Oasis Table Runner

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Quilted table runners are always on our table and I just finished my Oasis table runner.

Oasis Table Runner

When I design a table runner, I usually have a specific place that I plan on using it. I don’t have these colors in my room so I am sure I’ll be gifting this table runner to someone else. This could easily be made bigger by adding larger borders or even adding another row to the width.

Quilted Oasis table runner on coffee table

Dining Room or Kitchen Table Runner

This would also be a nice size for a dining room or kitchen table. Our area is really part of the kitchen just divided by a counter with a small sitting room next to it which is where Rusty and I watch television at night.

Oasis table runner on dining room table

19-inch x 42-inch Table Runner

The table runner is approximately 19″ x 42″ and would fit on most kitchen tables.

Oasis table runner on table in kitchen

Oasis Fabric Collection

The Oasis strip set is part of the Winter 2023 collection from Island Batik. I also used the basic batik Walnut for the sashing and borders. The fabrics are really beautiful in this collection.

Oasis table runner in living room on coffee table

Oasis Table Runner and Quilt

I made an Oasis striped baby quilt as my Island Batik March Challenge project. Obviously this doesn’t go well with my red leather couch but I wanted to show both quilt projects to you. This is actually Rusty’s couch and he has his own quilt and pillows.

Oasis table runner and baby quilt on couch


Little Rusty is always ready to pose for me anymore but he constantly moves his head so he is a little blurry but so cute.

Dog on the table runner

Quilting on my Longarm

I had a quilt on my longarm that wasn’t as wide as the backing fabric. When I finished quilting it I decided to wait and place something on the extra batting and backing. I guess that is when I decided to make the Oasis table runner. I carefully rolled the finished quilt back to the beginning and added my table runner. I am happy to say that I didn’t get a fold in my backing!

Quilting the table runner on my longarm

How to make the Oasis Table Runner

I am still working on the pattern for the Oasis quilt, in fact I am in the process of finishing a larger quilt. Be sure to read my post about the Oasis baby quilt. I had this piece of fabric leftover which is what I used to cut the strips for the table runner.

Here is a condensed version of how to make the table runner. I never cut my sashing/border strips until I measure the piece I am adding them to.

  • Sew (20) – 2½-inch strips together
  • Cut (2) 6-inch strips from this
  • Cut (1) 4-inch strip from this
  • Brown Batik – cut (4) 1½-inch x 40½-inch strips
  • Brown Batik – cut (2) 1½-inch x 19-inch strips
Diagram of cutting the table runner strips
  • Sew the pieces together with a 1/4-inch seam allowance
  • The 4-inch piece – add a 1½-inch brown strip to each side
  • Rotate the 6-inch pieces and add to this
  • Add the side pieces and then the top and bottom pieces

Leftover Fabric

I still have a pretty good size piece leftover after making the baby quilt and table runner. I’m not sure what I will make with it, placemats or a bag? Here is a sneak peek at the larger quilt I am making.

Leftover fabric and a sneak peek at my next quilt

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  1. Rusty always looks so happy claiming your work…lol. Very beautiful colors and looks very easy and quick.Thanks for sharing your talents with us

  2. Absolutely beautiful!

  3. Iêda Maria João says:

    Lindo corredor de mesa.
    Seleção de cores fantásticas, bem como o nome da coleção.”Oásis”.

  4. The table runner is beautiful – love the colors!

  5. Marcia Wark says:

    Your oasis table runner is gorgeous!! Those are the colors in my living room and it would go perfectly with my decor.

  6. That’s really pretty, Connie. Those colors are gorgeous. I like the large quilt on the frame too.

  7. Robyn Lidstone - Australia says:

    Thanks for showing this lovely Oasis Table Runner and small quilt. All the colours blend nicely and the piecing is not complicated (for a beginner like me).
    I can see how this design could be a quilt in various sizes.
    Thanks for sharing more of your quilting expertise and instructions – always appreciated.

  8. Suzanne Jolivette says:

    These are great. And so colorful

  9. Vicki in MN says:

    I love both of your projects!

  10. Patti Ziegler says:

    Love your Oasis runner and quilt! Thank you for including the instructions. Loòk forward to your tutorials every week.

  11. Another lovely table runner creation. Also enjoyed the pics of the snow- great to look at, but don’t want any in our area. Winter just doesn’t want to go away in Iowa!