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Summertime Table Runner

Use the flip-and-sew method to make this watermelon table runner.


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Designer: Shelley Robson
Photographer: Greg Scheidemann

Designer Shelley Robson's quick stitch-and-flip method uses lots of different red fabrics across this mouthwatering table runner. Just place one strip on top of another, stitch, and continue adding more strips until the layers are covered. Add seeds and borders and you're ready to set the table.

8—1/8-yard pieces assorted red prints (table runner top)
1/8 yard solid red (binding)
1/4 yard solid white (piping)
1/4 yard green print (binding)
3/8 yard backing fabric
1x34 inches thin quilt batting
11—3/4-inch-long black heart-shape buttons
Quilt basting spray (optional)

Finished Table Runner: 11x28 inches

Quantities are for 44/45-inch- wide, 100% cotton fabrics. All measurements include a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.


To order a kit of similar fabrics (all fabrics for quilt top, buttons, backing, and binding), send $29.50 ppd. to The Quilted Forest, 109 N. Clark, Forest City, IA 50436; 641-585-2438;