Home for the Holidays Tablerunner Tutorial

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Would you like to make a beautiful, fast and easy table runner? This is my Home for the Holidays tablerunner tutorial. I hope you enjoy it!

Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial

Fast and Easy Table Runner Tutorial

Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial

The beautiful Christmas collection I’m working with is called Peace on Earth by Ro Gregg from Fabri-Quilt. The dark green border I used is from the Fabri-Quilt Leather collection.

The size of the table runner is 19″ x 43″

Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial


  • 1/3 yard Christmas print
  • 1/3 yard cream print
  • 1/3 yard light green print
  • 1/2 yard dark green
  • 2/3 yard backing


Cream print:
cut one – 5 1/2″ WOF (width of fabric) strip
sub-cut – three – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ squares
cut two – 2 1/4″ WOF (width of fabric) strips
sub-cut – 24 – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ squares

Light green print:
cut two – 2 1/4″ WOF (width of fabric) strips
sub-cut – 24 – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ squares
cut three – 1 1/2″ WOF (width of fabric) strips for first border
sub-cut – 2 – 1 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ pieces
sub-cut – 2 – 1 1/2″ x 38 1/2″ pieces

Christmas print:
cut two – 5 1/2″ WOF (width of fabric) strips
sub-cut 12 – 4″ x 5 1/2″ rectangles

Dark Green Border:
cut three – 3″ – WOF (width of fabric) strips
sub-cut 2 – 3″ x 19 1/2″ pieces
sub-cut 2 – 3″ x 38 1/2″ pieces

Dark Green Binding:
cut three – 2 1/2″ WOF (width of fabric) strips

Make the Table Runner:

Use a 1/4″ seam allowance for the entire project and press to the darkest fabric.

Sew the 2 1/4″ squares together as shown below. Make 12 groups.

Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial

Follow the diagram below to put your blocks together.

Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial

Sew the rows together.

Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial

You will make three blocks for the table runner.  They are 12 1/2″ square unfinished.

Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial

Join the three blocks together.

Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial

Add the first border. Sew the sides first and then the top and bottom.

For the final border add the 3″ x 38 1/2″ pieces to the top and bottom. (this ensures your fabric will be wide enough for the border)

Then add the 3″ x 19″ pieces to the sides.

Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial

Add your batting and backing and quilt as desired. Use the 2 1/2″ strips of dark green for the binding.

Enjoy your new table runner for the holidays!

Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial

Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial
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  1. Last year I made a hand quilted wall quilt for Christmas, and this year I made a ton of hand quilted ohio star ornaments. I've made stockings to give away, and I'm also in the process of making a tree skirt, probably will finish it by next Christmas. sarah@forrussia.org

  2. I've commend on the Inspired by Fabric Blog hop on several dates.
    What a tremendous amount of inspiration….thank you also for partaking.

  3. Hi Connie, it's nice to meet you.
    Indeed I've made many quilted Christmas items, 2 table runners, 4 mug rugs, 12 fabric baskets and counting, and a partridge in a pear tree (just kidding:).
    I've thoroughly enjoyed this Blog Hop.


  4. I've left a comment on Inspired by Fabric. And thank you for this table runner pattern, I was looking for something to do in the last week before Christmas… What a challenge! Mmob23(at)gmail-.-com

  5. I have made a few Christmas decorations this year. I look forward to making this table runner . The fabric is gorgeous . Thank you for a chance to win . Merry Christmas .

  6. I went to the "Inspired by Fabric" website, and saw your tutorial on making the table runner. Left a comment for you there. Thank you for the tutorial as well as the pretty fabric give-away!

  7. I just finished making three quilted wall hangings for friends, with a pattern called "Silent Night" by Nancy Halvorsen. They turned out real cute. Your fabric bundle is beautiful, and would make many wonderful Christmas presents! Thank you for the give-away!

  8. Not much quilting or sewing hapening here this year. The weather has been so nice instead of the usual snow and cold that I spent lots of time outdoors doing things with the Grands. Hosting a party for 120 famiy members on Dec. 20 so my mind is full of ideas along with food preparation. We are on a 7 year rotation so next year I will be a "guest" with an uncluttered mind. It really is a wonderful family event with 2 meals and lots of social events for the young children especially.

    I do love the line of fabric and it would be great for next years projects.
    dian gdavidhoffmanatyahoodotcom

  9. I have made lots of Christmas items through the years. My latest was a Folded Facets Christmas tree, a wall hanging. Others are mug rugs, a charity quilt, and other wall hangings

  10. This makes me feel like I could actually whip up a table runner in time for Christmas. Love the fabrics you chose Connie!

  11. I've actually gotten a lot of Christmas sewing done. I did new stockings for my folks and husband, since we spend Christmas morning together and my husbands stocking never matched ours. I also did some mug rugs for the girls at the office and a little tree skirt for my super skinny apartment sized tree! But that means I've used up all my Christmas fabrics πŸ™

  12. Visited Inspired by Fabrics. Love the fat little tree pillow and the snowflake tablerunner. Of course yours, is absolutely gorgeous too!

  13. Last year I made several quilted Christmas items. This year I have been embroidering dishtowels.I love the fabric by Ro Gregg. Gorgeous!

  14. I have made quilted fabrics Christmas post cards, crazy quilt ornaments, table runners, mug rugs and throws. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Yes I have made a tree skirt, wall hanging, table mat and a table runner – What I really want to make is a quilt – next on the list for sure

  16. Yes! I love Christmas time and I love Christmas handmade! And yes, I made quilted Advent calendar and more Christmas Stockings.

  17. I so enjoy Christmas although I was not able to do all the projects I wanted to due to illness. My sole project will be a wallhanging for my Dear Husband. I enjoy your patterns and tutorials. Thanks for all you do for us.

  18. forgot to put the fact that I visited the site in another comment. Would sure love to win the beautiful fabric. Thanks again.

  19. Yes I did go and leave a comment on their site. Loved your tutorial. I will go back and copy it. You could use that pattern all during the year! I made a few mug rugs this year. Now I am working on a fabric book of animals for my Great Granddaughter. Thanks again for the wonderful runner.

  20. WOW! Another wonderful project and this one hopefully I can get to around the Holidays.
    Merry Christmas!!!
    and thank you for all you share and do to inspire all of your followers.
    I did also share the love at inspired by fabric for the home for the Holiday tour showcasing Ro Gregg's beautiful fabric line.

  21. Your runner is beautiful. I'm always looking for wAys to use my Accuquilt GO cutter. I mAde two runners for Christmas, one for me and one for my sister. Cross hAtch quilter, and on both ends I embroidered Christmas designs.
    Susan in NE PA

  22. I designed and made my sister a table runner for her family and mailed it to her the day before Thanksgiving so she could open it early and use it now. I will post that one on my blog today. I also knit little mittens in red yarn for the gift tag. I made a snowman out of a sock that I gave to someone, as well as a felt mitten ornament. That's what I made with a Christmas theme.
    Your table runner looks like a fun and simple one to stitch up in any fabric.

  23. I am going to have to get busy and make some cheery Christmas things. I love the fabrics and thanks for the tutorial.

  24. I made two pillow case covers using traditional Dresden pattern and login cabin quilt. I made a comment on Inspired by fabric site. Love your beautiful table runner and its worth trying.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

  25. That is a very pretty runner and the fabric is gorgeous. I've made quilted Christmas stockings and this year just finished binding a set of quilted placemats for a Christmas gift.

  26. Ha.. I made almost too many πŸ™‚ so yes.. the list is long from gifts to charity things.. enjoyed every stitch of it too πŸ™‚

  27. I have made 2 small quilts, one was a mini. Finished up some placemats from last year when I ran out of time. Hope to get some Christmas quilts done next year. How's that for optimism?
    Love the fabric and the chance to win.

  28. I have not made a Christmas quilt this year but have made other things over the last few years- just not much time this year to quilt. I love Ro Gregg's designs and Northcott fabrics.
    Thanks for the chance to win such a nice bundle of fabrics.
    Regards from Alberta, Canada,

  29. I made some Christmas quilts a few years ago but nothing since. I did drag out some Christmas fabic and made envelopes (no quilting!) for my sofa throw cushions as they looked really out of place on the Christmas quilt. I still hope to make a couple of your cute boxes and maybe I'll do those with Christmas fabric.

  30. I am making 5 of your fabric baskets (18 inch square 3 inch sides), table runners and a small quilt. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

  31. I visited Inspired by Fabric and also linked to the full line of fabric. I left a comments saying I really liked the panel and apron too.

  32. I made my mom one of the quilted boxes using dachshund fabric inside and pink for the corners that fold outward. She lost her little dog a year or so ago and misses her.

  33. I made 10 gift card/money holders that look like gift wrapped packages. Giving money is so much easier than shopping. The recipient can buy what they want when the prices are reduced after Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Connie, I am in the process of quilting a table runner now! I used the Drunkard's Path template and used Christmas fabrics. I also appliqued red poinsettias that I cut out of another fabric. It's turning out very pretty! I'm hoping to finish it tomorrow!

  35. I left a comment on Inspired By Fabric. Beautiful table runner and easy to make. I made skinny quilt as you go braid table runners several years ago.

  36. Yes, I've made lots of quilted Christmas things over the years. This year I've made a wall hanging and a table runner and a pillow. They all have reindeer on them, but are from a couple different patterns. I hadn't thought about that until now — I guess I'm all about reindeer this year!

  37. I have made a bunch of Christmas things this year, including your pinwheel pattern in Christmas colors. Plus I decided to do a quick Christmas quilt for the guest bed before MIL got here, finished in 9 days.

  38. I usually make ornaments for christmas. Those are not often quilted. I usually work with felt and small pieces of cloth.

  39. Hello again….I visited the blog you suggested…left a comment and I have to do the present pillow..love it! Thank you!

  40. I have sewn many gifts this year but did not make many quilted items. Love the fabric and your table runner. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  41. Your runner is very beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial. I have a lot of things cut out to make, but didn't get the chance due to my husband having emergency surgery.

  42. I made some mini-stockings as Christmas gifts for my co-workers & volunteers. Handed them out this evening at our Christmas party; they liked them. Thanks.

  43. This is my first Christmas since starting this sewing adventure. I made two pillows yesterday and bought fabric to make a Christmas quilt, but have not finished it yet.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

  44. I left a comment. and updated my email on this account. Man! I"ve been using an outdated email for a year on here…yikes. I may have missed opportunities in the past πŸ™

  45. I haven't this year, but I have done a few wallhangings in the past. For next Christmas I want to make runners for all my married children…that'll be 4 by then πŸ™‚

  46. Your runner is lovely. I actually just finished a table runner for a Christmas gift. I'm also making about 30 fabric trays for party favors.

  47. Your runner is simply beautiful. I finished up a Christmas throw earlier this year, and am currently quilting on another.

  48. Thanks for hosting the great giveaway. This year I actually made 5 holiday runners & toppers for our new home.

  49. Have not made any Christmas themed things this year…but AM making assorted gifts. πŸ™‚ Your Runner is Beautiful!! Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way!


  50. I just left a message on the "Inspired by Fabric" website. Thanks for the chance to win. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  51. I have made some log cabin Santa ornaments. Thanks for the chance to enter the drawing. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  52. Beautiful fabrics! And I see several projects I'd like to try. I commented on Inspired by Fabric, too. So glad I stumbled onto this site! I'm looking forward to following your blog. Thank you so much!

  53. This fabric line is just gorgeous and your completed runner shows it off. I have made a mini runner from Christmas print scraps. The finished blocks are 2 3/4, so end up 2 1/4 inch when all is done. I enjoyed it, but these fabrics need something larger to show it off!

  54. I have made six Christmas cushions so far and had a ball doing it. I also made some table toppers for friends using Christmas fabric from my stash – which is quite low now!
    Thanks for your lovely giveaway opportunity.
    Oh and I left a comment to say that I had visited Inspired by Fabric and that I loved the cushions for CHristmas but I forgot to say that I did leave a comment there too.
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  55. I've made several table toppers, grocery bag holders, and stockings for family and friends. Your runner looks to be easy enough to get a couple made before Christmas. Thanks!

  56. I visited Inspired by Fabric and saw all of the gorgeous cushions to make for CHristmas which I will make too. The table runner is awesome.
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  57. I didn't quilt it but just got Grandson #2's stocking made. And then I didn't get a pic of it before I sent it home with them.

  58. oh dear, I haven't made any Christmas themed items at all this year. I do plan a gingerbread house, but that doesn't fit in the sewing realm at all.

  59. The fabrics are gorgeous, thanks for a chance. I have made a queen size quilt, table topper and a pin cushion as gifts.

  60. This year I haven't made any quilty gifts, but in the past I have made table runners, a couch quilt, mantle cover, pot holders, and oven mitts.

    Sandy A

  61. What a beautiful bundle, and great project. I've made most of my Christmas decorating things, like runners, stockings, a wallhanging, and a quilt. I enjoy it. I've also given some as gifts.

  62. Great fabric and I love the runner. I just finished my last of 6 quilts and the runner is hung over my mantle so I did OK this year.

  63. I have made a couple of Christmas quilts and several table runners. I love changing out the table runners and placing them around the house. Dining room, kitchen table, living room and family room coffee tables. Great fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. I'm working on a quilt for my daughter-in-law. I'm almost finished quilting it. Thanks for the great tutorial, I needed a quick pattern for a present on Thursday and yours is great.

  65. I have made several Christmas quilt related projects – a couple of table runners and easy towels. They had to be fast this year. Thanks for a chance to win this lovely bundle of fabric.

  66. I went over to Inspired By Fabric and left a comment about what a great designer you are as you always seem to come up with some of the cutest quilted things. By the way….Merry Christmas!!!

  67. I haven't made any quilted items but have made some pillowcases for the niece and am working on a winter style quilt for my sister. She won' get it until after Christmas but can look at it on the design wall as it comes together.

  68. Beautiful runner and fabrics. I have sewn several Christmas gifts this year but haven't quilted any of them. Had plans for a couple quilted items but will have to make them for next year.

  69. I love your work Connie! I finished up a few Christmas UFOs, mostly wall hangings, so I have some new decor to enjoy!

  70. Beautiful! Lovely Christmas fabrics!
    I've made quilted gifts that ended up being Christmas gifts because of when they were finished.

  71. I've been making all sorts of quilted gifts and only have one more to finish before Christmas!!! I am so proud of myself!!

  72. I left a message on the Inspired By Fabric blog before heading over here. The fabric you used for your table runner reminded me of something my mother would have loved.

  73. I have not made a Christmas theme project this year. I have in the past made a star table runner. Love your table runner!

  74. I just visited the tutorial on Inspired By Fabric and left a comment. I love blog hops because I always see something that inspires me.

  75. Peace on Earth is really gorgeous fabric.

    I just finished a Christmas table runner and a small topper made with the scraps from the first one. And I'm embroidering a small red work piece for a pillow. But that probably won't be done for this year.


  77. This year I made a king size Christmas quilt for my bed and a mitching Santa wall hanging. I smile every time I see them. ???

  78. I realy love your table runner!
    This year I made some christmas pillows.
    The fabric bundle looks so nice,thankΒ΄s for the chance to win.

  79. I have made some Christmas table runners as gifts. Now I need to make one to keep for our own table. Your pattern may be our keeper. Thanks for sharing.

  80. Actually I made two sided quilted stockings with names for DH grown children, their families & dogs. THat was 13 adult stockings and 5 doggie stockings. Each one is different, some are patchwork and some I highlighted the pretty fabrics. THey are quilted onto white fleece.

  81. Love to make quilted gifts but this year sadly too many ideas and not enough time! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  82. I quilted some mug rugs this year for teacher gifts. I want to do much more but I seem to just run out of time. πŸ˜‰

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