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Log Cabin Table Runner

Stitch a 12-block table runner using Log Cabin blocks in two colorways. By using a color scheme of purple, green, and cream, designer Debbie Beaves stitched a season-spanning table runner that shows off her Dolce collection for RJR Fabrics.

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Assemble and Add Borders


1. Aligning long edges, join a green print 1x36-1/2" strip and a tan print No. 2—1-1/2x36-1/2" strip to make a long pieced inner border strip. Press seam toward green print. Repeat to make a second long pieced inner border strip.

2. Referring to Table Runner Assembly Diagram, join a tan print No. 2—1-1/2x12-1/2" strip, two green print 1x1-1/2" rectangles, and two tan print No. 2—1-1/2" squares to make a pieced strip. Press seams toward green print. The pieced strip should be 1-1/2x15-1/2" including seam allowances. Sew a green print 1x15-1/2" strip to a long edge of the pieced strip to make a short pieced inner border strip. Press seam toward green print. Repeat to make a second short pieced inner border strip.

3. Referring to Table Runner Assembly Diagram, join long pieced inner border strips to long edges of table runner center. Join short pieced inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border. The table runner center now should be 15-1/2x39-1/2" including seam allowances.

4. Join a purple print 1-1/2x39-1/2" strip and a purple border print 4-3/8x39-1/2" strip to make a long pieced outer border strip. Press seam toward purple print. Repeat to make a second long pieced outer border strip.

5. Referring to Table Runner Assembly Diagram, sew together a purple border print 4-3/8x15-1/2" strip, two purple print 1-1/2x4-3/8" rectangles, and two purple floral 4-3/8" squares to make a pieced strip. Press seams toward purple print. The pieced strip should be 4-3/8x25-1/4" including seam allowances. Join a purple print 1-1/2x25-1/4" strip to a long edge of the pieced strip to make a short pieced outer border strip. Press seam toward purple print. Repeat to make a second short pieced outer border strip.

6. Sew long pieced outer border strips to long edges of table runner center. Join short pieced outer border strips to remaining edges to complete table runner top. Press seams toward outer border.

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