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.
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.
I wanted a table runner that would cover most of the 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.
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.
Another photo of my table runner and Marigolds.
Brown and Green Batik Table Runner Tutorial
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.
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
- Next, sew (2) 2½-inch squares to both sides of a 2½-inch x 6½-inch rectangle
- Make a total of (8)
- Next, sew (1) 2½-inch square to both sides of a 2½-inch x 10½-inch rectangle
- Make a total of (4)
- Next, sew (7) 2½-inch squares together
- Make a total of (4)
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.
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.
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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