Today we have a new FREE pattern for you! I put this simple table runner together because I really wanted an easy, go to project to make for friends and family. Something that doesn't require a lot of thought or time. This means that my desire to make things for the people I love actually happens! No barriers = a finished gift to give.
The table runner uses a simple rail fence block as inspiration. We've worked out all the math and dimensions for you so we know it works. Just 6 coordinating fat quarters will make the top and binding! (And we'll help you pick those too!)
Quilting doesn't have to be hard. This is my mantra. I firmly believe it and I want you to too! I shared how I kept the baby Strip Quilt quick and easy here.
I'm always looking for ways to make a project quicker and easier. For this one I cut all of my strips on the Sizzix die cutter (Affiliate Link). You can too! Just bring your fabric back to the classroom, give them a spray with Best Press (affiliate link) to stabilize the fabric, and run them through the machine. We'll show you how! You'll be ready to start sewing in minutes!
I made a simple back with 5/8 yard + 1 fat quarter and kept the quilting very simple.
This runner works great for any holiday or for everyday. We are always putting together bundles of 6 fat quarters, so stop in and grab a couple so you can have them on hand when you need them. It will be your new go-to gift for the holidays, birthdays or just because!
Just the details
Finished Size: 16" x 48"
What you need
6 fat quarters for the top & binding
5/8 yard + 1 fat quarter for the back (3 fat quarters works great too)
5/8 yard batting
Not comfortable quilting yet? Not to worry. You can piece the top and then put canvas on the back. Simply cut the canvas to size, layer the top and canvas right sides together, sew leaving a hole on one side, turn right side out, top stitch all the way around the runner.
Update 2/14/19: Valentine's Day Stack it Table Runner
Happy Valentine's Day! I've made a very pink and purple table runner, with the Stack It Pattern - so prepare your eyes!
Sew you wanna know how much time it's going to take?
Under 2 hours for the table runner top
Quilting and binding all depends on the level of detail you are wanting to go. For this project I machine quilted a standard cross block stitch, to make a simple x across each block.
Finished product size: Approximately 16" x 48"
Tips to avoid the dreaded seam ripper:
-None! This project is easy to put together for all sewing levels.
Maybe you don't have fat quarters to use, but plenty of scraps - this could be a fun way to use them up in an afternoon!