Use a charm pack or any 5" squares to make this 'Charming' Patchwork Table Runner
Size 15” x 46”
- 1 Charm pack or 34 5” squares - remember a Layer Cake cut into quarters makes 5 Charm squares.
- 25cm fabric for border strip
- 25cm fabric for binding
- Backing - enough to cover 15" x 46", add 4" all the way around if you are long arm machine quilting.
Other tools you will need
Cutting mat. Rotary cutter. Long ruler for use with a rotary cutter. A smaller ruler - easier to manoeuvre for the small cuts. Neutral coloured thread for sewing with - I like the Aurifil 50wt thread (this is a lovely fine 100% cotton thread, and I usually use a grey). General sewing supplies (thread snips, unpicker, pins, iron).
Before starting please note all seams are joined with a ¼” seam (unless otherwise indicated)
Also it is a good idea to read through all the instructions before starting.
The centre of the Table RunnerChoose 18 of the 5” charm squares for the centre of the table runner. Join these in two rows of nine.
Add the first border
Cut 3 strips at 1½" to use as the first border.
Join to the long sides first then the short sides. Measure each side and cut the strip to the correct length before you add the strip.
Join pieces for the final border
Cut 15 of the 5” charm squares into 4 small squares as shown.
Join these small squares in rows:
2 rows of 22 squares for the sides.
2 rows of 8 squares for the ends.
Add this final border
Use the picture to see the placement of the second border. Attach the long sides first (22 squares) and then the short ends (8 squares) Measure each side and cut the strip the correct length before you add the strip. The final pieces on each row may not be a full square, this is ok. Just cut whatever length you need.
Complete the table runner by quilting and adding binding using your preferred method.