Easy 45 Degree Strip Tube Table Runner Tutorial

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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 on deck with pelican

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?

45-degree strip tube blocks made differently

This table runner could be made over and over again just by varying the way you laid out the blocks.

Fabrics used:

Light batik

4 – 2½” by width of fabric strips

Teal batik

4 – 2½” the width of fabric strips for the blocks

3 – 2½” the width of fabric strips for the binding

Background Fabric

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)

Three blocks

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.

Strip Tube table runner on glass table

Simple quilting

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.

45-degree strip tube table runner on deck


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.

adding the binding to the 45-degree strip tube table runner

Placemats added

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.

Strip tube table runner and place mats on table

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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.

45-degree strip tube table runner tutorial

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  1. Connie, I so look forward to all of your Postings. Your most recent Batik Placemats and Table Runner are absolutely beautiful. Your placement to fabrics used us very educational.
    Thank you for the inspiration….
    Maurya in California

  2. Hi Connie, love the table runner and placemats! The batik fabrics are beautiful and do complement each other! Hope you and Builder Bob are doing OK and the remodeling is going well!

  3. How beautiful your table runner and placemats are in Island Batik fabrics. I am so happy for you to be able to find time to sew in your temporary space. Rain Rain Go Away…enough already!

  4. Beautiful table runner. I love batiks and I also LOVE table runners. Your posts are great. I am new to your posts but li am a fan already. God bless.

  5. Oooo….There’s our little Pelly!! Love hime and your table runner! Love the colors and the pattern!!

  6. Connie,
    Beautiful table runner and I like it with the placemats. The colors are close enough that they complement each other. You are certainly an inspiration.
    Take care.
    Love, hugs and prayers coming your way.

  7. Hello Connie, Oh this is a beautiful table runner you have created! The fabrics you chose are such a lovely combination together and with the pattern you chose it is an all around perfect win! Thank you for sharing this strip piecing method and all of the links also. I hope you continue to have a marvelous time creating in between everything else that you and Builder Bob have going on. Have a fantastic day!

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