Friday, 10 January 2020

How to Sew a DIY Quilted Table Runner - Free Step By Step Pattern

I'm sharing how to sew a simple quilted table runner to match the place mats I made a few weeks ago.

Tools and Materials:

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I'm making my table runner 15" wide so I've cut my fabric 15" by a length of about 50".  I've got my top fabric then some towel in place of batting then on the bottom I'm using some waterproof fabric.  

I've pinned the three layers together at the corners then marked lines every 3" along the length of the top fabric.

Starting in the middle I've sewn along these lines.

Working my way out to the edges.

After the quilting is finished I've used my rotary cutter and ruler to square off the edges of the quilting.


Now for the binding.  

I've cut strips of fabric 2.5" wide.  To make a continuous strip I'm joining them at right angles.

Then pressing the seam open.

And clipping the seam allowance.

To complete the binding I fold it in half wrong sides together and press along the length,

I find clips much easier than pins for holding layers together.  The raw edge of the binding is lined up with the raw edge of the quilt.

Then I stitch a 1/4" seam.

And press the binding on the right side.

It's then turned to the back and clipped in place.  

I stitch in the ditch to secure it.

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  1. How pretty to have a matching set of runner and place mats. Lovely fabric too!

    1. Thank you, I've almost finished some matching chairs covers too. It looks lovely and smart when it's all out together.

  2. Hello! What a pretty table runner. I am working on right now for my sister. Would you please consider adding my linky party to your listing? I appreciate that you have linked up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. A pretty and simple table topper! Nice tutorial, and thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday.

  4. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  5. Your runner is beautiful and the tutorial is great. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!

  6. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  7. Great tutorial! Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

  8. So pretty! I love the elegance of a table runner. Thanks so much for linking up.


  9. Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday lovely tutorial!

  10. I love DIY crafts but I am not a "sewer". This is beautiful and versatile. Great post!

  11. Really pretty and good instructions! Happy to feature this post also at Share Your Style #239 this week here in Texas, USA!!!

    Enjoy the rest of your week,
    Barb :)