One of the first projects on this site was this Skinny Simple Table runner tutorial (it’s also been one of our most popular projects). Recently I looked back at the tutorial and realized that the instructions could be freshened up a bit. Today I’m excited to share with you the new and improved tutorial.
This tutorial is one of my favorites because it’s so easy to make and it’s easily made using Fat Quarters of fabric. Which makes it perfect for using up some scrap fabrics, or leftovers from a fat quarter pack of fabric.
I have got a very long kitchen table and frequently have a hard time finding table runners to fit. Since time is ALWAYS a problem for me (more ideas than time) I thought I’d just make a super simple runner for it using some of my favorite fabrics (that also match my kitchen perfectly!)
This runner is VERY easy, you could definitely do it in an afternoon or two. If you have not quilted before an would like to try it, it’s a very very easy project to start with. There are no corners to match up and the design is very flexible.
Just measure the length of your kitchen table to figure out how many blocks you need, it can be made to any length.
Simple Table Runner Supplies:
My table runner about 14″ x 108 finished.
Before you start: Decide how long you’d like your table runner to be, then divide that number by 11. This will tell you how many rectangles you need to create your runner.
You can get 2 rectangles from each of your Fat Quarters. If you want your table runner to be made from 10 rectangles you’ll need to buy 5 fat quarters.
Fabric for Table Runner:
4 to 8 Fat Quarters of Fabric
1 ½ Yards. You may need more for a really long table runner.
I like to use 100% cotton batting. You will need about 108″ of batting that is 15″ wide. If you purchase a twin sized batting pack you can use that, then you will have lots of batting left over to make another table runner. You can also use it for small quilted projects or pillows.
Walking foot for Sewing Machine
Cut your fat quarters into pieces 14″ x 11″. You fat quarters are 18″ x 22″. So just cut it in half (11″) then trim off the excess.
Quilting the Table Runner:
Finishing & Binding:
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