Looking for a fast and easy table runner tutorial? You’ll be able to make this up in no time and it is the perfect quilt project to try out some simple free motion quilting.
Updated March 2019
Fast and Easy Table Runner tutorial
12″ x 28″
One of my favorite things to make is a table runner. These can be made any size you like depending on where you’ll use it. This makes a great last minute gift or a fast and easy quilt project.
I used a little pack of Luna Notte by 3Sisters for Moda. It has 40 pieces of 2½ x 5 inch fabric, I don’t believe you can buy this size anymore but you can use two mini charm packs or one regular charm pack. You could also cut 2½ inch squares of scrap fabrics.
- 80 – 2½ inch squares
- batting – 14″ x 32″
- backing – 14″ x 32″
- 2 – 2½” strips the width of fabric for binding
Use a ¼” seam allowance
- Randomly piece the squares together
- You can sew rows of 6 squares first
- Make 14 rows
Then I just randomly picked the pieces and sewed them together. This piece is 6 x 14 blocks and used every single one of them.
Place your backing and batting under the table runner and quilt as desired. I am using my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine which only does a straight stitch.
I did a little free motion serpentine type of quilting along all of the rows. If you looked closely at the quilting you would see that it isn’t perfectly spaced but it works great for me.
I had a black fabric in my stash that worked for the binding.
I cut two widths of 2½ inch strips and sewed my binding on to the top of my runner. Then I fold over and stitch in the ditch on top using my machine quilt binding tutorial.
The next photo gives you a better idea of what the quilting I did looks like. You’ll see me use this style of free motion quilting a lot.
The finished size of this fast and easy table runner is 12 x 28 inches. I like small table runners. If you used a regular charm pack you could make one to keep and one to give as a gift!
The finished size is 12 x 28 inches. I like small table runners. If you used a regular charm pack you could make one to keep and one to give as a gift!
I think the table runner looks perfect on my great grandmother’s trunk that she brought over from Norway.
I was planning on taking the table runner outside today but the wind is blowing so hard that it would end up in the next county…..or if it went towards the river in another state!
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