Getting ready for the holidays? Here's a quick table runner pattern I call the Merry Berry Ornamental Table Runner. The runner finishes 15" x 39".
Here are the fabric requirements:
Background – 1/2 yard
Gold – (1) fat eighth, or scraps
Ornaments – (1) fat quarter each, or scraps
Backing—1 1/4 yards
(12) 3” squares
(5) 8 1/4” squares, cut once diagonally
(6) 7/8” squares
(6) 2 1/8” squares
(2) 4 1/2” squares, cut once diagonally
(3) 1 3/4” x 2” rectangles
(3) 7/8” x 1 1/4” rectangles
(1) 10 1/4” square for each ornament (3 total needed)
(2) 2” x 36 1/2” strips
(2) 2” x 15 1/2” strips
(3) 2-1/4” x WOF strips
(1) 21” x 45” rectangle
Creating the Ornament Blocks – Finish 12”
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of (4) Background 3” squares. Place (1) Background square on top of a corner of (1) Ornament 10 1/4” square, RST. Sew on drawn line. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4”. Press back, forming the corner. Repeat for each corner.
Sew (1) Background 8 1/4” triangle to the (3) sides of the square as shown. Press.
To assemble the remaining corner, sew (1) Background 7/8” square to either side of (1) Gold 7/8” x 1 1/4” rectangle. Sew (1) Gold 1 3/4” x 2” rectangle to the bottom of the unit.
Sew (1) Background 2 1/8” x 5 1/4” rectangle to either side of the unit. Position (1) Background 4 1/2” triangle in the middle of the top side of the unit as shown, then stitch and press the triangle back towards the corner to complete the Corner Unit.
Sew the Corner Unit on the remaining corner to complete (1) Ornament Block. Square to 12 1/2”. Repeat the steps to complete (3) Ornament Blocks.
Completing the Table Runner
Sew the (3) Ornament Blocks together. Notice the rotation of the blocks.
Sew (1) Border rectangle to each side of Quilt Center. Sew (1) Border Rectangle to top/bottom of Quilt Center.
Layer backing, batting, and quilt top. Baste, quilt as desired and bind. Decorate your table, sit back and relax because you're ready for the holidays!
What I love most about this pattern is that you can personalize the ornaments however you like. For example, notice that I kept one simple, added stripes to another, and applique and a stripe to the last one. If you decide to modify your ornaments like I did, just make sure you end up with a 10 1/4” square before starting the blocks.
I quilted my table runner in the ditch around the ornaments and on either side of the ornament stripes. I also quilted the stripes with soft curves. For the plain ornament block I quilted "stripes" into it.
The background was quilted with simple holly motifs. To do that, I sketched out two holly leaves (one big, one small) then pinned them to the quilt and simply quilted around them then quilted a vine down the middle.
On the back of the table runner I used a light Christmas fabric that shows the quilting beautifully. I chose a contrasting binding because I happen to like that.
I really loved making this table runner. It went together easily and the quilting was a breeze!
Why not make a quilt?
If you like my ornament block, you can make it into a quilt! Yep, I have a free pattern for a quilt that finishes 75” x 85”. The quilt pattern features the lovely Merry Berry and Bright fabric collection from RJR Fabrics.
Click here to download my Merry Berry Ornamental pattern.