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Are you looking for a beautiful table runner and matching placemats for your table? This is a quilt project that would look neat on your table at Christmas!
Quilted Holiday Table Runner Tutorial
I used beautiful Christmas fabrics to create a table runner and placemats that will be perfect for the holidays.
The floral print used on the back of the runner and placemats can make these reversible.
The finished size of the table runner is 18 x 40 inches and starts with three 10-inch blocks.
The placemats are 12 x 16 inches
- ¼ yard dark red
- ¼ yard dark red print
- ¼ yard dark green
- ¼ yard dark green print
- 1-yard cream
- Scraps of 4 or 5 other coordinating fabrics that are at least 3-inches wide for border
- Binding – 1 yard of fabric
- Backing – 1½ yards Christmas print
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Make 2 blocks with red as the main color and 1 block with green as the main color.
Cut the following for each red block – make 2
- A – Cut 5 – 3 inch squares – Green
- B – Cut 32 – 1 ¾ inch squares of Cream
- C – Cut 6 – 1 ¾ x 3 inches – Dark Red
- D – Cut 6 – 1 ¾ x 3 inches – Light Red
- E – Cut 6 – 1 ¾ inch squares – Light Red
- F – Cut 4 – 1 ¾ inch squares – Light Red
- G – Cut 2 – 1 ¾ inch x 6 ¾ inch – Dark Red
Cut the following for the green block – make 1
- A – Cut 5 – 3 inch squares – Dark Red
- B – Cut 32 – 1 ¾ inch squares of Cream
- C – Cut 6 – 1 ¾ x 3 inches – Dark Green
- D – Cut 6 – 1 ¾ x 3 inches – Light Green
- E – Cut 6 – 1 ¾ inch squares – Light Green
- F – Cut 4 – 1 ¾ inch squares – Light Green
- G – Cut 2 – 1 ¾ inch x 6 ¾ inch – Dark Green
Sew with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Start out with the (5) 3-inch blocks (A) and add the cream (B) 1 3/4 inch corners as shown.
Stitch diagonally on each square as shown, clip and press.
Each block uses 5 of these.
Continue adding the corner pieces to the 1 ¾ x 3-inch pieces. Look at the diagram to see which way the angle goes. There are also 2 – 1 ¾ inch x 6 ¾ inch pieces.
Here are the piece laid out for part of the block. You will make 2 of these.
This is the center of the block.
Continue piecing together. Follow the diagram for placement.
The final three sections. Piece the rows together, each block should measure 10½-inches unfinished.
Make 2 of the red blocks.
Table Runner Border:
Add (4) – 1½ x 10½ cream pieces between the blocks
Add (2) – 1 ½ x 34 ½ cream borders to the top and bottom
Cut 2½-inch squares – 24 cream and 26 assorted prints.
Add (6) 2 ½ inch squares to each side using (2) cream squares and (4) assorted print squares as shown.
Add (19) 2½-inch squares to each long side using (10) cream squares and (9) assorted prints as shown.
For the final border cut and add:
2 – 1 ½ inch x 16 ½ inch strips
2 – 1 ½ x 40 inch strips
Quilt as desired:
Binding – cut 3 strips 2 ½ inches by the width of the fabric. Bind as desired.
Make 4 placemats 12 x 16 inches.
Cut 2 ½ squares: 24 cream and 24 assorted prints
Make 6 rows of 8 squares.
Add your backing to the quilt pieces and quilt as desired.
Binding: cut 2 1/2 inch strips the width of the fabric. 3 strips will bind two placemats using my binding tutorial.
Here is how it looks if you just want to see the backside.
Tis the Season Table Runner Tutorial
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What a lovely table runner and placemat design perfect for the holidays, yet a versatile design that would work throughout the year. Great tutorial too. Thank you so much for sharing.
This is so pretty and cheerful, Connie!! Thanks for the tutorial!
I love this design. Thanks for the tutorial.
Oh Connie – beautiful placemats and table runner. Thank you so much for sharing!
We hope you enjoy the Christmas holidays with family and friends!
Thanks so much for the beautiful table runner and placemat patterns! They are gorgeous!! Hope your Thanksgiving was special and your Christmas is especially fun and eventful!! Blessings!!
Absolutely must get back to sewing and I think this went to the head of the line! I looks like you tied pretty bows! Your directions make it so easy to follow!
If you walked my way and I walked yours – our dogs would meet in a couple days – they can really put on the miles! Keeps me out of the cookie jar (but not the pumpkin pie!)
Another amazing project — thanks Connie.
All those little pieces in bright colours make a beautiful table setting.
Glad to hear Mr Mickey is enjoying his daily walks. What an amazing little fellow.
Kind regards …