Winter Blues Table Runner Tutorial for AccuQuilt GO! Qube

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Looking for another fast and easy table runner to make?

This can be made using the AccuQuilt GO! cutter or keep reading and I also have directions so you can cut the fabric pieces with a ruler,  rotary cutter and mat.

Winter Blues Table Runner Tutorial for AccuQuilt GO! Qube

Winter Blues Tablerunner tutorial

Today I am sharing another fast and easy table runner tutorial.

AccuQuilt Winter Blues table runner tutorial

It would be perfect for the holidays! This is the Winter Blues table runner featuring the 12″ GO! Qube and also the new 12″ Companion Set. This could easily be made with any of the AccuQuilt GO! Qubes and your size will just be a little smaller.

Notice the big, beautiful tree in the background – yep, I took this picture a couple of days before we lost it. Can you see that our steps are tied to the tree and are floating in the water? When the tree fell, the rope broke and our steps floated downriver. Goodbye tree…..and steps! (Edit: this is an updated post).

AccuQuilt Winter Blues table runner on deck rail

Winter Blues
12″ x 36″

AccuQuilt Winter Blues table runner with Christmas bells

Let’s get started!

Note: If you don’t have an AccuQuilt Fabric cutter, you can find the directions to cut and make this table runner without using it.

Winter Greens Easy Christmas Table Runner Tutorial

GO! Fabric Cutter: GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S) or GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! Cutting Dies:

Materials Needed:

  • Cream – fat quarter
  • Dark Blue– fat quarter
  • Medium Blue – 1/2 yard (includes binding)
  • Light Blue – fat quarter
  • Blue print – fat quarter
  • Batting
  • Backing

Cutting Instructions:

  • Cut 24 – Cream #5 Half Square Triangles (HST)
  • Cut 6 – Dark Blue #9 Chisel
  • Cut 12 – Medium Blue #4 Quarter Square Triangles (QST)
  • Cut 6 – Light Blue #8 Rectangles
  • Cut 6 – Medium Blue #5 Half Square Triangles
AccuQuilt GO! Qube dies used in table runner

Assembly: Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Sew the cream half square triangles to the medium blue quarter square triangles following the diagram below. 

Make 12 of these.

AccuQuilt Winter Blues table runner tutorial sewing blocks

Sew 6 half square triangles to 6 of the dark blue chisel pieces.

Look at the photo below, this is what I really, really like about the AccuQuilt Go dies! It is so fast and easy to match up sections!

AccuQuilt Winter Blues table runner tutorial sewing sections

Add 6 of the light blue rectangles to the left side of the chisel half-square triangle unit. Make 6 of each unit.

AccuQuilt Winter Blues table runner tutorial sewing sections

Join both of these units as shown in the diagram below.

AccuQuilt Winter Blues table runner tutorial sewing sections completed
AccuQuilt Winter Blues table runner tutorial sewing sections completed

Continue to join the units and make the blocks for the table runner.

AccuQuilt Winter Blues table runner tutorial sewing sections completed

Add your batting and backing and quilt as desired. Bind your table runner.

I hope you have enjoyed the Winter Blues Table Runner, I also made this a little differently called Winter Greens that you will like.

Rotary Cutting Directions

So many of you emailed asking for directions to rotary cut the pieces for this table runner. Here are the instructions.

Use a ¼” seam allowance

Winter Blues Table Runner Tutorial

Difficulty: Easy Rotary cutting directions for the Winter Blues Table Runner


  • ¼ yard Cream batik
  • ¼ yard Light blue batik
  • ¼ yard Light blue print batik
  • ¼ yard Dark blue batik
  • ¼ yard Blue print batik
  • ½ yard each – batting & backing
  • ¼ yard color of your choice for binding


  • Rotary mat and rotary cutter
  • Ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron


Use a ¼” seam allowance

Step One:

  1. Light Blue – cut six – 3½” x 6½” pieces.
  2. Dark Blue – cut six – 3½” x 6½” pieces
  3. Blue Print – cut six – 3½” squares for corners
  4. Use the following diagram to sew the squares to the rectangles. Make six.

Add the light blue rectangle to the right side. Make six.

block sections

Step Two Flying Geese:

  1. Light Blue Print cut (12) – 3½” x 6½” pieces
  2. Cream – (24) 3½” squares for flying geese corners
  3. Use the following diagram to sew the flying geese blocks

Step Three:

Use the following diagram to piece each block. Make 3 blocks and sew them together in a row.

Step Four:

Piece your rows together

Quilt rows

Quilt and bind your table runner.

AccuQuilt Winter Blues table runner on deck bench

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  1. I appreciate the specific instructions for using AccuQuilt. I have one and like that your pattern uses it.

  2. I just wanted to tell you how very much I enjoy your newsletter. Your style of quilting is exactly what I like! Thank you for all of the inspiration and encouragement! Have a blessed day.

  3. Still doing baby quilt – but when I saw this I thought maybe I should make a couple as “housewarming” gifts. Not many people moving in this weather but there is always the spring influx of new neighbors. Love hearing about all your furry friends. Thanks

    1. What a great idea for a housewarming gift Joan! I want to move by you!

  4. Terry Ginter says:

    Thank you so much for the rotary cut instructions for your beautiful winter blue table runner. It will be my next project.

  5. Thank you sooooo much for taking the time to write instruction for the rotary cutting instructions. I’m looking forward to making one. Thanks again. Blessings. Diane

  6. Connie, thank you for quickly sending the rotary directions!

  7. Thanks Connie for the rotary directions. This is definitely on my To Do list. It is so pretty!

  8. I would love the rotary cutter directions. Thank you for all your wonderful emails.
    And Merry Christmas! I hope you have a blessed one.

  9. Yes, please. I would like rotary cutting instructions. The table runner is beautiful!

  10. Yes, I would like rotary cutter instructions. Thanks.

  11. Paulette Tubbs says:

    Rotary Cutter instructions, PLEASE for winter blues table runner!
    Sorry that you lost that beautiful tree. We have an old oak which we are watching now losing most of it’s leaves.
    We have had arborist looking at it and they say it’s still alive possible root problems. This is like losing a member of the family.

  12. Rotary cutting directions would be great! I’d love to make a couple of these for a party coming up. Thanks for all the wonderful patterns you create and share!

  13. Yes, I would love the rotary cut instructions. Your table runner in the blues is beautiful.

  14. Louise A Johnson says:

    The runnwr is really lovely. Yes I would like the rotary cutter directions please. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  15. nancy Seitz says:

    Love tablerunner. Yes, I will use rotory cutting. I hoped to figure it out, but your directions will be very welcome.

  16. Judy Carter says:

    What a lovely winter table runner. Perfect for January. Yes, please, I would love the rotary cutter instructions.

  17. jadams5088 says:

    I would like the rotary directions also please. Thanks!

  18. Love all your patterns. Thank you so much for your willingness to share. Yes, can I please have the rotary cutting directions. THANK YOU AGAIN

  19. Kathy Lute says:

    Your pattern is beautiful and love the blues. Please send me directions for the rotary pattern. Thank you

  20. Dorothy M Behl says:

    Rotary cut instructions please and thank you

  21. I would be interested in making this table runner using just rotary cutting directions please.

  22. Julie sweere says:

    I would love this table runner pattern for rotary cutting so I can make it. Thank you!

  23. MaryLou Freund says:

    Yes please, can we get rotary cutting directions

  24. Winter Blues very special to me right now. Definitely need the rotary method. Merry Christmas to you and all

  25. Yes, I would like the rotary instructions too. Thanks.

  26. Yes please rotary cutter instructions..

  27. Sharon Runyan says:

    Love the table runner. So sorry about your tree. We lost a tree at our church a couple of years ago that was over 100 years old.
    I would also like the pattern using rotary cutter
    Thank you

  28. Jackie Malone says:

    I, too, would love rotary cutter measurements / instructions. Thank you for the free design. If possible, I would like to whip up a few for Christmas.

    Thank you
    Jackie M.

  29. Yvonne Morman says:

    I would love the rotary cutting directions. I enjoy getting your newsletters and e-mails.

    1. Many thanks for all the free patterns and your kitty and snow photos. Love it.
      Thales care.

  30. Deb Guagliardo says:

    I would like rotary cutting direction for Winter blues please.

  31. Nora Brofford says:

    I would really like the rotary cutter instructions. It is a beautiful table runner. . I only have a smaller Accue Quilt. Thank you ! Merry Christmas !

  32. That is so pretty, Connie. The icy blues are perfect for winter. Seeing this makes me realize that I really need to use blues more.

    One always hates to loose a beautiful tree like that. It takes so many years to replace one.

  33. Gail Brown says:

    Yes please. i would like rotary cutter instructions.

  34. Diane Doppelhammer says:

    I love the blue table runner too. Every room in my house has blue in it somewhere. I also would love the cutting instructions. Thank you! I love all your tutorials!

  35. I haven’t gotten around to getting a cutting machine, so the rotary cutter 8… instructions would be great! Thank you…

  36. I love the Winter Blues table runner, but prefer the rotary cutter directions. Thank you!

  37. Terry Ginter says:

    I love the winter blue table runner, and would truly love a rotary cut pattern. Thank you for all the patterns you have shared with your readers. They are all so well done. Merry Christmas1

  38. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    Beautiful table runner!! I would love to have the rotary cutting instructions!! I am so sorry you lost your beautiful tree and steps. Steps aren’t too hard to replace, but that tree was irreplaceable!! Isn’t that the tree you used for photo-ops? You will get used to having a grander view of the river now!! Glad the damage wasn’t worse.

  39. So sorry you lost your beauiful tree and your steps. Lovely Icy Blue Table Runner. Of course I would love a rotary cutting tutorial from you. I need all the improvement I can get…for when I can get back to sewing. December Magic Dear…

  40. Love the table runner. And yes please, I’d appreciate a rotary cutter tutorial. Thanks.

      1. Jan Lewis says:

        I would like rotary cutter directions for the WinterBlues Table Runner, love the pattern you made for this project. Your little Sadie is so sweet, brings back fond memories of my baby Sadie who is waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge

  41. I am so sorry to hear about that beautiful tree. Trees provide so much comfort to all. I had no idea that the river would be raging at this time of year, anytime you can orivide the measurements would be great as I don’t have any cutting machines except me.

  42. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Connie, Sorry that you had to loose that beautiful tree and your steps. Were you all laughing as it happened or just kind of stunned? These are some of the events in our lives that help make some great memories. Your table runner tutorial/pattern today is lovely and I hope by next year I can make many of your patterns. I am still trying to get my tops basted to a background and quilted to add extra space to store items on or in. LOL. I also love the colors in this fabric you chose to use. It reminds me of the early snowfalls and ice formations that would occur when I lived in Wyoming. Thank you so much for sharing! I hope that you have a fantastic day!

  43. Alesha Klein says:

    Beautiful table runner. I’m so sorry that you lost your beautiful tree, but thank God your family is safe. Little Sadie sure is a cutie, glad she is on the mend.

  44. With my love of fabrics and all colors of blue this is BLUEtiful. It has a Winter Frost look to it and I love it. Too sad your steps went with the tree. Lovely Rainy Bliss Today…

  45. So pretty! The colors are lovely. I know you miss your tree.

  46. I saw this on their blog and it looked great (a few pics got way skewed on my phone though) love your colors too! (oh and is there a way where your comment thingy is at the bottom instead of at the top of the post? I’m just a creature of habit) oh and congrats on the feedstop reader thing!!

    1. Sally Dea says:

      No blues…. here… love this.. Blue is my fav… so pretty.

  47. Another lovely table runner! Looks like snow and ice colors.

    It’s so sad to think the tree is gone. It looked like such a lovely spot to relax. We lost a big tree just outside our kitchen window about 5 years ago during a storm. We stood in the window and watched it lean, lean further, and then just fall (luckily missing the house). We replanted the biggest new tree we could afford and that red maple is looking wonderful as it grows.

  48. Very pretty. It must be hard to look at those photos now without the tree.

  49. Lori Smanski says:

    this is very pretty. I love the colors you put together
    sorry to hear about your tree and steps. Such a pretty tree it was.