Crossroads tablerunner tutorial

Crossroads Table Runner Tutorial

Crossroads Table Runner Tutorial

Crossroads tablerunner tutorial

Crossroads Table Runner

14″ X 27″

Recently I shared a tutorial for the 6 inch Crossroads quilt block which many of you liked and I thought it would be fun to share a quilted tablerunner that I made using the size from the 9 inch Crossroads quilt block. 

I wanted a tablerunner that was a little bigger than 9 inches but I didn’t want to use the 12 inch block so I decided to use one and a half nine inch crossroads blocks. Are you wondering what the heck I mean by that?

Here is what we will be making – half of the crossroads block.

Crossroads tablerunner tutorial half of the block

I chose eight fabrics from a fat quarter bundle that I had and also used a fat quarter of muslin for the neutral squares. You could use scraps from your stash or follow the directions in the original crossroads patterns in 3 sizes and pick ten fabrics.

Crossroads tablerunner tutorial fabrics used

Fabric needed:

  • From each of the 8 fabrics cut 2 – 2” strips by the longest side of the fat quarter (22 inches) then sub-cut into 2” x 3 1/2” rectangles. You will need a total of 45 – 2″ x 3½” rectangles.
  • Cut the muslin into  3½” strips the width of the fabric, then sub-cut to 3½” x 3½” squares. You will need 18 of them.
  • Layout your pieces as shown below.
Crossroads tablerunner tutorial half of the block with sizes to cut

Start sewing the sections together using a ¼” seam allowance.

Crossroads tablerunner tutorial half of the block sewing

Continue piecing the sections until you have completed half of the crossroads block. It will measure 4½ x 9½”.

Make 9 of the half crossroads blocks

Crossroads tablerunner tutorial half of the block

Or you can make 3 complete crossroads blocks and 3 half blocks.

Crossroads tablerunner tutorial sewing one block

Here is the layout that I choose for my tablerunner. I forgot to take photos before sewing the rows together. If you make just the half crossroads sections, make sure that you turn the middle section as shown below.

Crossroads tablerunner tutorial half of the block sewing nine sections

You could make your table runner longer by adding more block or wider by using 2 nine inch crossroads blocks. Can you see the possibilities?

I did a simple meandering stitch on the rectangles and then a freehand curve on the muslin squares for that “organic” look. I also cut my leftover fat quarters into 2½” strips and used them for the binding.

As usual, I sewed my binding on using my machine binding tutorial.

Crossroads tablerunner tutorial on glass table

Thanks to the magic of Photoshop I can give you an idea for what a baby quilt would look like using this block. Enjoy!

Baby quilt made from the Crossroads quilt block

Download the free PDF of the Crossroads Tablerunner

Other posts you might like:

Quilt Block: 6 inch Crossroads block

Crossroads quilt block in 3 sizes

Are you wondering what it would like to make a small quilt using this block? Through the magic of Photoshop I can show you!

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6 Comments

  1. Ohh, thank you for giving the link to the 6″ blocks!! I have a packet of 2.5″ white squares and now I know what to make with them!!

  2. Hello Connie, I just love the Table Runner that you have created! But, I believe a baby quilt would be my best choice to make with this block and am so thrilled that you shared what it would look like! I have all sorts of scraps or specific fabrics that I could use, so now I need to decide which I will use. LOL. Yesterday, I said that I would not be using this block, but I have several reasons to make a baby quilt so that is my story and I am sticking to it! Thank you for sharing this great block tutorial and table runner tutorial! Have a fantastic day!

  3. Yes, I’d like to see the block done as a small quilt. I need a baby quilt and think this would look cute done up in bright primary colored kid friendly prints.
    Pat

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