If you are looking for a quick and easy quilt project, then you will enjoy this table runner! It is made from three simple blocks and I include directions for making it with an AccuQuilt cutter or rotary cutting.
Make three 9½-inch unfinished blocks, add a border and you have a beautiful table runner.
Island Batik Coastal Mist Table Runner
Finished size 11″ x 31″
Quilted table runners are one of my favorite quilt projects to make! This table runner is very easy to make and I have included directions to make this using the AccuQuilt GO! dies or by rotary cutting. Enjoy!
Some time ago, I shared a tutorial for this table runner on the AccuQuilt blog and I thought I would share it here and also include rotary cutting directions as many of you requested that.
This was very easy and fast to make with the AccuQuilt GO! 6″ Qube set. I used a strip set (jelly roll) called Coastal Mist from Island Batik for the blocks in this table runner.
GO! Cutting Dies:
- GO! 6″ Qube – dies used #5 Half Square Triangle, #2 Square and #8 Rectangle
- GO! 6″ Qube Companion – die used #9 Chisel
- GO! #55164 – 1″, 1 1/2″ and 2″ Strip Cutter
- 1/2 yard cream batik for background and sashing
- 4 fat quarters or use 4 colors of a jelly roll set of 2½-inch strips
- 1/2 yard medium teal batik (this includes the binding and backing)
You will always see a lot of quilt projects on my site done with batiks as I think they are beautiful. Another wonderful thing about using batiks is that both sides usually look the same.
- Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
- Follow the diagram below to help piece your blocks.
If you are using a strip set – it should have two 2 1/2 inch strips of each color needed. Choose 4 complimentary colors. The 2 1/2 inch strips will easily fit on the dies. If you aren’t using the dies, you will find the directions below in red in each section.
Cutting the block pieces:
- Cream: Cut a 4 1/2″ strip the width of fabric – cut 12 – #8 rectangles and 12 – #2 squares.
- Rotary cutting – Cut 12 – 2″ x 3 ½” rectangles and 12 – 2″ squares.
- Teal print one – Cut 8 – #9 chisels.
- Rotary cutting – Teal print one – Cut 8 – 2″ x 3 ½” rectangles.
- Teal print two – Cut 4 – #5 half square triangles and 8 – #8 rectangles.
- Rotary cutting – Teal print two – Cut 4 – 2″ squares and 8 – 2″ x 3 ½” rectangles.
- Plum print one – Cut 4 – #9 chisels.
- Rotary cutting – Plum print one – Cut 4 – 2″ x 3 ½” rectangles.
- Plum print two – Cut 8 – #5 half square triangles and 16 – #8 rectangles.
- Rotary cutting – Plum print two – Cut 8 – 2″ squares and 16 – 2″ x 3 ½” rectangles.
When using the #8 rectangle die and the 2 1/2 strips, carefully lay the fabric over just one of the rectangles on the die.
Rotary cutting – place the 2″ square on the top of the 2″ x 3 ½”rectangle, stitch diagonally and trim.
The following diagrams show you how to piece the block sections together adding a half-square triangle to each chisel piece.
Add the cream #8 rectangles to each completed piece.
Each block is made from four sections. Sew them together. Each block will measure 6 1/2 inches.
Add a border using 4 – cream squares and 8 – rectangles.
The table runner uses 3 blocks. They should measure 9 1/2 inches.
Cutting the block borders:
- Cream: Cut 3 – 1 ½” strips the width of fabric using the #55164 strip cutter.
- Sub-cut 4 – 1 ½” x 9 1/2″ strips.
- Sew 2 of these to the center block and 1 to each of the other blocks.
- Sub-cut 2 – 1 ½” x 31″ strips for the top and bottom.
- Layer your backing and batting – quilt as desired.
- I did free-motion stipple quilting using Aurifil thread in a cream color.
- Cut your binding strips 2 ½” using the AccuQuilt GO! #55017 2 1/2″ Strip Cutter die.
- Join the strips, press in half, and sew to the front of the quilt.
- Finish your binding by machine or by hand.
Here is a closeup of how I quilted the center of the blocks. All of my piecing and quilting was done with Aurifil thread.
It makes the center of the blocks look like flowers.
Here is a little peek at the back of the table runner with one of the floral batiks.
I hope you have enjoyed this fast and easy Coastal Mist table runner tutorial made with the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and GO! dies.
Coastal Mist Table Runner Tutorial
Would you like this online tutorial as an optional PDF that’s optimized for printing without ads? Many readers have requested it. You won’t need to access the internet every time you want to make it – and it takes fewer pages to print.
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If you are looking for more ideas for using the GO! Qube and Companion Dies – you might enjoy some of my previous quilt tutorials.
- Twirling Windmills
- Winter Blues Table Runner
- Purple Shadows Pillow Tutorial
- Rosy Applique Pillow Tutorial
- Chinese Forget Me Not Wall Hanging
- Harrison Rose Table Runner Tutorial
- Crystal Table Topper Tutorial