Are you looking for a fast and easy table runner for the holidays? The Serendipity Table Runner Tutorial might be just what you are looking for. If you don’t decorate with red and green or blues and whites for the holidays, you will enjoy this tutorial. The batiks I used are from Island Batik.
It isn’t very big and can be made in no time at all using the GO! Qube Specialty Set – Serendipity by Edyta Sitar.
Serendipity Table Runner
Finished size: 13″ x 26″
Don’t have a AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter? – You could still follow the tutorial and make Quarter Square Triangles using a template, it is much faster with the AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter.
I used the following to make the table runner.
GO! Fabric Cutter:
GO! Cutting Dies:
GO! Qube Specialty Set – Serendipity by Edyta Sitar Dies used: 55750 Quarter Square Triangle – 1 11/16″ finished square and 55749 Square – 1 11/16″ finished square
GO! Strip Cutter-1″, 1 1/2″, 2″ with Angled Guidelines #55164
Materials Needed: I used batiks from Island Batik
- Cream print – 1 fat quarter for the squares
- Cream – scraps of assorted neutrals for quarter square triangles
- Brown – 1 fat quarter for the quarter square triangles
- Tan – 1/3 yard (includes binding)
- Backing 18″ x 30″
- Batting 18″ x 30″
- Cut 62 assorted cream quarter square triangles
- Cut 62 brown quarter square triangles
- Cut 36 cream print squares
Cutting the quarter square triangles
Using the die to cut the squares
Stitch the quarter square triangles
When you use the AccuQuilt dies, it is so easy to match up your pieces. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, complete 36 quarter square triangle sections.
When you use the AccuQuilt dies, it is so easy to match up your pieces. The blocks are teeny tiny….they finish at 1 11/16 inch square.
You will combine these with the squares to create 9-patch blocks.
Make a 9-patch block.
Make 4 blocks that use (5) quarter square triangles and 4 blocks that use (4) quarter square triangles.
Sew 4 sets of 2 blocks together – one block has 5 QSTs and one block has 4 QSTs.
Cut three – 1 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ sashing strips to separate your blocks. I auditioned a cream and a tan and liked the tan the best. Sew them to the blocks.
Cut two 2″ x 23 1/2″ strips and two 2″ x 13″ for the borders. Sew the long strips on first and then the short ones. Always measure your piece before cutting your borders in case you have to adjust a little.
Add your backing and batting and quilt and then bind.
I did some simple free-motion stippling using my vintage Singer sewing machine and Aurifil thread #2340. Looks like I’m getting low on that color, I used it a lot with brown and neutral fabrics.
Add the right accent and you can have a table runner that fits perfectly with any holiday.
I hope you have enjoyed this fast and easy mini table runner tutorial. I also made a wall hanging using the GO! Qube Specialty Set – Serendipity by Edyta Sitar and you can see the tutorial for that here.
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