It's never too early to start making Christmas presents. To create this table runner, sew together three blocks using a Log Cabin variation and add borders. Fabrics are from the Peace on Earth collection by Ro Gregg for Paintbrush Studio.

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Inspired by Logging On from designer Lynette Jensen

Quilt tester: Jan Ragaller

Materials

• 1⁄2 yard multicolor ornament print (blocks, outer border)

• 1⁄3 yard pink diamond print (blocks)

• 1⁄8 yard each of green snowflake print, red-and-gold floral, red tone-on-tone, green tone-on-tone, green diamond print, red dove print, red reindeer print, and red damask (blocks, inner border)

• 1⁄4 yard green damask (blocks, inner border)

• 3⁄8 yard binding fabric

• 1-3⁄8 yards backing fabric

• 32×48" batting

Finished quilt: 23-1⁄2×40"

Finished blocks: 10-1⁄2×15"

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

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

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seams toward darker fabric.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From multicolor ornament print, cut:

• 2-3-1⁄2×34" outer border strips

• 2-3-1⁄2×23-1⁄2" outer border strips

• 3-5" squares

From pink diamond print, cut:

• 3-5" squares

From green snowflake print, cut:

• 3-2×5" strips

From red-and-gold floral, cut:

• 3-2×6-1⁄2" strips

From red tone-on-tone, cut:

• 3-2×12-1⁄2" strips

From green tone-on-tone, cut:

• 3-2×8" strips

From green diamond print, cut:

• 3-2×14" strips

From red dove print, cut:

• 3-2×9-1⁄2" strips

From red reindeer print, cut:

• 3-2×15-1⁄2" strips

From red damask, cut:

• 1-1-1⁄2×32" inner border strip

• 1-1-1⁄2×17-1⁄2" inner border strip

From green damask, cut:

• 1-1-1⁄2×32" inner border strip

• 1-1-1⁄2×17-1⁄2" inner border strip

• 3-2×11" strips

From binding fabric, cut:

• 4-2-1⁄2×42" binding strips

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Assemble Blocks

1. Join a multicolor ornament print 5" square and a pink diamond 5" square (Diagram 1).

2. Add a green snowflake print 2×5" strip to right edge of Step 1 unit (Diagram 2).

3. Add a green damask 2×11" strip to bottom of Step 2 unit (Diagram 3).

4. Sew a red-and-gold floral 2×6-1⁄2" strip to left edge of Step 3 unit (Diagram 4).

5. Sew a red tone-on-tone 2×12-1⁄2" strip to top edge of Step 4 unit (Diagram 5).

6. Referring to Diagram 6, continue adding strips in sequence to make a block. Press all seams toward just-added strips. The block should be 15-1⁄2×11" including seam allowances.

7. Repeat steps 1–6 to make three blocks total. Note: Quilt tester Jan Ragaller added interest by switching the positions of the 5" squares in one of the three blocks.

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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks.

2. Sew together blocks to make quilt center; press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 15-1⁄2×32" including seam allowances.

Add Borders

1. Sew green and red damask 1-1⁄2×32" inner border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add green and red damask 1-1⁄2×17-1⁄2" inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

2. Sew multicolor ornament print 3-1⁄2×34" outer border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add multicolor ornament print 3-1⁄2×23-1⁄2" outer border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

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Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2. Bind with binding strips.

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