How to make a Quilt Block Table Runner

Quilt blocks are a quick and easy way to create table runners. You can use one kind of quilt block (like I did with the Economy Blocks here) or you can mix and match a variety of blocks.

Today I'm going to show you how to combine two shoofly blocks, a Chenille square and some sashing and you are done! You can substitute any three quilt blocks and all the measurements and dimensions will work the same.

 

Quilt Block Tutorials:

Send Me to the Woods Fabric by Tara Reed

MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Three 9″ Quilt Blocks
  • 1/2 yard sashing and binding fabric (3/4 yard if directional fabric like in the example)
    • Fabric used: Send Me to the Woods Brown Forest
  • 1/2 yard backing fabric
    • cut to 37″ x 17″
    • Fabric used: Send Me to the Woods Main Green
  • 1/2 yard batting
    • cut to 37″ x 17″
quilt block table runner - materials needed

MATERIAL CUTS

  • Sashing
    • CUT two 2.5″ strips WOF (width of fabric) for top and bottom sashing
    • IF NON-DIRECTIONAL FABRIC: CUT another 2.5″ strip WOF then CUT into four 2.5″ x 9.5″ pieces for sashing in between and on the sides of each quilt block
    • IF DIRECTIONAL FABRIC: (as in the example) CUT four 2.5″ w x 9.5″ h pieces for sashing in between and on the sides of each quilt block
  • Binding Fabric
    • CUT three 2.5″ strips WOF
    • SEW TOGETHER to use to bind the table runner
  • Backing Fabric
    • CUT to 37″ x 17″
  • Batting
    • CUT to 37″ x 17″

Add Sashing to the Quilt Blocks

SEW the 2.5″ x 9.5″ sashing pieces in between and on either end of the quilt blocks. Be sure to pay attention to directionality if applicable. (In my example I want to make sure none of the trees are turned upside down!)

PRESS seams open.

FREE TUTORIAL: Chenille and Shoofly Quilt Block Table Runner

SEW the 2.5″ x WOF sashing pieces to the top and bottom of the table runner. 

I prefer not to cut sashing to size before sewing together if I don't have to. It keeps things more square if you cut the ends after sewing to your table runner.

PRESS seams open.

FREE TUTORIAL: Chenille and Shoofly Quilt Block Table Runner
Chenille and Shoofly Quilt Block Table Runner

TRIM the ends of the sashing to square the table runner topper.

Chenille and Shoofly Quilt Block Table Runner

QUILT the topper, batting and backing together as desired.

TRIM excess batting and backing to square.

BIND your table runner.

FREE TUTORIAL: Chenille and Shoofly Quilt Block Table Runner

PIN the table runner topper to the batting and backing.

Be sure the right side of the backing is face down, then add the batting, then the topper is right side up.

The backing and batting are larger than the topper – place the topper so the extra is evenly spaced on all sides. Also pay attention to the direction of the backing fabric if appropriate.

Chenille and Shoofly Quilt Block Table Runner

I choose a patterned fabric for the back of my table runner as well so I can use it with either side up (although this one will have a little bump in the middle from the chenille block if I have the back of the runner up!)

If you make this or a version of this table runner I’d love to see it!

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– Tara Reed

P.S. Want to see more free projects using my Send Me to the Woods Fabric? CLICK HERE >