Tutorial! Quilted Christmas table runner

We have such a fun Christmas project for you today! Caroline designed this quilted table runner based on the simplest of briefs (I want a table runner! made of triangles!) and it is seriously adorable. It brightens up our shop and it is just the perfect thing to decorate your table for Christmas lunch or to put under the mince pies and carrots you leave out for Santa and his reindeer!

Quilted Christmas table runner

The finished table runner you see here is 18” x 28 ½” but you’ll have enough fabric to customise your size if you grab one of the skinny quarter bundles we put together for this project. Our bundle mixes traditional red and green with pops of peach, gold and icy blue. There are so many opportunities for fussy cutting too, using the adorable designs by Aless Baylis from Festive Friends. You can find this bundle in the shop here.

Christmas Table Runner Bundle
This bundle includes, clockwise from top:

Cotton and Steel BasicsNetorious in Anna Peach (Cotton and Steel)
Festive Friends – Friends in Aqua by Aless Bayliss (Dashwood Studio)
Studio ChristmasMini Candy Cane Stripe in Red (Michael Miller)
TwistGold (Dashwood Studio)
Festive Friends – Friends in Pink by Aless Bayliss (Dashwood Studio)
HandmadeDot in Red by Bonnie & Camille (Moda)
Kona Cotton SolidsWillow (Robert Kaufman)
Festive Friends – Puddings by Aless Bayliss (Dashwood Studio)

Quilted Christmas table runner

Quilted Christmas table runner



1. To make the table runner in the same size as the pictures, cut 40 triangles + 8 corners on grain using the 5 ½” triangle measurement on your ruler. I used 23 triangles + 1 corner of designer fabric and 17 triangles + 7 corners of stash builders and solids.

Quilted Christmas table runner
2. Arrange your triangles in rows at random until you’re happy with the layout. When planning my layout, I arranged the directional pieces to face one way on half of the table runner and the opposite way on the other side, so when you’re looking at it from your side of the table it will look right-side-up.

I used four rows of triangles to fit my table but you can adjust the layout with your own table measurements and add more triangles to fit to size. You should have enough fabric to cut additional triangles but keep in mind that fussy-cutting takes extra fabric.

Quilted Christmas table runner

3. Sew your triangles together into strips and press the seams open.

Quilted Christmas table runner

4. Sew the strips together.

Quilted Christmas table runner
5. Spray or pin baste. Quilt as desired and bind. I used very simple straight line quilting and bound the quilt by machine.

Quilted Christmas table runner

Top with decorations or treats and enjoy!

Quilted Christmas table runner

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