Sometimes a simple table runner is the perfect thing to freshen up your space. It can add a splash of color, change with the seasons and double as a trivet. They are such a versatile piece of decor.
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
Simple Table Runner
- 6 fat quarters of assorted prints *
- 106″ of contrast binding
- ½ yard backing fabric
- craft size quilt backing
*Not sure what a fat quarter is? Click here to learn all about the magic of this 18” x 22” piece of fabric.
- Cut (2) strips from 5 of the fat quarters 4 1/4” wide. Total of 10 pieces. Angle ruler from one corner to other and cut away to 1 1/2”. Cut (1) strip of each end fabric 9” wide by the length of a fat quarter. Angle ruler from one corner to the other and cut away to size. See diagram.
- Join end pieces and corner pieces as per diagram.
- Trim pieced background to 35 1/2” x 16”.
- Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. The quilt shown was outlined quilted.
- Trim and true up the sides to the final dimension. Attach binding to complete your project. **Tip: Click here for extra help with your binding.
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Not only is this a quick sew project but it is perfect for smaller leftover fabric pieces. Consider switching out the batting for an insulating layer to make a useful heat resistant trivet. There are really so many possibilities with this simple table runner!
Comments & Reviews
Is there a mistake in the diagram above on the 9″ piece? Cut from 4.5″ or 5.5″?
No mistake. Each piece has a different cut away size. Follow the diagram for an easy visual aide. Looking forward to seeing your finished runner!