Table runners are always the perfect quilt project to give as a gift or have in your home. If you are new to quilting or just looking for a fast and easy table runner, then this Honky Tonk table runner tutorial is for you!
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?
Honky Tonk Table Runner tutorial
Finished size 14″ x 32″
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 by Eric & Julie Comstock for Moda and a 1/4 yard of the brown solid which was from the same group for the binding.
Since I bought the charm pack some time ago, I doubt you’ll be able to find it unless you have a stash like mine!
Cutting the fabrics
The first thing I did was to remove the solid brown charm squares that were in the charm pack (I’ll use them in another project) and then I 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-inch x 5-inch pieces.
- Cut one of the sections in half again for (2) 2 ½-inch x 2 ½-inch squares.
- The other section should be trimmed to 4 ½-inches – for a 2 ½-inch x 4 ½-inch rectangle piece.
Layout the assorted pieces as shown below. Each block will use (2) 2 ½-inch x 2 ½-inch squares and (1) 2 ½-inch x 4 ½-inch rectangle. (in my photo I hadn’t trimmed the 5-inch x 2 ½-inch piece to 4½-inches yet).
Use a 1/4″ seam allowance throughout the entire project.
Stitch your blocks together and then turn them in different directions until you like the way your sections look.
Measure your table to see how long you would like it to be
I started out with 3 rows of 5 blocks and then added half rows to it.
I decided to make mine to fix a chest I have so I added an additional section of 2 – 2 ½” squares to the outside rows.
It still wasn’t long enough so I added another section to all three rows.
My final table runner is made of 3 rows of 8 blocks.
Wouldn’t this look neat on the back of a chair!
All of 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 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 squares left to make another runner, I’ll show that one soon.
Instead of doing a free motion meandering, I did a simple curved outline of each block. I made another table runner with the leftovers and the brown fabric which I’ll show you soon!
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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you make a table runner, please share it with me!