Making table runners has to be one of my favorite ways to use quilt blocks for a fast and easy quilt project.
This easy table runner is made using (5) Shoo Fly quilt blocks, (5) 9 Patch quilt blocks, a middle row of rectangles and squares, and a border of the background fabric.
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- Batik Print – 1/4 yard
- Cream – 3/4 yard
- Teal – 1/8 yard (binding)
- Backing & Batting – 1½ yards each
- Batik Print – cut (29) 2½-inch squares
- Batik Print – cut (10) 2 7/8-inch squares (for HSTs)
- Cream – cut (45) 2½-inch squares
- Cream – cut (10) 2 7/8-inch squares (for HSTs)
- Cream – cut (13) 2½-inch x 6½-inch rectangles
Follow the directions in the Shoo Fly quilt block tutorial to make the half-square triangle (HST) blocks.
Make (5) Shoo Fly quilt blocks and (5) 9-Patch quilt blocks using a ¼-inch seam allowance. The quilt blocks will measure 6½ inches. Make 2 rows adding a 2½-inch x 6½-inch rectangle between the blocks.
I decided to also add some sashing and an additional row to make the table runner a little wider.
Sew the (5) 2½-inch x 6½-inch rectangles to (4) 2½-inch squares as shown below.
I also added a border to make the table runner 18″ x 42″. Cut (2) 2½-inch x 38½-inch pieces for the top and bottom and cut (2) 2½-inch x 18½-inch for the sides.
Quilt and Bind
Add your backing and batting to the table runner and quilt as desired. I did a simple free motion meandering on my vintage Singer 15-91.
Shoo Fly and 9 Patch Quilt Block Table Runner
18″ x 42″
We recently bought a new kitchen table that works perfectly in our new house.
This library table is too narrow for the table runner but I thought the shadow play on it was beautiful.
The table runner is a little bit too big for my counter but this way you get a peek at my kitchen. We love having a pantry again.
I mentioned that we bought two 10-foot River Birch Clump trees for our backyard. The other one is behind this one. Mr. Mickey really wasn’t wanting to pose for me but I wanted you to be able to see how big the tree is. The backyard is fenced in, we have trees and now it is time for Bob to build us a deck!
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