Nov 06

12 Minute Table Runner

IMG_2206smYesterday I made one of my frequent visits to The Quilt Shop on Main to drop off a quilt top that I had pieced to be quilted on their long arm machine.

While their I spotted some glorious winter fabric that I couldn’t pass up. Needing a few quick gifts, I purchased material for the backing and front of a 12 Minute Table Runner (often called a 10 minute, but I can’t do it in less than twelve ;). I posted pics of the fabric and completed on Facebook. Because several asked me for instructions, I thought about this blog that has been ignored for a couple of months. So here I go. I’m using images of the same design that I made for Halloween a year ago, since I had forethought to take images of the work in progress. These instructions can be supplemented by the YouTube video that first inspired me.


Fig. 1

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Fig. 2

Fig. 3

Fig. 3

Fig. 4

Fig. 4


1/3 yard fabric for the principal portion of the table runner.

1/2 yard coordinating fabric for the back and front border


Instructions. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. With right sides together stitch the fabrics (right sides together) down the long seam on one side and then down the other long seam. Turn the resulting tube right side out. Iron the tube making sure that the border fabric measures the same width on both sides of the principal design (see Fig. 1).


2. Fold the length of the runner in half with back to back (see Fig. 2).

3. Cut of the salvages on each of the short ends making sure that the result is a nice rectangle (see Fig 3). Carefully clip the folded corner to reduce bulk when you turn the fabric to form the 45° angle. Press and embellish your table runner by adding buttons, lace, tassels, rick rack, or whatever “meets your fancy.

Hope you enjoy this quick table runner pattern!


© Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.


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