Zig Zag Christmas Table Runner
This table runner could be used for any holiday themed table runner. I had a lot of Christmas fabric so I made a Christmas themed one. It was a fun way to use up scraps other than making a traditional nine patch block, etc.
Yield: 4 hours
- cutting mat and cutter
- fabric scraps
- quilt square template or paper template
- sewing machine, scissors, thread, pins
- batting to fit size of runner
- backing fabric to fit size of runner
- First, cut out 3 inch squares from fabric scraps. To make one like the one pictured, you will need 42 squares. Lay out the pattern as follows: two squares first row, four squares second row, five squares for third, fourth, fifth,sixth, seventh, and eighth rows, four squares ninth row, and two squares tenth row. Take a picture of the layout design to reference later.
- Second, sew the first row (two squares) together. Then the second row and so forth. Press each row. Pin the first row to the second at the seams and sew. Continue in this manner until all the rows are sewn together. Press seams.
- Third, lay a piece of batting onto a flat surface that is larger than the sewn rows. Lay a piece of backing fabric wrong side down on top of the batting. Lay the sewn rows on top of the backing fabric, wrong side down. Pin. Sew around the entire piece leaving an opening of about 4 inches at the top of one end. Trim the excess batting and backing fabric. Press seams.
- Fourth, clip corners and clip seams at the junction of each square. Turn right side out through the opening. Pin the opening closed. Press on the outside. Top stitch around the perimeter. Quilt along the diagonal rows starting at the top and ending at the bottom. Turn and go the other direction until all the rows have been quilted.
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