In partnership with Brother Australia
There is something so inviting and comforting about a festive table decorated with seasonal items and laden with delicious food on Christmas Day!
My Christmas project, in partnership with Brother Australia, celebrates the Christmas table, with this tutorial for a quilted table runner. It’s very simple and achievable even if you are a very new quilter! The key here is to choose your fabric carefully. Christmas prints are so gorgeous, but less is more. For a modern and clean look, I’ve chosen just one festive print and teamed it with coordinating colours in simple designs and a white solid.
Here are the instructions on how to make one of your own:
Finished dimensions – 45″ wide and 16″ long. You may wish to adjust this size depending on the length of your table.
- 4 different fabrics – a half yard of a festive/ holiday print, then 3 fat quarters of coordinating coloured fabric.
- 1 backing fabric (something pieced or extra wide as it will need to be about 50″ wide and 20″ in length, then trimmed after quilting)
- 1/2 yard of striped fabric for binding
- Cotton quilt batting
- Rotary cutter, mat
- Quilting Ruler
- Good quality thread for piecing and quilting
Christmas print: 3 – 6.5″ x 16″
Fabric A (white): 6- 2.5″ x 16″
Fabric B (green): 3 – 4.5″ x 16″
Fabric C (red chevron): 3 – 2.5″ x 16″
Once you have your pieces cut, lay them out in your desired order. The pattern I used to layout my fabric is as follows:
With a 1/4″ seam allowance, stitch all your pieces together. Press seams open and press your quilt top.
Baste the three layers (backing, batting and quilt top) together using spray baste or pins. Because this is a small project, I just used regular pins.
Quilt as desired. I did some free motion stippling, but simple straight or diagonal lines would also work really well to complement the stripes.
Once you’ve finished quilting, trim any excess from the edges.
The table runner is now ready for binding.
To make your candy stripe binding, cut your fabric into 2.5″ strips straight across the width of fabric. Straight grain binding works great for this project and retains the stripe of the fabric in the desired direction.
When attaching strips to make one continuous piece of binding, match the stripes and sew with a straight line seam, not a bias seam.
Press your binding in half and pin around the table runner with raw edges matching.
Bind using your preferred method – I prefer to stitch to the front of the quilt then hand stitch the binding to the back.
Once your table runner is bound, you are ready to use it to decorate your Christmas table!
Thanks for reading! You can check out my other tutorials here, and you can download the PDF version of this project and heaps of others over at the Brother Projects page.
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