Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fall Table Runner

I've got another August crafty goal finished. :) I thought this would take me longer than it did, but just a couple hours of sewing and it's all done. Finished the runner is about 27 inches long and 9 inches wide.

This table runner is for my mom (so mom if you're reading I hope you like it!). I bought some coordinating fat quarters at JoAnn's a little while ago and had originally planned to make napkins out of them. When I showed my mom she asked if I could make her a little table runner instead. I figured sure, why not.

So, I made three 9 inch finished blocks. The two on the outer edges are a 9 patch block with some green fabric I had in my stash. The middle block is just one big 9 inch piece of fabric. The fabric already looked really scrappy with different pictures on it, so I kept it as one big swatch instead of cutting it up for a 9 patch block too. I think it works. I just had to fussy cut things a little bit to get it to look right and not be too off center.

For the quilting, I just echoed the seams of the 9 patch and carried that through the large center block. Then I finished it off with more of the green fabric for the binding. I had thought about putting a border on it, but I thought that would make it too large. My mom has a smaller table, so this should fit well on it without being awkwardly large.

For the back, I pieced the remainder of the flower fat quarter with some side strips of the scrappy fat quarter. So, all in all I think it took me about 3.5 hours to go from start (ironing the fat quarters and cutting) to finish (tying off the binding). So, one more goal finished and a nice fall project to give to my mom. :)

Happy crafting!


  1. Very nice. I'm sure your mom will love it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Pretty fabric. Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Fun runner! I love having simple seasonal runners to put around the house. I also take them to school to add to a little table in the gals restroom and add them to bookshelves in my classroom.


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