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Summertime Table Runner

Use the quilt-as-you-go method to make this watermelon table runner.


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Designer: Shelley Robson



  • 1 yard 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
  • 17x34" quilt batting
  • 11—3/4"-long black heart-shape buttons
  • Quilt basting spray (optional)


Finished table runner: 11x28"

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



Cut Fabrics

To make the best use of your fabrics, cut the pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces.

See how to cut bias binding here.


From assorted red prints, cut:

  • 32 -- 1-1/2x21" strips

From solid red, cut:

  • 1 -- 2-1/2x42" binding strip

From solid white, cut:

  • Enough 1"-wide bias strips to total 50 inches in length for piping

From green print, cut:

  • Enough 1-1/4"-wide bias strips to total 50 inches in length for binding

From each of backing fabric and lightweight quilt batting, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern A