This beautiful table runner tutorial is designed by Michelle at Creative Blonde using our fabulous fat quarter pack ‘Vintage Rose Florals’. It’s a must have for any table. I love table runners as they are not as formal as a table cloth but still go some way to protecting your table.
Follow this delightful tutorial, on how to make your very own, this is perfect project for anyone. All of the fabrics for this project are available from our web store.
6 fat quarters – Vintage Rose Florals
1 meter – Dainty Floral in Pink
1 meter – solid white, i’ve used white but you could use any plain solid that coordinates
4 meters – blue bias binding
1.5 meters – 280 Vilene wadding
Gutermann threads – colours 660 and 1292
10” square – heat‘n’bond
From the fat quarter fabrics, cut 19cms (7 ½”) squares
• 5 squares from the solid purple
• 4 squares from small pink rose fabric on cream
• 4 squares from the large rose fabric on cream
• 3 squares from the cream rose on purple – cut in half to make 6 triangles
• Cut the white fabric into 5cms strips by the length of the fabric
• Iron-away marker pen
• Quilters ruler, rotary cutter/scissors
• Iron, 505 spray basting glue
• Cutting mat
• 1” brown wooden button
• Flower template
Finished size: 66cm x 158cm
Making the Table Runner
Begin by adding the white strips to both ends of 3 of the purple squares, then add a different coloured square to this, trim all blocks (width 7 ½”) – see photo for placement.
Add 1 white strip to the ends of the other 2 squares, add a coloured block ,trim all blocks (width 7 ½”)
Add a white strip, followed by the purple triangles to one end of each piece, and one to each end of the centre strips, with RST together, join the pieces together with white strips, and trim the table runner – see photo for placement
Add white strips to the edges, top and bottom, trim corners – see photo for placement
Take your template, number the pieces and trace the pieces onto heat ‘n’ bond
Cut pieces 2,4,6, and 8 petals from the rose on cream fabric, add seam allowance and snip into this, press the seams towards to the middle, and sew to the centre of the table runner, I drew around my template using a ‘clover white marker pen’
Applique each piece, I changed my fabric to the miniature floral for the second row of petals, and used green for the outer row
Baste the top of the quilt onto the wadding, I use 505 temporary basting spray
To make the backing, cut from the 1 metre of Dainty Floral in Pink a piece measuring 44 ½” x 26 ½”, and with RST add a 10” x 18” piece (taken from your remaining fat quarters)to each side, find the centre by folding the table runner and finger pressing. Trim to create the points, and baste to the other side of the wadding, to create your quilt sandwich.
Using the white marker pen, draw around your flower template on the two purple squares ajoining the centre flower, drop the feed dogs on your machine, and change to a quilting foot, and stitch over these lines
Add the blue binding to your table runner, I like to machine sew by binding to the front and fold over and finish with hand sewing, that way no stitches can be seen
Your table runner is complete…
Thanks for reading, happy sewing from Michelle at Creative Blonde
You can also download your pdf tutorial for this project.