DIY Patchwork Table Runner with Lost & Found Christmas

September 8th, 2014

Christmas Fabric week on The Project Girl! I asked several other bloggers and sewests to use their amazing talents to create projects using my Lost & Found Christmas fabric from Riley Blake Designs. Each day this week, I’ll be posting their amazing projects, so check back often and Pin away! 

Hi, I’m Amy and I blog at The Happy Scraps. I love sharing DIY Home Decor, Paper Crafts, & Sewing Projects. When Jen, The Project Girl, asked me if I would like to make something out of her new line of fabric, Lost & Found Christmas, I jumped at the chance! This fabric is SO Yummy!! The colors are deep and rich, and I love the contrast that the black adds to it. Today, I’m going to share a tutorial with you on how to make your own table runner like mine.

Lost-&-Found-Christmas-Tabl

Start off by choosing the fabrics that you want to use. I picked a few of the patterns in all the colors they come in. Press your fabric.

lost-found-christmas-fabric

Cut your fabric into 5″ squares.

cut-squares

Decide on a layout. This part was tricky for me, I wanted it to be random, and I didn’t want any greens, reds, blacks, or whites next to each other. I ended up with a couple side by side, but they work.

layout

Now you are ready to start sewing. Using a 1/4″ seam, I sewed each column of three together. Once all of the columns are sewn, press the seams.

table-runner-strips

Now sew each column together, also using a 1/4″ seam, joining it with the one next to it. Press all the seams.

press-seams

Prepare your backing. Create your quilt sandwich by laying down your backing, then batting, and then your pieced table runner top.

baste-together

It is ready to be basted now. I like to use pins, but I’ve also used adhesive basting spray in the past.

basted

Now you are ready to quilt your table runner. This is my favorite part. I just use my regular sewing machine. I use the darning foot, and lower the feed dog, which allows me to free motion quilt like I want. For this table runner, you could also do straight stitch quilting as well.

quilting

Once the quilting is done, square up your runner, and trim off any extra batting. Now you are ready for the binding.

table-runner-binding

You are ready for the binding. I like to use this tutorial when I do bindings. The only thing I do differently from her binding tutorial, is I sew the binding to the back first, with 1/4″ seams, and then I wrap the binding around to the front and machine stitch it. It is much faster than doing it by hand and the extra seam ends up on the back.

binding

Now you have a beautiful table runner for all of your Christmas decorating, entertaining, etc.

Christmas-Table-Runner
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, and will come over to The Happy Scraps to see what else I have to share.

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