Learn How To Make a Table Runner

LearnHowToQuilt Table Runner
Learn How To Make a Table Runner

Learn how to make this Table Runner and discover a quick way to calculate cutting sizes for Quarter Square Triangles. It’s a great project for beginner quilters not ready to take on a larger project. This Fat Quarter Friendly table topper can be completed in a weekend. Experienced quilters might also find this pattern good for experimenting with different fabric combos.

Links to the free supply list and directions can be found below along with links to other easy table runners on our site. You’ll find times listed next to the topic so you can skip ahead or revisit a section. Hope you decide to make this runner. Try using holiday fabric and give as a gift.


Supply List – 0:34

Cutting Squares – 1:02

Quarter Square Triangles (QST’s) – 1:43

Why Quarter Square Triangles instead of Half Square Triangles? – 2:12

Another Name for QST’s – Side Setting Triangles – 4:04

Cutting HST’s – 4:53

Laying Out Runner – 5:26

Sewing Sections – 5:36

Sewing Diagonal Rows Together – 6:30

Border? – 7:54

Tips for Choosing Fabric – 8:27

More Easy Table Runner Videos – 10:07


Supply List (17 1/2″ by 40″ with Border and 3 Large Center Squares)

Supply List (17 1/2″ by 62 1/2″ with Border and 5 Large Center Squares)

Graphic of Smaller Table Runner Cutting and Sewing Directions

Graphic of Larger Table Runner Cutting and Sewing Directions 

Simple Table Runner

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