Sunday, 8 June 2014

Christmas Table Runner

This table runner came together very, very quickly and  I am pleased because it means I can make them as little gifts at Christmas without having to stress (too much).   It is made using 16  2.5 "x 10" strips.

I have a '12 days of Christmas' Layer Cake by Kate McRostie from Windham Fabrics and you can make this runner using only 4 pieces of fabric if you wished.  I used the full selection.


  • 16 x 2.5" x 10" strips in Christmas colours
  • 11 Further 2.5" strips to make the binding
  • 14" x 36" piece of backing fabric and the same size batting
  • Small quantity of scrap fabric for the boarder
  • Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Bobby pins (to hold binding in place - they are less painful than pins)

Finished Size

12.5" x 33"


Laying out the cut strips (this is for 2 runners)
  • Cut each piece of layer cake into 4 x 2.5" strips.

  • Arrange the pieces

  • Chain piece the strips together.  ie: sew strips 1 & 2 together and without taking the fabric out or cutting the thread, sew strips 3 & 4 together until all the strips have been joined.

  • Press the seams and then join each of the double strips together.

    Adding the border
  • Continue in this manner until you have one large piece of the strips of fabric.

  • Add the border fabric - (2" strip)

  • Join the top of the quilt to the batting and backing fabric and quilt.  I quilted a quarter inch in from each seam and twice around the border

    Bobby pins are perfect for holding
     the binding in place
  • The binding was made by joining the eleven 2.5" x 10" strips together to form a continuous piece of colourful christmas fabric.

  • Press the binding fabric in half (wrong sides together) and, with right sides facing, join to the quilt.

  • Hand stitch the binding on the rear of the quilt.

Happy Quilting (still far too early to be wishing anyone a Merry Christmas - it's only June)


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  1. This is a great pattern for a scrappy table runner. I am going to try it. Thank you for sharing....pinned.

    1. Thanks Kathi - love the idea of making a scrappy table runner!

  2. Your table runner is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.

  3. What are the dimensions for cutting the border pieces? I am trying to make 16 of these and can't figure out the size for the border. Thank you. This is a wonderful and quick pattern

    1. Hello,
      16!! That's a lot of quilting :-)

      I used 2 x (34" x 2.5") strips for the long side borders which I added first and then I used 2 x (15" x 2.5") strips for the smaller top and bottom borders. I did not mitre them so it becomes a very quick project. Hope this helps. Louise

    2. Thank you so much! I have sewn together all of the strips, so now I'm moving onto the border and binding. Thank you so much for the dimensions! It's a beautiful project.

    3. Thanks, Louise, for such a great pattern! I finished all 20 of the runners and they are now on their way home for Christmas :) They turned out beautiful!


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