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FLORICA Table Runner / Let's Gather & Share

Preparing for the holidays is both fun and intense, isn't it?


It's been some time since I posted a tutorial, so I made this table runner with Fleet & Flourish by Maureen Cracknell. I was drawn by the always inspiring idea of complete freedom of spirit, beautifully crafted and organic meals, and of course taking the time to gather around the table and share time with one another. This is also a simple and pretty gift idea.

Although I love intricate piecing, my approach to quilting has always been simple and beginner friendly. As I know that even after about five years in the industry, my piecing and quilting skills are still at beginner stage. There's also something calming about being able to take control of a project in its entirety.

FINISHED SIZE: 18" x 42"

For this table runner you will need:

  • (one) FQ of FLO-9126 Fabric A
  • (one) FQ of FLO-8120 Fabric B
  • 1/2 yd of FLO-8126 Fabric C
  • (one) FQ of FLO-8127 Fabric D
  • (one) FQ of FLO-8129 Fabric E
  • 1 yd of lace trim of your choice (cut in half)
  • 5/8 yd for backing (I chose FLO-9126)


Fabric A

(2) 4.5" x 19.5"

Fabric B

(2) 4.5" x 19.5"

(1) 6" x 19.5"

Fabric C

(2) 2.5" x 19.5"

(2) 2" x 19.5"

(4) 5 7/8" squares subcut them diagonally

Fabric D

(2) 3 3/4" x 19.5"

Fabric E

(4) 5 7/8" squares subcut them diagonally


1. Grab the HST from fabrics C & E and combine them to make 8 HST triangle units. Take 2 of those units and cut them in half vertically:


2. Create the HST rows following the diagram, sew those together first, and then arrange ALL the strips and sew them together. Align each at the centre, pin and sew.



After your top is done, quilt as desired, I did some straight-line quilting on the beige fabric using decorative stitches in delicate motifs.

-Instead of binding this table runner, I finished the edges using a traditional pillow case technique, and I added the lace trim to the short edges to the table runner.

-Sandwich the lace trim in between the top and the backing making sure that a) the fabrics are right sides together, and b) the lace is facing in from the short seam, and is slightly inward from the side/long seams so that you won't catch it when you sew on the sides.

-Start sewing around the centre of one of the long sides of the table runner. Sew all around (backstitch and both beginning and end), and leave an opening of about 5" so that you can flip the table runner inside out. 

-I find it that it's best to trim the corners before flipping the table runner for smoother corners, just make sure you don't cut too close to the seam.

-After you carefully flip the piece, close it by hand with an invisible stitch.Diagram-3

 You are done, enjoy & have a great holiday season!