A bevy of black-and-white prints adds a touch of sass to an easy table topper. Start each block with an 8-1/2" square fussy-cut from a panel print and add two 4-1/2"-wide strips to finish. Add more playful prints from Word Play by Michele D'Amore for Benartex for the setting triangles, border, and binding.

June 14, 2013


Inspired by Royal Treatment from designer Debbie Maddy of Calico Carriage Designs
Quiltmaker: Kathleen Williams

1/3 yard panel print (blocks)
18x22" piece (fat quarter) black-and-white dot (blocks)
2/3 yards black-and-white print (setting and corner triangles)
1/2 yard black tone-on-tone (border)
3/8 yard black-and-white stripe (binding)
1-7/8 yards backing fabric
30x64" batting

Finished quilt: 21-1/2x55-1/2"
Finished block: 12" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.Download this Project

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From panel print, fussy-cut:
3-8-1/2" squares

From black-and-white dot, cut:
3-4-1/2x12-1/2" rectangles
3-4-1/2x8-1/2" rectangles

From black-and-white print, cut:
1-18-1/4" square, cutting it diagonally twice in an X for 4 setting triangles total
2-9-3/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 corner triangles total

From black tone-on-tone, cut:
4-2-1/2x26" strips for border
2-2-1/2x21-1/2" border strips

From black-and-white stripe, cut:
4-2-1/2x42" binding stripsDownload this Project

Assemble Blocks

1. Referring to Block Assembly Diagram, join a black-and-white dot 4-1/2x8-1/2" rectangle to right-hand edge of a fussy-cut 8-1/2" square.

2. Add black-and-white dot 4-1/2x12-1/2" rectangle to bottom edge of Step 1 unit to complete block. Press all seams toward rectangles. The block should be 12-1/2" square including seam allowances.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make three blocks total.Download this Project

Assemble Table Runner Center

1. Referring to Table Runner Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks and black-and-white print setting triangles in three diagonal rows.

2. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward setting triangles. Join rows; press seams in one direction. Add black-and-white print corner triangles to make table runner center; press seams toward corner triangles. The table runner center should be 17-1/2x51-1/2" including seam allowances.Download this Project

Add Border

1. Sew together two black tone-on-tone 2-1/2x26" strips to make a long border strip. The long border strip should be 2-1/2x51-1/2" including seam allowances. Using tip of iron, carefully press seam open. Repeat to make a second long border strip.

2. Join long border strips to long edges of table runner center. Press seams toward border.

3. Sew black tone-on-tone 2-1/2x21-1/2" border strips to short edges of table runner center to complete table runner top. Press as before.Download this Project

Finish Table Runner

1. Layer table runner top, batting, and backing; baste.

2. Quilt as desired.

3. Bind with black-and-white stripe binding strips.