Recently I shared the way I made my 45-degree strip tube blocks and now I want to show you the table runner I made with the beautiful batik quilt blocks!
45-degree Strip Tube Table Runner
11″ x 34″
Use one quilt block design
I decided to lay out all of my tube blocks the same way with the small light batiks matching in the center. Remember when I showed two different ways of laying out the blocks?
This table runner could be made over and over again just by varying the way you laid out the blocks.
4 – 2½” by width of fabric strips
4 – 2½” the width of fabric strips for the blocks
3 – 2½” the width of fabric strips for the binding
Batik of your choice – 14″ x 36″
How to make the blocks
The table runner is made by sewing the quilt fabric strips into a tube as I showed you in my 45 degree angle quilt block post.
If you like videos, then be sure and watch this one as Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Co. shows how to make them.
Here is her video that will make it easier for you to see how to cut your blocks.
If you have never visited her website Missouri Star Quilt Co. you’ll want to take a look. Every day there is a Daily Deal and she shares all kinds of quilt videos. (I’m not an affiliate for her…..just a happy customer)
I ended up with 4 large blocks that measured approximately 11½” inches but decided to only use 3 of them. We have a small square kitchen table that it will look great on. Also if we use it on our deck table or a bench, the size is perfect.
I did a simple meandering free-motion stitching using a teal Aurifil thread that matched perfectly. I did smaller loops and squiggles on the teal batik and larger ones on the light batik.
Of course, I used my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine to do all the piecing and quilting.
The binding was made with 3 – 2½” strips of the teal batik fabric. I have an easy machine binding tutorial that will show you how I added my binding.
Don’t laugh, I know the placemats don’t match and please ignore the dog food in the back corner. I just wanted to show you how we will use the table runner at dinner time. Those are my Churn Dash placemats made from my tutorial. I might have enough fabric to make 2 matching placemats for us.
Related Links you might like:
I hope you have enjoyed this Easy 45 Degree Strip Tube Table Runner tutorial!
You’ll also find all kinds of tutorials for making strip tube blocks, Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew has a great post called Diagonal Strip Quilt tutorial with a chart showing how many fabric strips and blocks to make for various size quilts.