Table runners are always the perfect quilt project to give as a gift or have in your home. If you are new to quilting, this Honky Tonk table runner tutorial would make a fast and easy project for you.
Honky Tonk Table Runner tutorial
Finished size – 14″ x 32″
It is always fun to see what you can make with just a charm pack……do you have as many of them as I do?
They are always neat to buy so you can see all of the fabrics in a group. I happened to pick up the Honky Tonk charm pack and a 1/2 yard of the brown solid which was from the same group. You can find some great deals on fabric here.
I separated the solid brown charm squares (I’ll use them in another project) and then started cutting up some of the other charm squares.
- Pick 24 charm squares.
- Take each square and cut it in half. You will have 2 – 2 ½” x 5″ pieces.
- Cut one of the sections in half again for 2 – 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares.
- The other section should be trimmed to 4 ½” – for a 2 ½” x 4 ½” piece.
Layout assorted pieces as shown below. Each block will use 2 – 2 ½” x 2 ½” pieces and 1 – 2 ½” x 4 ½” piece. (in my photo I hadn’t trimmed the 5″ x 2 ½” piece yet).
Use a 1/4″ seam allowance throughout the entire project.
Layout your blocks and turn them different ways until you like the way it looks. Measure your table to see how long you would like it to be. I started out with 3 rows of 5 blocks before I added the half row.
I decided to make mine to fix a chest I have so I added an additional section of 2 – 2 ½” squares.
It still wasn’t long enough so I added another row….and another.
My final table runner is made of 8 rows of 3 blocks.
Wouldn’t this look neat on the back of this chair!
All the stitching and quilting was done on my 15-91 Singer sewing machine and for this project I used an Aurifil thread that matched perfectly. I used the brown fabric for my binding.
As usual, I attached my binding by machine stitching so this table runner was ready to use in no time at all.
I used an old fabric from my stash for the backing and Warm & Natural batting. I also had enough of the charm square left to make another runner…..I’ll show that one soon.
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