Spicy Spiral Table Runner Quilted

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 Summertime is the perfect time to use the quilted Spicy Spiral table runner on the deck with my fun dishes from the Dollar Store.

Spicy Spiral Table runner on deck table all quilted

I finished up both quilted Spicy Spiral table runners and this one is my favorite.

If you missed my first post where I put the Spicy Spiral table runner together, be sure and take a look.

Spicy Spiral table runner quilted

When it comes to backing, I like to find fabrics on sale and use that. I also used Warm & Natural for the batting.

Spicy Spiral table runner showing the orange backing

Closeup of the quilting, on this one I just used a Glide yellow thread throughout. I also changed the quilting on every other color in the table runner.

Closeup of quilting on green sections of table runner

The yellow thread worked perfectly on all of the fabrics.

Closeup of quilting on orange sections of table runner

Here is the second one I made, I hope my daughter likes it.

Spicy Spiral with blue and pink added

For this one, I changed the thread color to match each fabric which was a little more work but worth it. I also used Auriful 50wt threads.


A little pink and orange print on the back.

Pink backing on the table runner

I wanted to share a couple of photos of the back of the Spicy Spiral table runner. Here I have it laid out on the backing that I will use.

Looking at the back of the table runner pieces

Next, I cut the Warm & Natural batting for the table runner. The directions in the pattern are excellent and I really enjoyed making both of the table runners. Don’t forget to read my first post about the Spicy Spiral Table Runner.

This isn’t my quilt pattern but the link to get it is below.

Spicy Spiral Table Runner Pattern

cutting the batting for the table runner

There isn’t a lot of waste when you make this runner but you know me……I’ve got to use up every last little teeny, tiny piece. I now have 6 little mug rugs all pieced and ready to quilt using the leftovers. These will make great little gifts to have on hand.

Spicy Spiral table runner on table

Fog on the river – it was just in front of our house and looked spooky! It was hot and muggy and we had just had some rain. My bell is still in the water……hopefully the river will start going down soon.

Fog on the Mississippi River

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  1. Wow! They are just fabulous. i know that you both will enjoy them.

  2. Wow I love those runners!

  3. They both turned out fabulous. They teach this runner as a class at my local quilt shop so now I guess I'm going to have to go to it and make one myself!

  4. Terry Johnson says:

    Love your Spicy Spiral table runners. I have made quite of few of these myself. They are quick and fun. They look difficult but really just more about the time it takes to cut them out. Sewing goes quickly. Love the bright summery colors.

  5. Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio says:

    I really like the spicy spiral that is your favorite one too. They are both just beautiful Connie.

  6. Both of your Spicy Spirals turned out just lovely! The colorful plates that you found look wonderful and the scrappy mug rugs are just adorable! You did a great job!

  7. The quilting on both of the table runners is fabulous. There's so much wonderful texture. You really don't waste a thing. The mug rugs are really cute.

  8. One of these days I'm getting that ruler and pattern! They turned out so pretty! And that hot and muggy misty atmosphere outside your house? If I were standing on your deck, you could watch my hair curl!!

  9. vernagrace says:

    I love your first one and I love this pattern, it is so fun to make!!

  10. These are both so bright and cheery! Isn't the spicy spiral so much fun?? I could make them all day!

  11. Lorna McMahon says:

    Both runners are super fun! What a fabulous design. Your daughter will be pleased. Gotta love those cute mug rugs, too. Good to see you are on a 'roll' (of Warm and Natural), Connie!

  12. Cheri, the Quilting Nanny says:

    Very nice and totally unique pattern for a table runner…or instaed of a table runner!

  13. They look good all quilted up! I dare say, I have the exact same patio table as you! And we've had it awhile.

  14. Amy, a redeemed sheep says:

    They are both wonderful!! I love the splash of red in the second one. So pretty!

  15. Jessica Weleski says:

    What a fun shape for a runner. It's nice to see something outside of the box.

  16. Createology says:

    Your Spiral table runner is sew beautiful. I love how it looks like a party happening. Absolutely excellent use of the "scraps" to make fun mug rugs. Creative Spiral Bliss…

  17. Kati from Kati's Quilting says:

    They both came out beautiful, Connie! I love how you quilted each rows differently.

  18. Hilary Florence says:

    These are really eye catching Connie – the colours of the first are very fresh and citrus – and go so well with the plates! The second looks perfect for a little girl. Very original

  19. Oh my how neat is that! They look like so much work too! They turned out really nice. 🙂

  20. Vicki in MN says:

    They are both great but I do love yours best 🙂

  21. Wow those are really something!

  22. I've not seen something like this before, and I love it! So colorful and so interesting!

  23. MooseStashQuilting says:

    It turned out fabulous! And what a great summer runner!

  24. Podunk Pretties says:

    Okay I'll admit I've never like this style of runner, they look like slugs to me. But with these bright colors it looks great! I may need to make one now! Love your table, so festive and summery. Funny how color makes all the difference in the world.

  25. DianeLoves2Quilt says:

    Your runners are gorgeous. I have made these too and they are fun. I however was not nearly as creative in my quilting. Now that I’ve seen what you’ve done I’d like to go back and make more. I will try your batting choice. One of mine was too puffy.

  26. Beautiful table runners.
    I would be a little afraid if I had the water that close…… ?
    Hope it will go down shortly.

  27. Quiltineering says:

    Love the quilting on the runner! What a beautiful piece!

  28. Kevin the Quilter says:

    How absolutely inviting these look! Great job Connie! I didn't realize the river was that high up in your neck of the woods? The river here is in pretty good shape right now.

  29. thread_bunny says:

    These are beyond gorgeous! Love the movement, the bright colors, and the dramatic quilting!

  30. ChristaQuilts says:

    This is super cool! I love all the movement it has!

  31. Sally Hurley says:

    The first runner is my favorite. I kind of liked the unfinished look, but now that it's quilted and bound it's so stunning!

  32. Paula @ Sewy Stuff says:

    Love these runners! If your daughter doesn't like hers, I'll send you my address! 🙂

  33. They look great! I have this runner on my to do list. You have inspired me to pick out my fat quarters!
    Love what you did with the leftovers too.