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Arabesque Arabesque
By: Sally Wright,
California, USA

In a class with Jenny Bowker at Asilomar we played with different methods of designing our own tiles and then combining them in quilts. In mine I took motifs from antique Turkish Iznik tiles and recreated them in batik fabrics for a table runner.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 51"

Autumn Glow Autumn Glow
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
Alberta, Canada

This runner starts with a Bears Paw block and is expanded with log cabins strips all arranged for the colors to cordinate. It is made all from scraps of different golds, greens, oranges, burgandies, rusts and black. To me – it really does “glow” and represents all the colorful hues of autumn.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 45"

Autumn Runner Autumn Runner
By: Mary Manson,
North Carolina, USA

I needed something pretty for Fall for my dining table, so made this runner. It’s patchwork, in bright fall colors. Machine quilted in a large feather pattern. I really like how it looks on my dark wood table.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 55"

Batik Flying Geese Batik Flying Geese
By: Lori S,
Manitoba, Canada

This table runner and a set of six place mats were made from a single coconut Bali pop and a little bit of yardage for the binding. These were made as a gift for my sister-in-law so I do get to visit them every once in a while.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 12"

Blueberry Crumb Runner Blueberry Crumb Runner
By: CathyC (aka CrafteeCC),

This was my first tablerunner swap and was made using charm squares. On checking with my partner, I found one of her fave fabrics was Blueberry Crumb Cake – and that made my decision very easy ;) I really enjoyed making this – after I got over the initial nerves of my first swap.

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 16"

Brenda's Table Service Brenda’s Table Service
By: kc,
Texas, USA

Brenda needed a new set of linens to go with her new home, so her neighbor provided the green fern fabric, I had the green blender, and away we went! The block is called Wandering Star, and since we both love to travel, I thought it was just right. I made 4 placemats to go with the table runner.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 32"

Celtic knot table runner Celtic knot table runner
By: Leona,
California, USA

My own original design, I digitized the celtic knots and then embroidered them on linen fabric. The quilting design is also my own design

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 40"

Christmas Cardinals Christmas Cardinals
By: Lavinia Sala,
Arizona, USA

This was a gift made to go with a cardinal wallhanging. The pattern is Table Runner With A Twist by Lisa Moore. It was really fun to make, and much simpler than it appears!

Quilt size: width: 15.5" height: 48.5"

Christmas Runner Christmas Runner
By: Geraldine Pritchard,
British Columbia, Canada

I bought this kit from a local quilt store, and made most of it at a Fall Quilt Retreat. It was such a fun pattern, some challenges, but mostly easy sailing. Have plans to make another for a Silent Auction we hold at work.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 44"

Circles Circles
By: Circles,
British Columbia, Canada

This is my own design using the circle attachment for my Husqavarna sewing machine.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 32"

Darren's Piece Darren’s Piece
By: Melanie,

My husband pieced the centre a few years ago (he decided this quilting lark couldn’t be too difficult). Then it sat in the UFO pile until July when I decided to finish it for him for his birthday. It now has pride of place on our family dining table in the kitchen (one very proud husband!).

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 15"

Desert Sands Desert Sands
By: King Nancy,
California, USA

This is the backside of a runner for a dresser made for a friend who will be displaying rocks on it. The other side is appliqued and has a slightly darker background. The idea is that it will be reversible. It is made in two pieces so there can be some distance between each piece. Not bound yet.

Quilt size: width: 58″" height: 13″"

Fall Holiday Rag Quilt Fall Holiday Rag Quilt
By: Zeedlebeez,
California, USA

I didn’t have enough fabric for a quilt so I made this table runner as a way to use up beautiful scrap fabric. You can put it on your table in the Fall and leave it there through the holidays.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 32"

Fall Table-Runner Fall Table-Runner
By: Denise Mitchell,
California, USA

This block was designed by Carol Doak. I paper pieced it for a friend.

Quilt size: width: 25″" height: 48"

Falling Leaves Falling Leaves
By: Betty Hughes,
Alabama, USA

This was made as a class sample using the Lil’ Twister technique.

Quilt size: width: 16.5" height: 42.5"

Flower Power Flower Power
By: Katie Clark Clark,
New York, USA

I love to use pops of color on black and white for a dramatic effect. People tell me this table runner while not very traditional makes them SMILE !!

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 48"

flowers and houses flowers and houses
By: cora brown,
Arizona, USA

2 table runners

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 36"

Froggy's in the round Froggy’s in the round
By: Vandy Linhart,
Ohio, USA

This is a variation on the “Crazy Eight Strip Teaser – A Table Topper By Jae’s Attic.” Instead of using 8 fabrics I choose 4 fabrics so I could show case the fantastic tree frog fabric I had in my stash. I just used a simple stipple stitch.To my surprise it won 1st place in my local county fair.

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 44"

Green and heartly Green and heartly
By: Turid Bakken,

This runner was an UFO until this summer. Happy to finish it at last. I free hand quilted it with hearts.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 34"

Karussellpferde Karussellpferde
By: Anja Schellberg,

I found the fabric as a remnant on a fair. It was only a half yard. I combinated it with green fabrics and it looks good. :)

Quilt size: width: 7,5" height: 36,5"

Love from Rollin Love from Rollin
By: susanqlt247,
Maine, USA

My husband’s uncle died 2 years ago. His wife presented me, a quilter, with several of his shirts headed to charitable organizations. I incorporated Rollin’s plaid shirt into this table runner and sent it to Lois. She is thrilled to have a small part of Rollin’s history, now on display in their home

Quilt size: width: 40″" height: 18″"

Modern Table Topper Modern Table Topper
By: Mona,

Slightly out of my comfort zone with this table topper, but I enjoyed it!
Block pattern from Quiltemagasinet and AnnaKa, used the Quick Curve Ruler. Fabric by Moda and Kaffe Fasett.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 50"

Mystery Table Runner Mystery Table Runner
By: Pam in KC,
Missouri, USA

I designed this table runner as a mystery for a quilting retreat.

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 13"

By: Jean,
Ohio, United States Minor Outlying Islands

This was a stained glass table runner that I did in a class. It was done with a twin needle which was a first for me.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 40"

Pop of Red Pop of Red
By: A. Dreher, Just Sew Designs,
Florida, USA

Designed from 5 of my favorite fat quarter fabrics and complimentary ribbon to add color to my fall table Quilted with a traditional diamond pattern in a matching thread

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 55"

Pretty in Pink Pretty in Pink
By: Kristin Donnelly,
Indiana, USA

I made this for my close friend for her birthday. She loves pink and bright colors.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 60"

Quilting Brings Friends Together Quilting Brings Friends Together
By: Ruth Oblinski,
Ontario, Canada

Original Design, using a free block from Candy Goff, called Brilliant Cut and a cute embroidery design. Hand pieced and hand quilted. I always have this on the table when our stitching group comes over for a play day!!! My table runner includes lots of my favorite colour, Red!!!

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 56"

Red December Red December
By: Jenny in NZ,
New Zealand

A Christmas Quilt designed by Esther Aliu in Australia for her Yahoo BOM group. I only made the central design as a table runner and I love how it turned out. I had been given a fat quarter pack of Christmas fabric’s and they were perfect for this table runner.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 19"

Round and Round Round and Round
By: Michele Timms,
Ontario, Canada

I made this round table topper for my sister, the colours of the quilt were perfect for her. I especially love the quilted circles.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Sand Castles Sand Castles
By: Rose W.,
Ohio, USA

The pattern for this runner is Sand Castles from Anka’s Treasures Little Charmers 5. I used fabric from Basic Grey’s Hello Luscious line. The fabric made a pretty spring runner.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 42"

Scrap Flower Garden Table Runner Scrap Flower Garden Table Runner
By: Mary Ann,
Oregon, USA

While doing some daycare for my nephews I tried English paper piecing for the first time. I liked making the flowers with one odd pieced fabric for a focal point. I liked the paper piecing, but not enough for a whole quilt, so it became a table runner.

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 15.5"

Spicy Spiral Runner Spicy Spiral Runner
By: Carol Kussart,
Illinois, USA

This uses a 9 degree ruler. The pattern is by School House Quilts. I love the design and have made 4 of these in various colors.

Quilt size: width: 23" height: 39"

Table Runner with Water Lilies Table Runner with Water Lilies
By: Rhianon Taylor,
United Kingdom

Table runner with 3D water lilies made as a gift for my brother. Free motion quilted on my domestic machine.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 38"

Testallating Pinwheels Testallating Pinwheels
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

I loved this table runner so much, that I gave it away. The recipient loved it even more than I did. LOL!

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 38"

Tree of Life Tree of Life
By: Barb,
Texas, USA

The Giving Tree gets it’s name because aside from the background, it was made from pieces of cloth from friends. I really enjoyed the idea of recycling and minimizing waste. I think it’s a wonderful way of going green and planting a tree.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 20"

Tropical Rainbow Tropical Rainbow
By: IPdeAragon,

Made in a workshop, learning curved shapes, year 2009. I loved how my choice of colors turned out.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 58"

Twirling Triangles Twirling Triangles
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

Adapted from a Fons & Porter bed quilt design, it was a project for a group of quilters called Strip Club.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 48"

vanilla hearts vanilla hearts
By: isa13,

Made from a japanese book. All hand work.

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 12"

Wheat table runner Wheat table runner
By: Sharon Kerber,
Saskatchewan, Canada

Since I live on the Canadian prairies and am married to a grain farmer, this table runner fits right in with our lifestyle. Incidentally, my husband and son are out in the field harvesting wheat right this minute.( and it’s a good crop this year for which we are thankful.)

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 36"

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84 thoughts on “Just Table Runners

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I love football and the leaves in autumn

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Two things, the cooler, crisper air and college football. This pattern looks like something I could handle. It is very pretty.

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I love all the great table toppers, very inspiring and fun to vote this week :-)
    My favorite thing about fall is the variability of the weather, you just never really know what to expect and this week the floods in Colorado prove that! I can’t wait to start on my mug rug swap fall projects now!!!

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I love the fall colors in the trees and the cooler weather. It makes me want to retreat to my sewing studio and create wonderful things.

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    My favorite thing about fall/autumn is the. Fall colors. The trees turn beautiful colors. There are shades of red, orange, yellow and bronze. Fabulous.

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I love this pattern. I think this would be an incentive to sew again.

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I live in Vermont and the fall season is so pretty here. My hubby takes us for rides just so I can take pictures of the mountains with all the different colors of the leaves. I love it and the rides gives us great family time as well.

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    I love watching the leaves turn the beautiful colours that they do, then I love watching them slowly fall off the trees and leave the trees bare, ready for spring.

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I love the cool evenings, the deep orange, red, purple color do the sunset…backlighting the silhouettes of the trees and the buildings.

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    College football & cooler weather are my favorites in the fall. Thanks.

  • September 13, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    decorating with bright fall colors. orange, yellow, purple, green. I have a spiderweb quilt that comes out in the fall.

    and it is time to get serious about working on Christmas presents !!

  • September 13, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I love the trees turning color.

  • September 13, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    I love the leaves, although those in other areas would wonder why. In Alberta, most of the trees turn only yellow, and the colour lasts for only a week or two before a big wind blows them all off the trees (usually by the end of September). But, I always appreciate them while they are there!

  • September 13, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    i love our traditional trip to get apples and admire the fall color. this started probably before i was born…been doing it for as long as i can remember, and have continued it even since my parents are gone. now it is my sisters and children that go to see the beauty and the taste of fresh apples during the drive.

  • September 13, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Raking the falling leaves, believe it or not. I like the rustle and crunchy sounds dry leaves create AND raking them up is great exercise.

  • September 13, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    My favourite part of fall is the changing of the colors when the leaves turn autumn gold and alk the fall flowers are blooming. What a beautiful season. Love the coolness.

  • September 14, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Autumn,my favorite season
    brings cooling tempertures
    the leaves exploding with brillant color,
    a lazy walk in the crisp fallen leaves
    down a country road.
    A time of reflection. Thanksgiving!

  • September 14, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Wow, great table runners!
    Best part of Fall? Colourful Leaves! And my horse feeling frisky, and as long as he doesn’t give me Air Miles it’s all good!

  • September 14, 2013 at 2:27 am

    The changing of the colours on the trees, nature has a way with colours and they just blend all in. As a child, we would love to catch the leaves as they fell and it was considered lucky if you caught a perfectly whole leaf.

  • September 14, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Wow Michelle, that table runner is beautiful. Great work.

  • September 14, 2013 at 3:20 am

    My favorite part of the autumn season is cooking. My second is making Christmas and holiday presents! You can always count on something from me that was handmade!

  • September 14, 2013 at 3:24 am

    I like the changing colors of the leaves on the trees and cooler weather. Michelle your table runner is awesome!

  • September 14, 2013 at 7:28 am

    It was so hard to pick just four favorites this week. So many wonderful table runners.

    My favorite part of the Fall/Autumn season is hard to pin down. I’m happy that the temperatures are starting to fall. The leaves are beginning to change color. The vegetable garden is full of bounty but is reaching the end as well. Everything is slowing down, but I like the changes. I suppose I do like that sitting with a quilt in my lap to finish the binding isn’t something I dread, so that is a definite upside.

  • September 14, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I love autumn for hiking and taking photographs!!!

  • September 14, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Decorating. I have made many fall items and I love displaying them all.

  • September 14, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I love the cooler weather and beautiful fall colors! This is always a time for baking and getting ready for the winter months ahead.

  • September 14, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Fall in northern Wisconsin is beautiful. My favorite part is seeing the changing colors in the leaves.

  • September 14, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Such beautiful table runners!

  • September 14, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I like the colors of fall.

  • September 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

    The cooler air make me more energetic! But I love the fall colors. I am mad at myself that I didn’t remember to get a table runner into the contest-lost track of the days!

  • September 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Seeing the leaves change daily as I look out my window at the Glorious Mountains around me.
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  • September 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I love the colors of autumn and the change in the weather to cooler temperatures. BTW, there were so many wonderful table runners in this weeks contest, it was difficult to pick four.

  • September 14, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I love the rich warm colors of fall. They seem to be everywhere…in the trees, in fabric, in decorated cakes…everywhere.
    This is a great contest & I love seeing all the beautiful table runners. Thanks.

  • September 14, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I love seeing all the leaves changing and having cooler temps.
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  • September 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    My favorite part of fall is the cooler weather, and cooking! I love the smell of turkey, pumpkin pies, etc!

  • September 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Beautiful leaf colors and cooler weather.

  • September 15, 2013 at 2:04 am

    It is the start of all the holidays and I love the holidays!

  • September 15, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I love the fall colors and hiking in the cooler weather!

  • September 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    After a hot humid Alabama summer, I enjoy the cool breezes of autumn and the lovely sunsets.

  • September 15, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I love all the Autumn colors in a forest, ttrees’ leaves: red, yellow, green, orange…

  • September 15, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I love all the Autumn colors in a forest, trees’ leaves: red, yellow, green, orange…

  • September 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Cooler weather, fall colors and all things pumpkin.

  • September 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    The feeling of change is what I enjoy most about Fall. I think it stems back to the beginning of a new school year – I always felt refreshed….Judy R from Buffalo

  • September 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I just love the fall colors – and the cool nights!
    Thanks so much!

  • September 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I love the fat pumpkins with its sister leaves billowing in the wind.Fall brings its coats of many colors to our eyes to enjoy!!!

  • September 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I think my favorite thing about fall is school starting and cooler weather…and the excitement of the holidays approaching.

  • September 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm


  • September 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I love the colors of fall and fresh crisp apples. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • September 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Wow a lot of really lovely table runners, hard to pick only 4. For me the favorite part of fall is the cooler weather, hot cider with cinnamon, pumpkin dishes and soups.

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