Christmas Table Runner Squared

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If you are like me, you think about making Christmas projects on December 1, but let’s do it differently this year!  This is a quick and easy table runner project that can be easily expanded to make it longer (just add more blocks) using a jelly roll so there is less cutting.  This table runner can be made in less than a weekend and it will feel so good to have something pretty for the holidays ready so early.

I love how Winterberry by Kate and Birdie is seasonal yet doesn’t scream Christmas so I can use this table for the winter season!

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1 – Jelly Roll

1/2 Yard Backing Fabric

Scrap Batting (that measures around 14 x 38) or longer

Basic Sewing Notions

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Cut:

Since we are using a jelly roll, we are using the width of the fabric (2.5 inches)

Center:

12 Inner Centers – 2.5 inches – I fussied cut the centers.

12 Outer Centers – 2.5 inches

Block A:

6 – 4.5 inch strips for side 1

6 – 4.5 inch strips for side 2

Block B:

6 – 4.5 inch strips for side 1

6 – 4.5 inch strips for side 2

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Use a 1/4 inch seam.

Press seams to the side, just be consistent.

Border:

2 – 37 inches for Border

Binding:

4 jelly strips or at least 110 inches of binding.

Sewing:

Attaching inner 2.5 inch square to outer 2.5 inch square

step 1

You will have 12 centers.

Block A:

Add Strip 1 (4.5 inches) to side 1 of center two squares making 6 block As.

step 2

Add Strip 2 (4.5 inches) to side 2.

step 3

Repeat x 6

Block B:

Add Strip 1 (4.5 inches) to side 1 of center two squares.

Add Strip 2 (4.5 inches) to side 2.

step 4

Attach all blocks A together in a row – Make sure the flowers are facing the same direction.

.step 5

Attach all blocks B together in a row – flowers facing same direction.

step 6

Attach row of Block A to row of Block B.  The flowers should be touching.

step 7

Attach border fabric to top of row A.

step 8a

Attach border fabric to bottom of row B.

step 8

Trim to make ends even.

Make your quilt sandwich using your favorite method.  I love basting spray.

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Quilt!

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Trim excess batting and backing.

trim before quilting

Make your binding by sewing your 4 strips together.

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Bind!

add binding

I use scraps to make my backing so in case the front got dirty while we had company over, I could just flip it over.

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Enjoy!

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1 – Fast and Easy Holiday Table Runner that is approx. 12.5 inches wide and 36 inches long.

Karri Garza
{www.karriofberries.com}

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