fabrics to make a table runner

Sewing with Precut Fabric Bundles – Embrace the Joy of Convenience

Have you ever asked yourself, “Should I buy yardage and cut my own fabric pieces or go with the convenience of precut fabric bundles?”

If so, you are not alone! Both options have their merits and will depend on the project you have in mind.  But if you are in love with a fabric collection but not sure what you want to make, there are compelling reasons to consider sewing with precut fabric bundles.

Precut bundles give you a lot of bang for your buck – you get a variety of prints without having to buy yardage of each. You know the colors will all coordinate, making them a great option for beginners, quick gift making and more.

I used my Happy at Home fabric and precuts for this tutorial but you can use any fabric of your choice and the directions will be the same.

Happy at Home Table Topper and runner


After sewing a table topper (you can see that tutorial here) I decided I wanted a table runner to go under it on my long dining room table.


I also knew I wanted it to be a little simpler than all the inside and outside corners I bound on the topper! (It was totally worth it tho – I LOVE IT!!)

I grabbed my 10″ & 5″ stackers of precuts and went to town! Each stacker pack has 42 squares that includes a great variety prints. You will use eight 10″ pieces and sixteen 5″ pieces to make this quick and easy pathwork table runner. It looks great on it’s own or with the shaped table topper.

Happy at Home Table Runner supplies


  • 10″ precuts – choose 8
  • 5″ precuts – choose 16
  • Backing fabric
    – 1 yard if directional
    – ½ yard if non-directional
  • Batting
  • Rotary Cutter, Mat & Ruler
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread(s)
  • Quilting & Straight Pins


00:00 introduction
00:34 Supplies
01:37 Choosing precut pieces
02:47 Trim 10″ precuts
04:36 Sew 5″ blocks
04:47 Sew 10″ blocks to 5″ block sets
07:01 Prepare backing
09:05 How to join pieces of batting seamlessly
10:50 layer fabrics and pin

12:04 baste fabrics
12:13 quilt the table topper
12:31 Trim backing and batting
13:06 How to make quilt binding
15:07 How to sew binding to the quilt
15:37 How to bind quilt corners
16:50 How to match quilt binding
21:14 Press binding
22:07 Glue baste binding
23:49 Machine stitch binding


If you make a table runner with precuts and post on Instagram be sure to tag me (@artisttarareed). Follow my YouTube channel for new sewing projects and tips every week.

🧵 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!



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