Run Run Runner



Run, Run, Runner

From Playing With Patchwork and Sewing by Nicole Calver


Class Description
These large-scale blocks look fantastic in a set of three as a table runner and go together quite quickly, making this a great beginner class for teaching all the quilting basics!


This fast, fun sewing project is great for all skill levels and teaches a multitude of skill builder techniques. Including; two in one half-square triangles, corner-square triangles, four patch blocks, nine patch blocks and quilt finishing. Each student will complete one table runner as shown on page 43.


Class Length
Full day


Class Supply List

  • Required text: Playing With Patchwork and Sewing

  • Three 3/8-yard cuts of quilting cotton for blocks

  • Two 1/3-yard cuts of quilting cotton for blocks and binding

  • 1 Fat Quarter of quilting cotton for blocks

  • 1 1/2yards of quilting cotton for backing

  • 28” x 68” piece of batting 

  • Coordinating thread for piecing and quilting


TIPS:  Kit the project with coordinating fabrics and batting, pair it with coordinating kits from the two matching projects in the book to make a set!

Or kit and teach this class with one or both of the matching projects in the book to extend the fun! 

Extend the length of the class and include a mini class on fussy cutting and the fabrics that work great for fussy cutting! Fussy cuts require more fabric so there’s an opportunity to sell more fabrics.

Or make nine blocks instead of three and turn this project into a fun throw sized quilt!


Classroom Preparation
Each student will need a sewing machine; set up common cutting and pressing stations.


Class Outline

Use the chart on page 44 to have the students cut their fabrics.

Follow the instructions on page 40 to demonstrate how to make the block, including:

  1. Making a nine patch 

  2. Making half square triangles with the 2 in 1 method

  3. Making sashing

  4. Making four patch blocks

  5. Making corner-square triangles

  6. Assembling the block

Follow the instructions on page 44 to demonstrate how to:

  1. Assembly the runner

  2. Finish the runner