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“Joy” Christmas Table Runner

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Hello folks! My name is Katie, and I sew/quilt over at ChooChoo Skadoo Quilts. I am so excited to be back with The Ribbon Retreat showing you another fun table runner. I am a HUGE fan of holidays, and I LOVE to decorate. So today I am going to share with you a fun, easy and fast Christmas table runner.

I used the In From The Cold line by Kate Spain for Moda.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Materials:
6 fat quarters for the middle blocks (I used a Little Fatties Bundle)
1/4 yard for Sashing
1/2 yard for Border
5/8 yard for Backing
1/4 yard for Binding
1/4 yard of Heat n Bond
5 yards large Ric Rac (any size will work)

All seams are 1/4″ unless otherwise noted. Right sides together will be shown as RST.

Cut six 3.5″ squares out of each of your fat quarters.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Arrange blocks how you want using 9 of your squares. 

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Sew the squares into rows.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Sew your rows together and press flat.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Measure in 1.5″ from first seam and cut. You will be cutting down the center of your middle row.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Repeat the above step but from the bottom so that you end with 4 squares that are 4.75″.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Rotate your blocks by moving 2 blocks diagonal from each other.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Sew your 4 blocks together.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Repeat to make 3 blocks. Your blocks should measure 9″.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Cut 4 strips from your sashing measuring 2″ x 9″. Sew 2 strips onto the top and bottom of one of your squares.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Sew the other 2 strips onto one end of the remaining 2 blocks.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Connect all your blocks end to end by sewing one sashing strip to one raw edge of each block.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Cut 2 strips, 2″ by the length of your table runner and sew onto your sides.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Cut 2 border strips 4″ by the length of your runner and sew onto the 2 sides of your runner.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Cut 2 strips of your border fabric 4″ by the length of your runner and sew onto the top and bottom.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Now onto the applique part. Trace the word “JOY” onto the smooth side of your heat n bond making sure that your letters are reversed.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Iron them onto the wrong side of your fabric. I used the scraps from my fat quarters.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Cut the letters out and press them onto your runner where you want them. I put mine in opposite corners on the bottom.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Applique your letters to your fabric. I used a really tight zig zag stitch. But you could also do a blanket stitch or however you prefer to applique the letters to your runner.

Make a quilt sandwich with the back, batting and top. Baste together and quilt as desired, trim off your excess fabric and batting and remove your safety pins.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut 2 strips of ric rac the length of your runner and sew into place. Then do the same with the width of your runner.

 Cut your binding strips. You’ll need 4 strips 2.25″ by the width of your fabric. Attach binding using your favorite binding method.

Christmas Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

And now you have a super cute runner to add some “JOY” to your holidays.


Thank you Katie! What a fun way to show our Holiday spirit with loads of “Joy!” This table runner will look spectacular in the center of our tables while we eat our “roast beasts.” 🙂 I love table runners, because they come together so quickly and make the perfect addition to our kitchen, entry way, or dining room tables. The best part about table runners…they are completely versatile so you can have one for every month of the year!
Thank you again Katie for your sharing your fun runner with us today! For more FABulous projects by Katie, don’t forget to stop by for a visit at ChooChoo Skadoo Quilts.

Little fatties are so awesome to use in table runners. I love how they are all color coordinated, taken right from their fabric lines. From Riley Blake to Moda and Robert Kaufman, The Ribbon Retreat has exactly what you are looking for to create your beeeeautiful table runners.
AND…don’t forget about our Bake Shop options. If you aren’t familiar with our amazing Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs, or Candy Squares, you are in for a treat….sounds YUMMY right?!? Ohhhh, they’re delicious!

What is your favorite Bake Shop dessert?

Happy Creating, Happy Runners, & Happy WEEKEND!
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