I’ve been on a sewing kick ever since I started this blog, but even more so since I made my first quilt. This Christmas, I really wanted to make my family a gift. When I stumbled across Diary of a Quilter’s tutorial for a Quilted Table Runner, I knew it was the perfect gift!
- One large piece of back fabric in the desired size of your table runner. Mine was about a yard long and a foot wide.
- One piece of batting that is slightly smaller than your back fabric
- Strips of fabric in various widths. I chose four different patterns of varying sizes:
- Green: Two 6″x 12″, Two 3″x12″
- White: Two 2″x12″, Two 3″x12″
- Polka Dot: Two 6″x12″, Two 3″x12″
- Striped: Four 3″x12″
- A sewing machine
- Thread to match
- Basting pins/straight pins
- Lay out your back fabric, right side down. Then, place your batting over top. Iron the two together to create a slight bond. I chose to pin these together on the edges with basting pins.
- Lay out your fabric strips in your desired pattern. I chose to take a picture of it so I could remember exactly how I wanted it to look. Leave the center strip and make two piles, one for either side of the center.
- Take the strip to the right of your center strip and line them up on the right edge, right sides together. Pin and sew on the right side with a 1/4 inch inseam. Open up and press.
- Repeat step three until you reach the end of your right side. Then, repeat to the left.
- Optional: Quilt straight lines or a design over your table runner.
- Cut off any excess fabric around the edges.
- Finish by binding the edges, using this tutorial. (I’m terrible with binding!)
Here’s what the reverse looks like:
And that’s all there is to it! Simple, but yet it makes an impact. Gotta love practical, quick, pretty crafts!
What are you making this holiday? Only 10 more days!