Add a whimsical touch to your decor with a Halloween-theme table runner that is more likely to charm your guests than spook them. Fabrics are from the Midnight Magic collection by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics.
Spellbinding Table Runner
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INSPIRED BY: Vintage Pastels from collector Jody Sanders

QUILT TESTER: Diane Tomlinson


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

  • 10" square black moon print (rows)
  • 1—9×21" piece (fat eighth) each black floral and white spiderweb print (rows)
  • 1—18×21" piece (fat quarter) each orange moon print, black spiderweb print, and gray moon print (rows)
  • 1/3 yard solid black (binding)
  • 5/8 yard backing fabric
  • 22×36" batting

Finished table runner: 14-1/8×28-1/4"

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From black moon print (fabric 1), cut:

  • 6—2-1/2" squares

From black floral (fabric 2), cut:

  • 14—2-1/2" squares

From white spiderweb print (fabric 3), cut:

18—2-1/2" squares

From orange moon print (fabric 4), cut:

  • 22—2-1/2" squares

From black spiderweb print (fabric 5), cut:

  • 26—2-1/2" squares

From gray moon print (fabric 6), cut:

  • 7—4-1/8" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 28 setting triangles total (you'll have two leftover)
  • 2—2-3/8" squares, cutting each in half for 4 corner triangles total

From solid black, cut:

  • 3—2-1/2×42" binding strips

Assemble Quilt Top

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Use a design wall to lay out your 2-1/2" squares in rows.

1. Referring to Diagram 1, lay out fabric 1 squares on point in a vertical row. Arrange fabric 2 squares around fabric 1 row. Repeat with remaining squares in the order indicated in Diagram 1 until all squares are placed.

Spellbinding Table Runner diagram 1

2. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together squares in 14 diagonal rows. Join gray moon print (fabric 6) setting triangles and top right-hand and bottom left-hand corner triangles to ends of rows. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row.

Spellbinding Table Runner diagram 2

3. Join rows; press seams in one direction. Add remaining gray moon print corner triangles to complete quilt top. Press seams toward corner triangles.

Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.

2. Quilt as desired. Quilt tester Diane Tomlinson machine-quilted a stipple design in the white spiderweb print squares and stitched-in-the-ditch between each round of fabric.

3. Bind with solid black binding strips.