Going Green Table Runner

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FINISHED TABLE RUNNER: 20 1/2 ̋ × 60 1/2 ̋ • FINISHED BLOCKS: 10 ̋ × 10 ̋, 5 ̋ × 5 ̋

Going green is easy when you whip up this table runner from a smorgasbord of greens. This scrappy runner is sure to brighten any tabletop. This project is taken from Make Table Runners.

Materials

ASSORTED GREENS: 2 yards total for pieced blocks and pieced border

ADDITIONAL FABRIC: 2 1/4 yards for backing and binding

BATTING: 24 ̋ × 64 ̋

Cutting

ASSORTED GREENS:

Cut for pieced blocks:

5 squares 6 1/2 ̋ × 6 1/2 ̋

20 rectangles 1 1/2 ̋ × 8 1/2 ̋

10 rectangles 1 1/2 ̋ × 6 1/2 ̋

10 rectangles 1 1/2 ̋ × 10 1/2 ̋

ASSORTED GREENS:

Cut for pieced border blocks:

84 squares 1 1/2 ̋ × 1 1/2 ̋

56 rectangles 1 1/2 ̋ × 5 1/2 ̋

112 rectangles 1 1/2 ̋ × 3 1/2 ̋

Piecing

1. Piece the block as shown. Press. Make 5 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

2. Piece the border blockas shown. Press. Make 28 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Putting It All Together

1. Arrange and sew together 5 blocks to form the center of the table runner. Press.

2. Arrange and sew together 2 rows of 10 border blocks to make the side borders. Press.

3. Sew the 2 side borders to the runner top. Press toward the borders.

4. Arrange and sew together 2 rows of 4 border blocks to make the end borders. Press.

5. Sew the 2 end borders to the runner top. Press toward the borders.

Table runner assembly

Finishing

1. Layer the table runner top with batting and backing. Baste or pin.

2. Quilt as desired and bind.

Kim Schaefer is a best-selling author and the founder of Little Quilt Company, which is known for its small, fun-to-make quilting patterns. A fabric designer with Andover Fabrics, Kim lives in Southeastern Wisconsin. littlequiltcompany.com

This project originally appeared in Cozy Modern Quilts by Kim Schaefer, available from C&T Publishing.

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