Friday, April 3, 2015

Island Batik Table Runner

I've always felt that Birthdays were a time to give back.  So as a thank you I wanted to post a small tutorial.  I am thrilled to once again be an Ambassador for Island Batik. A box with delicious fabrics arrived on my doorstep and it was fun to design this easy table runner with these gorgeous fabrics.

Cut 24 strips, 2" x 5", of assorted coordinating fabrics

Cut 10 2" x 2" for accenting blocks


 Lay the strips and accenting blocks in whatever order you like.


After you find a pattern that pleases your eye, start sewing the strip together.


Trim the edges.

Cut a 1 1/4" strip from a darker fabric for the inner border.


Cut 2 1/2" strips of outer border fabric and add to table runner
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And now it's all ready for quilting!

I have enjoyed making these table runners in different color ways for the different seasons. This one is in icy blues and a touch of gold for winter. This table runner is longer, using 42  2" x 5" strips.


I hope you enjoy making this easy table runner.

Happy Quilting!

Island Batik


10 comments:

Cathy said...

Happy birthday! And thanks for the tutorial.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Happy Birthday! Nice runner.

Bonnie said...

A very happy birthday to you, quilting friend!!!!

Allie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Jocelyn! [been without internet]. LOVE these table runners - the lovely thing about batiks is that you can put them together just about any which way, and they look amazing. It's an easy enough pattern for ME to do, lol, and I'd have a stunning result!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I love these batik prints. Your table runner is beautiful! Wishing you the best year ever. blessings ~ tanna

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Nice runner, looks great in those batik fabrics. Happy Birthday. Visiting from Quilt Shop Gal's link up.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a beautiful runner and of course you know....I love the batiks you used!

Denise Russell said...

Great colors! Parabens pra voce... (Happy Birthday to you in Portuguese!).

knitnkwilt said...

A very clever idea. I love how squares and strips continue to create new looks.

Daytona Damsel said...

Beautiful batiks and love the runners. Thanks for sharing the patterns.