12 Days of Christmas Quilted Table Runner – New Quilters

I was idly looking at Christmas quilts on the Internet a few days ago when I came across a fun-looking tutorial for a Christmas table runner on the Samelia’s Mum blog and decided, “Why not?”

The table runner is made of Disappearing 9-patch blocks, which are 9-patch blocks that you piece, cut up, rearrange into a new pattern that looks completely different, then piece again.

I started with these two 5″ charm packs from Moda:

Moda christmas charm packs NewQuilters.com

The tutorial tells you to make three nine-patch blocks, but I wanted a longer table runner for my six-foot dining table, so I made four, mixing and matching fabrics from the two charm packs and even throwing in a couple of 5″ squares from a Kaffe Fassett charm pack when I thought the blocks looked a bit dull. (Extra points for you if you can tell which squares are the Kaffe Fassett ones.)

Next step was cutting the blocks into four sections:

After that, I rearranged the cut sections into a new pattern. You could put all the cut sections into one group and rearrange the whole table runner, but I decided to keep each block together and only rearrange the sections within the block. Once you have rearranged the blocks to your liking, you piece the cut sections together again.

Here’s how my table runner looked after I repieced it:

Finally, I layered, quilted, and bound the table runner. The quilting design I chose was to stitch straight lines a quarter inch on either side of the seams, using my quarter-inch foot to keep the stitching lines aligned.

It took me most of a day to make the quilt from start to finish, and I enjoyed the whole project. I like the improvised quality of the design. And here’s the finished quilt:



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Christine Mann

Christine Mann is one of the founders of the New Quilters blog. She likes to make quilts for family and friends. She shares her quilting room with her bad dog, Marcus.

  • susie q says:

    I am thinking of trying to make this for my sister as a gift for her new dining table. thanks for the tutorial! hopefully I can accomplish this by thanksgiving! lol

    • Making this one didn’t take too long at all, and arranging and rearranging all the squares was a lot of fun. I’m sure you can make it in time for Thanksgiving, susie q!

  • Maureen Rogers says:

    Really cute table runner!

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