Here there! This quilted table runner pattern features the classic maple leaf block, with some modern fabric choices. I am loving how this quilted table runner came out. It’s so cool to see your own spin and style come out in your handmade projects. No 2 people will create the exact same thing and that is awesome.
Quilted Table Runner
The buffalo check fabric is from Hobby Lobby, although this is a very popular print right now. I have seen a similar design at lots of different fabric stores, so your should have something similar. The maple leaf fabric is from the Terrestrial line by Sarah Watson. The sashing and border fabric is the color Berry from Robert Kaufman’s Kona Cotton line. I am in love with the berry color right now – a gorgeous shade of pinky purple.
At the end of this post is the written instructions and fabric requirements for making this quilted table runner. I have included the video for the maple leaf block pattern as well as a bonus video on how I did the quilting on this runner. Feel free to use my ideas or run with your own, I LOVE seeing you all put your own spin on my patters and projects.
This quilted table runner is a qreat Saturday afternoon project. Since it will only take you a few hours to make, it’s much less daunting than a full size quilt. Instant gratification and creative outlet for your fall table decor. This would also be a wonderful gift.
The table runner is best for advanced beginner quilters. I think you should have made a few quilted projects before tackling this maple leaf block. Are you looking for something more basic? Try my Your First Quilt series that hundreds of thousands of viewers on YouTube have found helpful!
Here is the free printable pattern!
- (5) Completed Maple Leaf Quilt Blocks
- 1 yard of backing & binding fabric (44 inches wide), buffalo check
- 1/2 yard of sashing & border fabric, Berry Kona Cotton
- 14 x 45 piece of batting
- Thread for piecing (blends with fabric)
- Thread for quilting (will be seen on top of the runner)
- Sewing machine
- rotary cutter
- cutting mat
- iron & ironing board
- Large safety pins for basting
- Make 5 modern maple leaf blocks with this tutorial
- Cut 4 strips of sashing, 2.5 x 6.5 and sew them in between the 5 leaf blocks to create 1 long strip.
- From your sashing and border fabric, cut 3 wof strips 3 inches wide to create the border. Sew a 3 x 6.5 inch strip to each end and then a border strip on the top and bottom of the blocks. You may not have a strip long enough, so you will have to piece it.
- Now that your table runner top is complete, cut your backing and batting to the proper size and baste together with pins. Post on basting if you need help.
- Quilt as desired. I outlined each leaf with a walking foot and then a few stitches in the sashing to secure everything. In the bonus video I show you how I quilted this runner.
- Once the runner is quilted, cut 3 binding strips 2.5 inches wide x wof. Sew them end to end and create your binding and sew your binding to the runner. Here is a quick and simple way to machine bind your projects.
If you need any more information on the quilting process or the techniques I mention in this pattern, check out my Your First Quilt series which walks you through all the steps.
I went ahead and suggested the fabric for the backing stay at 44 inches wide so that you don't have to buy 1 1/2 yards of fabric. So the backing will be tight when you baste your runner together. That's ok - if you need to trim a little off the sides of your table runner top to make it work that will maximize your fabric usage ;).
Fabric Requirements for the entire project including the maple leaf blocks:
- 1 1/4 yard of the buffalo check as used in this project. (background of block, binding and backing)
- 1/4 yard of maple leaf print
- 1/2 yard of sashing and border fabric
- batting piece
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