Table Runner 101

Posted by administrator on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

In Pieces Table Runner 
Course instructor: Mary of Mary’s Cottage Quilts

mary's table runner (600x400)
Finished Size: 19-1/2” x 35-1/4”

Fabric Requirements: all seams are ¼” unless otherwise specified. Please read all instructions before starting this project.

Sixteen coordinating 5” x 5” Squares
½ yd. light background (goes between pieced rows – referred to as “sashing”)
¾ yd. backing
1/4 yd. binding
1-1/8 yds. ric rack

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Cutting Corners Tutorial
1). Choose sixteen 5” squares and sew them together into two rows of eight squares each. Press.

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2). Cut three strips of light colored fabric 4” x width of fabric. These are your sashing pieces and they go in between the pieced rows.

3). Place sashing between the pieced rows and sew together. Press toward the sashing.

4). Make sure backing fabric is larger the top.  
5).Quilt table runner.

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6). Straighten up edges and cut off excess backing fabric– ONCE YOU HAVE HAD IT QUILTED.
7). Fold table runner in half the long way to find the center and mark with a pin at each end.

8). Using the pins as a guide, place ric rack in middle of table runner and make sure there is about 2 inches of extra ric rack hanging off of each end. 

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9). Sew ric rack to table runner using thread to match the ric rack.

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10). Trim ric rack even with table runner.
11). Cut three strips for binding 2-1/4” x width of fabric. Piece together to make one long binding strip.
12). Bind quilt and you are done

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13). Enjoy your cute new table runner

mary's table runner (600x400)Make another one or two… For cute Easter gifts for quilting friends!

Category: Home Decor


  1. Very cute and great instructions.
    by Sandy Carlson
    November 11th, 2013 at 5:38 p.m.

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