Pumpkin Quilt Block and Table Runner Tutorial

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If you like decorating with autumn projects, you’ll like this fast and easy batik table runner. It is the perfect scrap project!

Pumpkin Quilt block and table runner tutorial

It won’t be long before the leaves start changing colors and the days will get cooler.

Pumpkin batik tablerunner and block tutorial DIY

Fall is my favorite time of the year and it is always fun to make a new quilt table runner for the table.

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This is even a quilt project that is Sadie approved! You know I have a hard time getting her to actually look at the camera, this photo is really cute!

Pumpkin batik tablerunner and block tutorial with dog on deck

It is always fun to show a closeup of the simple free motion quilting that I do.

Pumpkin batik tablerunner and block tutorial closeup

8″ x 10″ pumpkin quilt block

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This is a great scrap project! I always cut up the leftovers from any quilt project right away and put them in my scrap drawers. It was so easy to pull out the bin with 2½” squares that I could use for my pumpkin blocks.

Batik Pumpkin Block tutorial scraps of quilt fabrics

Here are the orange squares that I chose to use for my pumpkin block. I have a great stash of batik scraps and love the vibrant oranges!

Batik Pumpkin Block tutorial scraps of orange batik quilt fabrics

I was going to use scraps of neutral batiks but decided I liked the look of the background being the same color and I just happened to have enough 2½” squares for three quilt blocks.

Batik Pumpkin Block tutorial scraps of quilt fabrics for half square triangles using AccuQuilt GO! die

Normally I would cut 2-7/8″ squares for the half square triangle blocks or use my 2″ finished HST AccuQuilt GO! die.. Instead I cut a template from the die.

Since I wanted to use 2½” scrap squares, I cut a template for the half square triangles from cardboard.

You could easily do this by cutting a 2½” square and then draw a line 1/4″ from the diagonal for the seam allowance. Below you can see the small piece you will throw away.

Each block will use four half square triangles of orange and cream.

Batik Pumpkin Block tutorial scraps of quilt fabrics for half square triangles

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Cutting for One Block:

  • 12 – 2½” orange squares
  • 1 – 2½” brown square
  • 2 – 2½” cream squares
  • 2 – 1½” x 2½” cream rectangles
  • 4 – 2½” half square triangles orange/cream

Note: Not using scraps? – Be sure and cut half-square triangles 2 7/8″ and use them for the orange/cream HST squares. Follow the directions below to make the squares.

Make easy half square triangle blocks using these measurements
Batik Pumpkin Block tutorial cutting sizes

Would you like to make the table runner? Just make three pumpkin blocks. I used some yardage for the sashing around the blocks from 2½” strips.

  • scraps of orange and brown
  • 1/8 yard of cream for blocks
  • 3/8 yard of neutral for sashing/border

Or use the same neutral for all – 1/2 yard

Cutting for Pumpkin tablerunner:

  • 6 – 2½” cream squares
  • 6 – 1½” x 2½” cream rectangles
  • 3 – 2½” brown squares
  • 36 – 2½” orange squares


  • Cut 4 – 2½” x 10½” add 2 of them to one block on the 10½” sides
  • Sew the other 2 pumpkin blocks to that piece and then add the last 2 – 2½” x 10½” pieces
  • 2 – 2½” x 32½” pieces
  • Add one to the top of your pumpkin block section and one to the bottom

Add batting and backing and quilt as desired.

Add binding using my easy machine binding tutorial.

Pumpkin Table runner
10″ x 32″

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Batik Pumpkin Quilt block tutorial and table runner

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  1. Wonderful Pumpkin block and table runner. I always love your batik fabrics. Mr. Mickey looks so cute. We are actually having an August Monsoon evening. Awesome August Dear.

  2. Love the pumpkin runner. I’m going to use the exact same theme to make a shopping tote bag for the fall – your orange quilted pumpkin on both sides

  3. Anna Jessie Branch says:

    This pattern was just what I was looking for. I also have lots of batik scraps and I love strong shades of yellow and orange.
    Thanks a bunch. Hi to Mr. Mickey.

  4. Just finishing the table runner, but the it is 14″ish tall, don’t know what I did wrong, but now searching for new backing. What I had worked for 10×32.

  5. Love your baby quilt and the table runners.

    1. Love your baby quilt and table runner.

  6. Grace Compton says:

    Hi Connie,

    Love this pumpkin block! Is it as easy as cutting out the HST in the 2 1/2 square and drawing the diagonal line? I have wanted to try it but have been apprehensive about it. I assume you sew the two HST together to make one finished 2″square?. I really want to try this one. Thank you!

  7. Charlotte says:

    Love the block will dig thru my scraps Connie and make one.Thanks

  8. This is just a perfect table topper! I love pumpkins, I love table toppers, and I love your tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing it! I’m getting my orange scraps out as soon as I am finished typing!

  9. Good Morning Connie! This is a fabulous table runner for the upcoming season. If we EVER get cooler weather – it was 91 yesterday which is just nuts. Anyway, I will PIN this for future reference. Thank you! ~smile~ Roseanne

  10. So cute but I don’t think I have very many orange scraps. Might have to start digging or buy some orange. 😵

  11. Really cute runner, Connie. That template is a good idea. Sadie looks adorable, as usual. 🙂

  12. LINDA HUMPHREY says:

    Thanks for the tip about the HST from 2 1/2″ squares. Never thought of that!
    Please add any other tips for using the Go cutters. I have a Go BIG but I don’t use it nearly enough. I have a strip die but find it faster to cut strips using a ruler. And the 5″, 2 1/2″ ones also unless I’m using scraps.

  13. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Connie; This table topper pattern you have designed is perfect for this season! I look forward to creating one for myself and one for my Mother. I have so missed your daily posts!! Yet, I know how busy you are with upgrading your computer (not sure if that is the true description) and rewriting quite a few of your fantastic patterns and of course the super fun items of life itself! Your picture of Sadie is adorable, she always looks so soft and cuddly. Your tutorial for making the Pumpkin block out of scraps is a fabulous way to go and I especially appreciated the tip you supplied on making the cardboard template. I am off to apply the top and bottom borders today. What are your quilting plans? I do hope that you have a marvelous day!

  14. A very cute table runner! I also cut a lot of 2.5″ squares from scraps.

    An FYI – mediavine is being VERY annoying this morning with the ads on your site. One of them (embedded in the middle of your tutorial) keeps making my screen jump back to the ad when I was trying to scroll through the tutorial. And they don’t give an option to close the ad.