Tutorial! Christmas Table Runner & Giveaway!

Oh y’all are going to love this! Today we’re kicking off Deck the Halls- a series of holiday decorating tutorials you are going to love! Lot’s of talent in this group, my friends! I’m excited about what everybody has created to share with you. 

First up is Svetlana from s.o.t.a.k. handmade. I love her sense of style. She’s very modern and fresh. You’ll definitely want to check out her finished projects page. Oh so cute! See her great tutorial below!

 Deck the Halls – Patchwork Table Runner

Hello, and welcome everyone! Ready to kick off Deck the Halls? 9 festive tutorials and giveaways now through December 7th!  We’ll bring you creative ideas to help you Deck the Halls for the holidays!

 Today I’m going to share how to make a Christmas patchwork table runner. Ready? Here we go! 
(Read more of this post and enter the give away by clicking the link below.)

Supplies needed:
1/2 yard solid fabric for the top of your runner
Christmas colored scraps of fabric, enough to cut out 56 – 2″ squares
1/2 yard fabric for the backing
19″ x 45″ piece of batting
1/8 yard fabric for the binding

Finished size of the runner is 15 3/4″ x 41″.

Step 1 – cutting
~ From your solid fabric cut out:
          2- 4.5″ x 15 3/4″ strips
          1- 2.5″ x 15 3/4″ strip
          4- 3.5″ x 16″ strips
          2- 6 3/4″ x 13″ rectangles
~ You also need to cut out 56- 2″ squares from your colored scraps.


Step 2 – assembling a patchwork block 
 Take 28 – 2″ squares, and arrange then into 4 rows (2 rows of 8, 2 rows of 6).
Stitch the rows together using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance, press the seams.


 Now that all 4 rows of patchwork squares are stitched together, let’s assemble the block. Take your
6 3/4″x 13″ solid rectangle and arrange your patchwork rows around the solid fabric as shown in the picture. You can play around until you find the way that pleases you the most, I made all my directional prints pointing towards the center.


Start with the longer rows first, pin (I had to use lots of pins since I was working with a very shifty linen),  and stitch in place.
Press the seams, I pressed mine towards the solid fabric. If, however, you’re using a white or other light colored fabric for the middle, you might want to press the seams towards the patchwork.


Now attach the shorter rows, using the same technique.


Press, and voila!!! One patchwork block is finished.

Step 3 – assembling second patchwork block
Repeat step 2 to make a second patchwork block using remaining 28 – 2″ squares and  a 6 3/4″ x 13″ solid rectangle.
Step 4 – assembling the table runner

Take one 3.5″ x 16″ strip of solid fabric and attach it to the 16″ side of your patchwork block. It’s a good idea to use lots of pins to make sure everything lines up nicely.

 Now attach the second 3.5″ x 16″ solid rectangle to the other 16″ side of your patchwork block.

This is what your block will look like. Take the other patchwork block and the two remaining 3.5″ x 16″ strips of solid fabric and attach them together the same way you did with the first block.

Now sew the two main patchwork blocks together using the 2.5″ x 15 3/4″ strip of solid fabric. Once you have your two patchwork blocks joint together, sew the two 4.5″ x 15 3/4″ rectangles to the sides of the patchwork blocks and your table runner top is all finished. This is what it will look like.


Step 5 – basting and quilting


 Make a quilt sandwich using your table runner top, batting, and backing. Quilt any way you like,  I quilted mine with straight lines about 1/4″ apart.

Step 6 – attach the binding on


Cut your binding at 2 1/4″ wide, fold in half and bind your table runner the same way you would a quilt.

Step 7 – admire your lovely Christmas table runner

Congratulations, you’re done. Now, wasn’t that easy?
 I hope you’ll enjoy making your own table runner!



Enter to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Sew me a Song! Simply pop on over to Svetlana’s blog s.o.t.a.k. handmade and leave her a comment.

Then be sure to come back here to Ellison Lane and ENTER TO WIN the $50 Contemporary Cloth giveaway. 

Come back each day for another great tutorial in the series!
11/26: S.O.T.A.K. Handmade / Giveaway from Sew Me a Song
11/27: Live A Colorful Life / Giveaway from Zipit!
11/28: Petit Lyons /Giveaway from Zipit!
12/4: Jednoiglec / Giveaway from Sew Fresh Fabric
12/5: Owen’s Olivia / Giveaway from Sew Fresh Fabric

Happy Holidays! 



  1. ohhh love this table runner! I have to try to make a similar one in the future :))

  2. What a pretty modern table runner!

  3. Very Nice!!

  4. Beautiful!

  5. Very pretty, thanks for sharing with us.

  6. lovely quick table runner!

  7. Lovely table runner – it makes me think more about Christmas:)

  8. Nice table runner! Versatile, and not too busy :)

  9. Love the tablerunner. It’s very pretty and quick to make.

  10. thanks for sharing. I really like how you quilted the runner. thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Thanks for heading up this super blog hop sharing tutorials and the Christmas Spirit.
    I’ll be back to see more. Loved Svetlana (sp?) runner. Added it to my favorites for someday. Jane

  12. I love this!

  13. What a beautiful table runner! Thanks for the tutorial.

  14. I LOVE that runner, thanks so much for arranging the tutorial for us.

  15. a wonderful table runner. thanks for sharing the tutorial

  16. Gorgeous! Everything that Svetlana makes is so perfectly modern and beautiful!

  17. This runner is simply stunning – and the tutorial was wonderful. Thanks! blessings, marlene

  18. That’s a beauty x

  19. It`s just beautiful!

  20. Thanks for sponsoring the Deck the Halls tutorials. I look forward to seeing the others. The table runner will make a fabulous gift.

  21. love your table runner thanks

  22. Cute table runner! Can’t wait to see the other projects!

  23. Svetlana always makes the cutest things!

  24. thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway.

  25. Love it! So cute! Thank you!

  26. Love the tutorial! Thank you! The table runner is fantastic. I love your style!

  27. I love this!! I need a table runner, too — we finally have a dinner table that doesn’t need to be covered with a tablecloth. :) I’m wondering how long it will take the kiddos to fix that! LOL

  28. I love this! I have been looking for a table runner pattern for a gift. Thank you!

  29. All the tutorials will be so much fun! I’m looking forward to the blog hop.

  30. Beautiful table runner! Looking forward to the blog hop.

  31. Beautiful!!!!!!

  32. That’s a gorgeous table runner – love your straight line quilting, adds such a nice modern feel to it.

  33. I love scrappy colors with linen ! Great table runner !

  34. Great tutorial, now I want to go make one!

  35. What a pretty table runner. Simplicity at its best. Thank you for a chance to win this fabulous giveaway.

  36. Love the festive fabrics combined with linen-gorgeous!

  37. Love your table runner… what is the solid fabric you used? Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. The table runner is a winner! and I popped over Sew Me A Song and the first fabric pictured I fell in love with..Daisies (my fave flower)!

  39. I really like the placemat and how it is quilted. I have a number of Christmas scraps that I need to use up.


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