a total of (4)
rows with all squares for table runner

Sew all of the rows together using the following diagrams to lay out your rows. I am showing the same table runner horizontally and vertically for you.

Diagram of piecing the runner rows together

Next, gather your batting and backing and quilt as desired. I used two different colors of thread but you wouldn’t have to.

Cut (3) 2½-inch strips the width of fabric for your binding and sew them together at the ends for your binding. I have a post on sewing your binding on by machine, this is the way I always do mine.

This was a great quilt project to use up leftovers from a quilt. I also made a mini table runner using 1½-inch squares that I’ll share as soon as I finish the post.

You can get an ad-free printable PDF version of the Brown and Green Table Runner tutorial in my shop. The photos have been reduced in size.

PDF of the tutorial

Mr. Mickey goes for a stroll

Mr. Mickey’s new stroller came this week and we have been having fun going for walks in the neighborhood. One house already had some Halloween decorations out and Mr. Mickey seemed puzzled by them. He is also looking a little shaggy and goes to the groomer this week.

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12 Comments

  1. What a lovely picture of Rusty. He looks so relaxed. Quite different from how he used to be. Just goes to show how happy he is with you. A lovely view out of your window too. Your new blog layout is very clear and easy to read. Am busy gardening at the moment so sewing is a bit hit and miss at the moment !, but do enjoy reading about your projects. Best wishes

  2. This is great looking and your directions are easy to follow. Do you have ideas on how to make placemats in this pattern? I really like it

  3. Mr. Mickey is stylin in his new graphite colored ride. I’d be curious by those Halloween decorations too. Love your Fall Table Runner. The color are perfect and your Marigolds are beautiful.

  4. Connie – thanks for the new beautiful fall table runner. Your directions are an easy read . . . looks like I’ll be adding this to my List! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. This morning and tomorrow are actually a weather tease for us in AL – it was 54 degrees this morning. Wonderful!!
    Micky is just precious peering out his new set of wheels. I bet he really does enjoy seeing the sights and “reading the news” as he’s escorted on his neighborhood journey 😉

  5. Lovely Fall colours for a great design. I particularly like all the small squares and how they are arranged to make this table runner a “stand-out”.
    Mr Mickey looks very happy in his new vehicle. I’m sure he gets lots of attention when he is out and about.
    Thanks for sharing the design and photos.

  6. Mary L, Hope to try it soon your patterns are always so pretty and easy to do. and love your dog and he’s so cute in the stroller,Are babies need all the love they can get.

  7. Always good patterns – Like the way this one can go any size! The fall colors are so beautiful – our trees are turning so quickly but as always we are having heavy rains that will take the leaves away too soon. Mr. M looks very distinguished in his Silver Limo!
    I wonder if the buzz from the fans in those Halloween décor hurt his ears or is it just something new in the neighborhood?
    Thank, j

  8. I really like this one, I guess I am a Fall person. Will try and make this one. It is simple enough for my brain, think I can handle that. lol. Thanks for sharing this one.
    Like Mr Mickey in his stroller.

  9. Cute table runner, Connie. I keep saying I’m going to make some and then I get sidetracked and never do. Mr. Mickey looks quite at home in his new stroller. I’m sure it’s a big help to both of you.

  10. This one is a beauty, especially in fall colors! It matches your rug so well…and those marigolds, too, of course! I’d call this piece “Walking Path” because it looks like pretty pavers. Mr. Mickey is traveling in style these days, as he should!

  11. That’s a nice autumn table runner, Connie. The colors are so pretty too. Mickey looks like he is enjoying his walk. I’m sure he will soon see lots of interesting things on his walks.

  12. Very cute table runner. Your fabric choices are perfect for fall. I need to get out some fall quilts around here and put away the summer ones.

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