Friday, November 27, 2009

2 Hour Table Runner

I needed an easy table runner as a gift for a friend.  I had Moda's Peace on Earth layer cake set - so I based the design off the 10" squares.  It went so quickly I made two, this one for myself, my friend's is below.
I laid 5 squares on point and cut 8 squares almost in half - .5" off center. The remaining portion went into my triangle remants for HST. Assembly was simple row piecing and I attached the backing pillowcase style to avoid binding.
Because it wanted it to drape more like a tablecloth I did not use batting.  I stitched around the edges and 1/4 inch from the seams for top stitching.

For fun I added Christmas fabric as the backing - no piecing, just a fun fabric that will make a quick buffet cover during the holidays.

My friends version has deeper coolers and I used browns of the layer cake set with red and green for hers, while mine paired the aquas.


  1. I love it. I never know how big to make the setting triangles. As a bonus this table runner is reversible. It does drape nicely over the edge of the table. What a nice gift.

  2. Kate- I just came across your blog! It's darling, I love your runner too! Thanks for posting a link to the Home Spun Holiday Show N Tell! I am so excited for it! :)

  3. They are both lovely. Thanks for sharing your idea with us!