Shoo Fly and 9 Patch Quilt Block Table Runner

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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.

Shoo Fly table runner with flowers on table

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  • Batik Print – 1/4 yard
  • Cream – 3/4 yard
  • Teal – 1/8 yard (binding)
  • Backing & Batting – 1½ yards each

Cutting Directions

  • 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.

Blocks for the table runner

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.

Shoo Fly table runner all pieced with border

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.

stipple quilting on table runner

Cut (3) 2½-inch teal strips the width of your fabric for the binding. Follow my easy machine binding tutorial to add the binding. I am using the Clover Wonder Clips to hold my binding in place before I do the final stitching.

Adding the binding using clips

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.

Table Runner on new table

This library table is too narrow for the table runner but I thought the shadow play on it was beautiful.

Shadows on the table runner
Table runner with flowers on table

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.

Shoo Fly and 9 Patch table runner on kitchen counter

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!

Mickey and the River Birch tree

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  1. Connie Dear your new table and chairs for dining is lovely and this table runner is gorgeous. You do entice me to try to sew and quilt however I have my heart set on learning to watercolor. Only so much time to devote to hobbies. Mr. Mickey is quite the model these days. Summer Smiles…

  2. Hi
    It seems so strange that your backyard has fences that don’t give you any privacy.
    In new zealand we have 6 foot high fences so no one can see into your property.
    Love your new dining suite.
    Also love all your emails and patterns.
    Mr Micky is very cute. Does he now get a treat for posing for photos.
    Stay safe and well

  3. Another lovely table runner (or topper). It looks so nice on your classy new dining table.
    The colourful pieces look great against the white background.
    So glad that Mr Mickey has settled in well at your new home.

  4. I love your pretty white cabinetry, having a pantry is a necessary isn’t it! Your runner is so fresh and modern looking.

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