Table runners are something I enjoy having out all year long and at Christmas time it is fun and easy to decorate a room with one.
When I started decorating for Christmas I realized that I had given away many of my Christmas quilt projects including my popular Christmas Tree Table Runner so I decided to make a bigger table runner for the holidays using my Christmas Tree table runner tutorial (link below).
We have a larger coffee table now so I thought it would be fun to change the pattern for a Christmas Tree Tablerunner resized to fit.
I dug into my stash of Island Batik Christmas batiks and also pulled out a neat neutral basic batik from a past Island Batik quilt.
I have a habit of doing this and then I have to "create" with the amount of fabric I have. In this case I only had so much of the neutral but it is fun to challenge myself to complete a quilt project with what I have on hand.
Christmas Tree Table Runner Resized
21" x 30"
- ¼ yard green
- ¼ yard dark green
- scraps of brown for tree trunks
- ½ yard cream
- ¼ yard binding
- backing and batting
Always sew with an ¼-inch seam allowance.
Make four Christmas Tree quilt blocks, the blocks are each 10½-inches unfinished.
Be sure to look at the Christmas Tree block cutting directions in my original Christmas Tree table runner tutorial.
Each row consists of half square triangles and squares or rectangles.
Here is a completed Christmas Tree quilt block made with batik fabrics.
You could make all kinds of quilt projects with the blocks.
I made a of couple Christmas tree quilt blocks.....then a few more. I really had no plan on what I was going to design until I took the blocks up to my coffee table. This seemed like the perfect design!
Joining the blocks
- Cut one strip of cream 1½-inch x 10½-inch and join two blocks together at the top of the Christmas trees.
I would have liked to make the center strip that I added a bit bigger but....I was running short on fabric. Next time I think I will add a strip about 3 inches wide instead of 1 ½ inch.
- Cut four cream 6-inch x 10½-inch rectangles.
- Sew one to each side of the side trees.
Note: When I added the cream side blocks I just guessed at the size adding a little more than I needed. When I pieced the blocks to the center, I lined up the top of the trees to the center cream piece that I added.
Once I sewed the seam, I trimmed off the excess. You may not have that.
I think I have had the green batik for several years, I remember I thought it was so neat because both sides are different. You don't see this much with batiks. The green swirls and solid are the same fabric!
Finish your table runner by quilting it. Use my easy machine binding tutorial to complete it.
The backing is a piece of premium muslin, many times I use this for my quilt backs or when I need a neutral fabric. As long as you use a premium muslin, you can mix it with any quilt fabrics.
It has been fun decorating for Christmas this year. Our Christmas tree is tall and skinny, I think it was in style about 10 years ago but....I still like it
See the top shadow boxes? Those were windows last year that Builder Bob took out when we replaced the roof and added the deck roof after the wind damage. I think this is the first view of the new curtains I made also.
Do you ever forget about quilt projects you have made?
I had forgotten all about these Christmas pillows that I made last year. They were in the boxes of Christmas decorations. I made them with my Scattered pattern but in a mini size. I need to get a pattern written up on them.
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