The Mini Scattered is a great pattern for a table runner. With only one 5-inch charm pack and an accent fabric, you can have a beautiful quilt project in no time at all!
This is the table runner I started before Christmas and made a mistake with the border strips.
You always want to measure your quilt project before adding borders or in this case, a narrow sash. Measure both sides and in the middle and cut your strips an average of those amounts. For example, if one side is 38-inches and the other is 38¼-inches and the center is 38 1/8-inches, I would cut the pieces 38 1/8-inches.
What you do not want to do is what I did. I got in a hurry – I just added the border strip and didn’t measure it. To make things worse, I did all four sides. When I was finished, it was very obvious that the strips were too long. My table runner had borders with waves in them.
The only thing you can do is remove them. Thank goodness for a seam ripper!
Yesterday I finished the table runner and here it is with this cute gnome cookie jar my daughter got me for Christmas.
17″ x 40″
What is so neat about the Mini Scattered quilt pattern is that you can make a variety of different quilt projects. For this table runner, I pieced a couple of rows and brought them upstairs to see how big I wanted to make my table runner.
4 rows of 10 blocks made a table runner that was approximately 17-inches x 40-inches and perfect for our table.
I also have enough quilt blocks left for one more project! I think a pillow is what I’ll make.
This Mini Scattered table runner with go in our kitchen and be used most of the time on our table. We got our first snow yesterday, winter is here!
I used a medium-dark brown thread for my free motion quilting. Sometimes I just quilt on the sashing but this time I just did a simple stipple quilt design.
I also had enough blocks left to make a table topper, be sure and check out my Mini Scattered table topper post.
Here is the Mini Scattered wall hanging that I recently shared with you.
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