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Quilted Table Runner Pattern – Modern Maple Leaf

Quilted Table Runner Pattern – Modern Maple Leaf

Thank you so much for sharing!

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

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.

quilted table runner

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.

quilted table runner

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.

quilted table runner

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!

Yield: 1 table runner 12 x 43

Quilted Table Runner - Modern Maple Leaf

quilted table runner

Use the modern maple leaf quilt block to create this simple and easy quilted table runner for the fall season.

Active Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours


  • (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

Sewing Tools

  • rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pins
  • iron & ironing board 
  • Large safety pins for basting


  1. Make 5 modern maple leaf blocks with this tutorial modern maple leaf block
  2. Cut 4 strips of sashing, 2.5 x 6.5 and sew them in between the 5 leaf blocks to create 1 long strip. quilted table runner
  3. 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. quilted table runner
  4. 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. pin basting
  5. 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. quilted table runner
  6. 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. machine binding

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

Did you make this project?

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Shelly M Solway

Sunday 3rd of November 2019

This is beautiful I can’t wait to try it Melanie. I love ALL you this you are so talented !

joyce jordan

Sunday 3rd of November 2019

Love the maple leaf runner and thanks for shairing this lovely maple leaf runner, im a first first time quilter

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