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Scrap Lab Table Runner and Pumpkins

Stitch a fall theme table runner and trio of stuffed pumpkins that designers Camille Roskelly of Thimble Blossoms and Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. created for a web-exclusive Scrap Lab challenge. Fabrics are from the Pumpkin Patch Plaids collection by Renée Nanneman of Need'l Love Co. for Andover Fabrics.


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Materials for Table Runner

Designer: Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms


  • 18x22" piece (fat quarter) solid cream (triangle-squares)
  • 4—18x22" pieces (fat quarters) orange, black, gold, and brown plaids (triangle-squares, backing, binding)
  • 13-1/2x31-1/2" batting

Finished table runner: 30-1/2x12-1/2"

Quantities are for 100% cotton fabrics.
Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.


Cut Materials for Table Runner

From solid cream, cut:

  • 20—3-7/8" squares

From orange plaid, cut:

  • 8—3-7/8" squares

From black plaid, cut:

  • 5—2-1/2x21" binding strips
  • 4—3-7/8" squares

From gold plaid, cut:

  • 1—13-1/2x16" rectangle
  • 4—3-7/8" squares

From brown plaid, cut:

  • 1—13-1/2x16" rectangle
  • 4—3-7/8" squares


Assemble Blocks for Table Runner

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of each solid cream 3-7/8" square. (To prevent fabric from stretching as you draw lines, place 220-grit sandpaper under each square.)

2. Layer a marked solid cream square on an orange plaid 3-7/8" square. Sew squares together with two seams, stitching 1/4" on each side of drawn line (Diagram 1).

3. Cut squares apart on drawn line to make two triangle units (Diagram 2). Press open each triangle unit, pressing seam toward orange plaid triangle, to make two orange triangle-squares (Diagram 3). Each triangle-square should be 3-1/2" square including seam allowances.

4. Using solid cream and the color listed below, repeat steps 2 and 3 to make the following:

  • 16 orange triangle-squares
  • 8 black triangle-squares
  • 8 gold triangle-squares
  • 8 brown triangle-squares


Assemble Table Runner

1. Referring to Table Runner Assembly Diagram for placement, lay out triangle-squares in four horizontal rows. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row. Join rows to make table runner top. Press seams in one direction. The table runner top should be 30-1/2x12-1/2" including seam allowances.

2. Join short edges of gold plaid 13-1/2x16" rectangle and brown plaid 13-1/2x16" rectangle to make 31-1/2x13-1/2" table runner backing. Press seam in one direction.

3. Layer table runner top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired. Designer Camille Roskelley machine-quilted 1/2" from edges of solid cream zigzags across the table runner top.

4. Bind with black plaid binding strips.