Simple Table Runner Patterns

The Hostess With The Mostest

We all know her- that one person who always plans the best holiday party. This year treat her to a little something more than just a wine bag. You can create my simple table runner from one Moda charm pack (42 pieces). That’s it- well maybe a little batting too- but more on that later. Then wrap it around your favorite bottle of wine or champagne, tie with a fancy ribbon, include a note of thanks, and voila!

Ditch the wine bag- use a table runner!

You’ll be able to make this fun table runner in no time.

Click on the link below to view the table runner pattern.

The hostess with the mostest table runner pattern

“Easy Nines” is one of my favorite table runners to make because you can easily use the scraps to create a charming centerpiece. It is a great gift combo: table runner, centerpiece, and maybe a candle to top it all off? Enjoy!

Click on the link below to view the pattern:

easy nines table runner pattern

Here is a fun free table runner pattern that features simple strips.

Strip-It Runners

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Strip-It Table Runners Pattern

It doesn’t take long to create this fun table runner. It is also easy to make one for every holiday!

As my son Jack declares on almost a daily basis, “Christmas is over, sigh”. Yes Christmas is indeed over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited for the next holiday on the calendar. Valentines day is one of those holidays that can easily be overlooked when it comes to decorating, so I wanted to come up with something that wasn’t red and white. Brown and pink was the first thing that came to mind! I also wanted it to be really easy to finish. If you can finish it in an afternoon, it sure makes it more fun! So, here is the “Sweethearts” Table Runner or Wall Quilt.

This is a quick and easy pattern that you can make up from your stash. The hearts are made from placing fusible web on a pieced four patch. I love how they all turn out a little different and it looks harder to piece than it actually is. I plan to frame the wall quilt for a more polished look. But, you could also use a heart quilt hanger.

Click on the link below to view the pattern:

Sweethearts Quilt Pattern

Summertime Runners

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Summertime Runner pattern

Here is a quick and easy table runner pattern that you can make in no time!

Click on the link below for instructions, enjoy!

Simple Table Runner

24 thoughts on “Simple Table Runner Patterns

  1. CONNIE COOK

    HI KATIE,

    I JUST WENT ON LINE TO SEND YOU A NOTE AND SAW YOUR WEBSITE WITH YOUR NEW LINE OF FABRICS. ALSO LOOKS LIKE A NEW ADDITION TO YOU LITTLE FAMILY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS. YOU MAY NOT REMEMBER ME BUT I BOUGHT ALOT OF STUFF IN YOUR STORE WHEN I LIVED IN B. LAKE AND HAVE SINCE MOVED TO INDIANA . AM GETTING READY TO DO SOME QUILTING AND GOT OUR A KIT CALLED PINEBERRY CABIN WHICH IS A 38X38 WALL HANGING. I USUALLY PURCHASED THE PATTERN WHEN I PURCHASED THE KIT BUT FOR SOME REASON I HAVE NO PATTERN AND NO IDEA WHAT I WAS TO MAKE OUT OF THIS KIT!!! YIKES. DID IT COME WITH A PATTERN OR DID I LOOSE IT??? PLEASE ADVISE ME AS TO WHAT I WAS TO “CREATE ” OUT OF THIS BUNDLE OF FABRIC. I HAVE LOTS OF KITS FROM YOUR STORE I WAS BUYING PRIOR TO OUR MOVE SO WILL BE T HINKING OF BAY WINDOW FOR A LONG TIME. I DO MISS COMING TO YOUR STORE WITH MY BEST FRIEND LINDA NELSON. WE OFTEN TOOK OUTINGS TO YOUR PLACE AND THEN THE GATHERING GROUNDS FOR OUR LUNCH OR COFFEE.

    HOPE THINGS ARE GOING WELL FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND THE STORE AS WELL.

    P.S I MAKE THE TENNESSEE WALTZ QUILT AND HAD IT QUILTED BEFORE WE MOVED AND IT IS NOW ON OUR KING SIZE BED AND I MADE CURTAINS OUT OF THAT LINE OF FABRIC. LOVE IT!!

    THANKS KATIE, SAY HI TO MOM FOR ME AND PAM AND THE OTHERS TOO.

    CONNIE COOK

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    1. eLLen

      I just found your pattern. I am going to use it to make a table runner for a friend’s birthday. Thank you for the wonderful samples and directions!

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  2. Terry

    Thanks for these Great Patterns! I can hardly wait to download & make one!! I think they would be cute
    in Christmas fabrics as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  3. HELEN MCCARTHY

    Hi Katie
    As an ‘oldie’ self-taught quilter I just copied a couple of your patterns, the 9 piece and the strip it. They look easy enough for me and bright/colourful! Thank you, Helen

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  4. Catherine

    Hi Katie,
    I’m interested in making the Simple Table Runner (its the last picture on this blog page & is the runner with the 3 squares). I’m wondering if you can tell me how much of fabrics 1, 2, 3, & 4 I should purchase? As well, how much binding should I purchase?

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    1. Katie Hennagir Designs Post author

      Hi Catherine, here is the info: Fabric 1- Center Squares: 1/8 yard, Fabric 2- first border: 1/4 yard, Fabric 3- second border: 1/2 yard, Fabric 4- setting triangles: 1/2 yard, Binding: 1/2 yard Thanks!

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  5. cathleen bauer

    Hi Katie, I am curious about the last simple table runner-does it have a back to it? Is the material for the back included in the amount of material listed for the runner?

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    1. Katie Hennagir Designs Post author

      Hi Cathleen, yes ours did have a backing. You would need a piece of backing approximately 20″ x 60″. Enjoy!

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      1. cathleen bauer

        Hi Katie, I thank you for replying. I started the runner -cut out my squares ,next cut out the first border sides only. So far so good, the long piece top and bottom of the first border-I am stumped. I know the top and bottom of the first border should be 81/2 inches long but how wide should that border be? I first thought 31/2 ” but then I thought it looked to wide. I am at a standstill. Please help me…..thank you Katie.

      2. Katie Hennagir Designs Post author

        Hi Cathleen, for the first time around the squares all of the strips should be 2 1/2″ wide. Sew that strip to the sides first, so they would be 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Then measure your piece and cut the top and bottom borders that size. It should be 2 1/2″ x 7 1/2″. Then for the next border the strips are 3 1/2″ wide. I always say to just measure the size of your blocks and then cut strips accordingly in case your seams are not exactly 1/4″. I hope this helps!

  6. Aila

    Hi Katie, I’m pretty new to quilting and like your designs since they are fairly easy for me to make. I’m wondering what kind of batting would you use, if any, for table runners? Thanks. Aila

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    1. Katie Hennagir Designs Post author

      Hi Aila, thanks for your comment! I always use batting in my runners and prefer Pellon 988 (this is a thin poly batting) or 100% cotton batting like Dream Cotton or Warm and Natural. I just use whatever I have on hand that fits the size of my runner.

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  7. Linda Copas

    Thank you so much for these delightful patterns. I have a friend who wants to make a table runner for her daughter, but she’s not very experienced. These are well-written, well-illustrated, and should not scare her!

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  8. Sharon Bohnert

    Katie I’m making your Simple Table Runner sSze 18x 56. I have it finished except for the binding. I’m having trouble getting the binding to look nice on the side corners. Maybe it’s because they are not 90 degrees like the end points. Did I do something wrong? Do you have any hints to make this binding go on smoothly?

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    1. Katie Hennagir Designs Post author

      Hi Sharon, I will do my best to try and explain it in words but it may be hard to visualize. The best tip I have when putting on any binding it to follow the mantra, “it’s not where you’ve been but where you are going” with your binding strip. So, for example when you get to those corners stop 1/4″ from the edge like normal, take the runner out from your machine, and then line it up in the direction you are going. Fold the binding strip at an angle that will allow you to continue sewing along the edge of the runner. I hope this helps. If not, here is a link to Heather Peterson’s blog with some tips for binding odd shapes. <a href="http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/binding-odd-angles/&quot; title="Anka's Treasures "

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  9. Sharon B

    Katie thank you for replying. I used your advice and then also went to the link you suggested where there were pictures as well as instructions. The technique worked beautifully and I was able to finish my table runner. I was so excited to finish as this is a Christmas gift for a friend.

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