City Windows Table Runner








CITY WINDOWS TABLE RUNNER
Finished Size: 14" x 30"
Seam Allowance: 1/4" unless otherwise stated


We are very excited to be sharing our first recipe on the Bake Shop! City Windows is a versatile runner that works great with any fabric style. We love it because it requires just one charm pack and an additional 1/2 yard of fabric to complete the entire project: front, back and binding! You’ll want to keep this pattern on hand as you check out all the new Moda lines. Be sure to order a charm pack of your favorites!

For more information on our quilt shop, please visit www.quiltedtreasures.net. Stop by our blogs and say hello, we'd love to hear from you! Visit Mary at Pieces of Work and Kristina at Sew Domestic. ENJOY!!!


1 charm pack
1/2 yard background and binding

1/4 yard binding (only if you'd like something other then the background fabric)


STEP ONE: Select TWELVE of your favorite charm squares (5" squares) from your fabric pack.

STEP TWO: Cut 5" squares in half so you have 24- 2 1/2" x 5" units

STEP THREE: Match up TWELVE pairs of 2 1/2" x 5" charm units.

STEP FOUR: Chain stitch pairs together along the 5" edge.

STEP FIVE: Press towards the dark. You should now have TWELVE units that measure 4 1/2" x 5"

STEP SIX: Cut units (4 1/2" x 5") in half again to make 24- 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" units

STEP SEVEN: Sew THREE pairs of 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" units together to make SEVEN groups of six squares. Alternate light and dark so that seams match up better.



Make SEVEN. Finished units should measure 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"


(please note: you will have a couple of 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" units leftover)

STEP EIGHT: Cut your background and binding. (WOF= width of fabric)

first cut: 1-5" x 18" subcut: 1- 5" x 5" square AND 4 units- 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

first cut: 1 strip- 4 1/2" x WOF subcut: 4 units- 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"

first cut: 2 strips- 1 1/2" x WOF (sashing)

first cut: 3 strips- 2 1/2" x WOF (join for binding)

Here's what you should end up with:

STEP NINE: Select THREE charm squares from your pack and your ONE 5" background square.

STEP TEN: Cut charms in half so you have EIGHT units that measure 2 1/2" x 5"

STEP ELEVEN: Pair up units as shown below, combining prints and background.

STEP TWELVE: Sew units together along 5" edge and press towards the dark.

STEP THIRTEEN: Cut units in half again so you have EIGHT units that measure 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

STEP FOURTEEN: Sew units together as shown below. Finished squares should measure 4 1/2"

STEP FIFTEEN: Layout the front of your runner as shown below. Sew long rows together first, pressing towards the prints. Next, sew pieced rows to sashing, pressing long rows away from the sashing.

STEP SIXTEEN: Layout back of runner with remaining 21 charm squares (3 x 7 set). Please note: you will have a couple of charms leftover. Recommendation: use scant 1/4" seam allowance when sewing runner back together.
STEP SEVENTEEN: Layer with batting, quilt as desired, bind and enjoy!


One speedy Table Runner 14" x 30"



26 comments:

CraftsandQuilts.net said...

Gorgeous and so simple. That one goes on my list. Thank you for sharing!

Leigh said...

This is PERFECT for my coffee table! Thank you!

kimland said...

Simple, yet sophisticated! Great job girls on your new addition(s) (wink,wink!)

Patty said...

Thanks for a perfect project. Also love the multiple rows of stitching and will be "stealing" this for other small projects.

pinkquilter said...

Perfect!! Great Christmas gift ideas! You have done it again! Thanks a million!!!

celebi74 said...

Perfect!!

Tacy said...

I love runner patterns that use just one charm pack. I have a few random packs a bought a long time ago and i haven't known what to do with them since i can't get anymore! thanks!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Pretty runner! Fast, simple, and fun! Good work!

HoopDeeDoo said...

I love the use of solids - really makes those few special print squares pop! What a great Christmas present this would be. Excellent tutorial!

karen said...

I love making runners. This one is neat and would make a great gift for a bride-to-be that I know.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Great project. Perfect for using those Moda candy bars I bought and didn't really know what to do with them.

angela said...

Love it! The front is fabulous!

traceyjay said...

the quilting lines on this are beautiful with that design. Looks great! :)

JessicaSews said...

What a nice pattern! Thank you!

Ingrid said...

I'm going to check in my stash for charm packs right now. Love this!

Vasha said...

love it! thanks for sharing!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very pretty table runner especially with the Origins charm pack!

Lovie said...

Really like this table runner, can see it made up in Christmas prints. Like the effect of using 3 color blocks in the corners.

Deb said...

I'm really into table runners right now, and I love this one. Glad I stopped by to see it!

Nancy said...

Love the pattern - now I know what to do with my charm packs I've stashed! LOL!

Sandie said...

Great use of a charm pack! Now I feel that I'll be able to reduce my stash and make some great gifts for Christmas!

Sherry said...

Simple but charming pattern. Perfect timing since my daughter is wanting me to make a couple of fall/halloween table runners. Thanks for sharing!

free indeed said...

Just love this new line and the table runner is lovely! I like the double line quilting; makes it look so modern.

Cecilia said...

Very nice table runner. I like the simplicity of it.

Modern Male Homemaker said...

I don't really use table runners, but this would make a great lap quilt if made a little larger. I may just have to test that theory with some Awesome Sandy Gervais charms!

Anonymous said...

I think I need to buy more tables so I have somewhere to put all of the table runners that I want to make!!!