Quick and Easy Table Runner

Placemats with Candies


Recently I was watching a YouTube tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt Company on how to make a real simple ‘Zig Zag Table Runner’ by Kansas Troubles.  The complete Table Runner pattern and is available in their new book Layers of Love, stop by the shop and get your copy of it!  There are some really great patterns that are quick and easy!



The runner was really cute and looked beyond simple but one problem, I didn’t need a new table runner but I did need some new placemats!  I adapted what I saw them doing to make some new ones for my table!  What do you think?  Did I do good?  Stop into the shop and we’ll tell you how we made it and you won’t believe how fast and easy it is!




To make mine I used 4 – 5” WOF strips of Jo Morton’s new line of fabric Melodies by Jo Morton we just got this in and I just HAD to do something with it!  These are some really great blender fabrics stop in and check them out, Kim has displayed them front and center in the shop!  For the 2 ½” squares I picked Laundry Basket Quilts Jelly Bean Candies by Moda.  We’ve got some great Candies that would be perfect for Christmas Placemats!


Fabric Requirements


4 Placemats 6 Placemats
Background 1 1/2 Yard 3/4 Yard
Background 2 1/2 Yard 3/4 Yard
Background 3 1/2 Yard 3/4 Yard
Background 4 1/2 Yard 1/2 Yard
Moda Candies 2 3
Backing Fabric 4 Fat Quarters 6 Fat Quarters
Batting 4 – 18″ x 22″ 6 – 18″ x 22″
Bindings Strips  (inc) 8-2 ½” WOF 12-2 ½” WOF

Have you completed your requirements to rent our new Long Arm?  If you have this would be a FANTASTIC project for free motion quilting!  If you haven’t done the intro class yet, make certain you get registered so you can get some made before the holidays!


Fabric I used:


Background Fabric I used Melodies by Jo Morton
#1 Green Pinwheel Waves
#2 Green Clematis Blooms
#3 Green Feathering Leaves
#4 Green Stripes
Laundry Basket Quilts Jelly Bean by Moda



I also used “The Strip Stick” when pressing my seams open.  This is a pretty handy tool to help when pressing seams open or to one side because the iron concentrates on pressing where the seam is.   The Strip Stick is available in 3 sizes: Mini, 18” & 45”, I like the 45” one it’s great when pressing borders too!  Next time you see Ennie in the shop ask her how she likes it!


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