February 22 ~ FQ Project of the Day

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Table Runners
Citrus Punch Table Runner by Anina, twiddletails

We like the small strips of color mixed with a white background on Anina’s table runner. Use fat quarters for bits of color and piece the rest of each of the fat quarters together for the back. Check out Anina’s other table runners in Flickr…

Other table runners we love. For related tutorials try here, here, here or you can piece it together the same way we did for our patchwork scarves here.

Share your table runner links in the comments below, or point us to related tutorials and inspiration.

Have some fun with Fat Quarters! We’re giving away fat quarter packs all month long. Comment anytime this week to win one of 8 fat quarter packs (6 fat quarters per pack). This week’s FQ giveaway pack prints are predominantly… Green!

Add pictures of your fat quarter projects to our Sew,Mama,Sew! photo pool. Share your stash photos in our Fabric Stash & Storage pool.

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147 Responses to February 22 ~ FQ Project of the Day

  1. Jacquie Quam says:

    Love those fat quarters!! My latest project was an apron (http://mybyrdhouse.blogspot.com/2008/04/jeans-half-apron-tutorial.html) made out of old blue jean leg with accents of color added for the waistband, ruffle on the bottom and a colorful pocket. What a fun project!

  2. Laura says:

    What a great way to use up scraps… I always have long skinny pieces I don’t want to throw away, they’re too pretty, and now there’s something to use them for!

  3. Katie says:

    Oh that is such a pretty table runner, I can see it in so many different colorways.

  4. Laura says:

    This has been one of my favorite table runner designs since I first saw it on the twiddletails blog. Nice to see it featured here, too.

  5. Meredith A. says:

    So cute!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Great idea!

  7. Lori Weinberg says:

    I love this idea! Beautiful runner too!

  8. Rebecca says:

    This is such a fun design!

  9. Jodie says:

    I am SO going to make this! Thanks!

  10. Michelle says:

    I feel stupid. Where is the link for the tutorial for this table runner?? I think my sickness is making it hard for my brain to work.

  11. Sabra says:

    Another great idea. I hope to win the fabric so I can try some of these.

  12. Rina says:

    This looks like a great first quilting project – I’m excited!

  13. abbie says:

    What a fun project idea! I love the colors she uses, so bright and cheery!

  14. I love reading your blog and seeing all the cool things you come up with !
    P,S. my favorite color is pink ! LOL

  15. wendy says:

    I love the table runners!!!

  16. Lisa says:

    This is a charming table runner. I especially like these colors paired with white, and the creamy swash is beautifully unexpected. Love the asymmetry. I am going to have to give this one a go!

  17. brittany says:

    oooh, i love the “flirting with the fall” table runner in the flicker pool! very cute!

  18. Martha says:

    How cute. I love the table runners, and I actually have one on my to do list. I think I may bump it ahead…

  19. Jeanne says:

    Ok, mine is done except for the binding check it out on my blog. Jeanne

  20. Stacey says:

    Great idea, very pretty.

  21. Suzanne says:

    Love this! What a great, easy project.

  22. Louanne says:

    What a happy table runner! Makes me long for spring…

  23. Susan says:

    Very cute!! I am just pulling out my fabrics to try one myself. I made some placemats over the weekend and this would follow right along in my collection.

  24. Rose says:

    My husband has been asking for a table runner. I think this will please!

  25. Nice and simple, very colorful.

  26. margaret says:

    Oooo. Fun colors. i like the wonky cut of the fabrics.

  27. elizabeth says:

    So cute! Yet more ways to have my favorite fabrics all over the house!

  28. lisap says:

    I’m doing one of these to hang (the long way) o the wall. Green would sure work!

  29. Elizabeth says:

    so cute. I love the asymetrical qualities.

  30. Heather B says:

    another great idea for the fabric stash – I didn’t think mine was too bad, but I just found an old pile of scraps I’d hidden away!

  31. Ellen says:

    Very nice, I can’t wait to give this one a try!

  32. Jennifer says:

    that’s a fantastic table runner! simple and colorful – i’ll have to try one or two of these myself. i’ve got tons of fabric in my stash to make something like this.

  33. Charissa says:

    So cute! I’m trying to redecorate my dining room, so this will be perfect! Thanks!!

  34. Deb Volkman says:

    What a pretty table runner. I love to make table runners for different seasons.

  35. denice says:

    Fat Quarter month has been AWESOME. Great projects every day. Thank you!

  36. Tammy :) says:

    This is awesome! And a great way to practice quilting skills!

  37. Nancy says:

    What a delightful table runner. OH, I just love fat quarters. They work much better for me than buying yardage. So much variety. Thanks for the chance to add some new ones to my fabrics. I hope this comment enters me into the predominately green bundle, I really need to add more greens to my collection.
    email is teenietaters@msn.com

  38. Rosy says:

    This is a great way to use those favorite prints that you want to see often!

  39. Helena says:

    I love it I was just thinking about about making a table runner. This month has been awesome full of ideas.

  40. Nikki S says:

    Looks so fun…going to have to try this…great splash of color. Did the napkins on here after learning about fat quarters. Now they are an everyday item in use…

  41. Bethany says:

    That table runner is so simple and yet so beautiful! A great way to showcase some of you favorite fat quarters!

  42. Miya says:

    FQ February has been so great! With the how tos and swap and giveaways! I haven’t been excited to check the mail in ages, but now that I am looking for my fat quarter swaps I am!

  43. Tracy M says:

    ohhhh…..green. I love green. And my kitchen is green, so fat quarter project for a table runner plus a green fat quarter giveaway – PERFECT!!!!

  44. Deb says:

    This looks like an easy project I could do! I would love to win some fat quarters.

  45. Hayley M says:

    I love this so much! I am going to have to make one for sure, my table could use a little sprucing up. PLUS I think JoAnn’s is having a sale on fat quarters this week too!

  46. Dawn-Marie says:

    Love all the table runners and the free motion quilting on them!

  47. Mariana says:

    Well, I’m in love and obsess with crafts, handmade and everything which is concerning to this world! I love your blog and all the tutorials that you have!! I am waiting for my sewing machine this week and I’m so excited!!!I am moving to a new home and I’m doing a lot of stuff for it!! I really want to start to do much more, that’s way FTQ will be wonderful help!
    Thank you for your ideas!!!

  48. Catherine says:

    Lovely! Wish my stippling looked that good.

  49. Kristen says:

    Thank you so much for all these wonderful ideas!

  50. This could be great upscaled as a bed cover. I love stripes…

  51. Cath says:

    This looks so cool 🙂 Love the style!

  52. Christy says:

    Great Idea 🙂 Love these fat quarter tutorials.

  53. Shannon says:

    That is beautiful! Maybe I have enough scraps to make one!

  54. Bonnie says:

    Really like this table runner. Great for all the scraps of fabric I have.
    Keep Stitchen’

  55. Heather says:

    i would make that, and put it on the table, and decide that it would look better on a new table, and then buy a new table, and put the runner on it along with my dishes, and then decide that new dishes would look great with that table and that runner,a dn i would end up being broke. haha

  56. Kimberly says:

    So cute! I might make up one of these, since I cannot do a tablecloth right now.

  57. Valerie says:

    Love this, definitely need one for my buffet!

  58. lesley says:

    this is lovely! so many projects, so little time.

  59. gina snyder says:

    love the tablerunners!! I’ve soo enjoyed all the fq projects!! So many inspiring ideas.

  60. Mindy says:

    Great idea! Love the orange!

  61. JaneR says:

    This is one fat quarter idea I had not thought of…but will work our great on my extra deep sideboard as I can make it custom fit. Thanks for the idea!

  62. Jenny says:

    Oh, this is one of my favorite fat quarter projects so far!!

  63. Shelly says:

    This is a great idea!

  64. Barb says:

    I love table runners…maybe now I’ll actually make one!

  65. Jayme says:

    Green is lovely! I like the table runner too. It looks easy and elegant.

  66. amy says:

    Very clever!

  67. Stacy says:

    this is a good idea for all of my scraps!

  68. Debbie says:

    I just picked up some Aunt Grace pieces on sale at the local shop–purple, yellow and green (didn’t realize they were Mardi Gras colors)–that would suit that table runner to a T. (And bring some springtime to my kitchen.)

  69. Christen says:

    I love the punches of color- what a great way to use up a variety of fat quarters.

  70. Leah says:

    Oh, this is perfect timing–I want to make a table runner for my dresser…which would actually make it a dresser runner:-) Thanks for these great ideas!

  71. Jenny Ferguson says:


  72. Libby says:

    Another beautiful idea to use with fat quarters. Thank You.

  73. Gretchen says:

    Great project. Something I can find the time to do and will brighten up my dining room!

  74. Amorette says:

    love the mod log table runner- i got the tutorial from the site and i can’t wait to try it! thanks so much!

  75. kat says:

    Just beautiful.

  76. Ramona says:

    I want to make one for my island in the kitchen. I like the scrappy look of this one. Oh and green is my next favorite color next to pink so maybe this week I’ll get lucky.

  77. i just LOVE table runners, and have one in progress right now, in fact.
    The Example shown as well as the links to others are so inspiring! I’ve bookmarked a few of them.
    What a fun color, green, too! Gearing us up for spring and all that will bring! Fat quarters rock!

  78. Abby says:

    Thanks for linking to me! Made my day : ) The other runners are so cute – and how funny – Fabric, Paper, Thread is how I got started on my table runner!

  79. amanda says:

    Oh, I love this table runner. It looks great.

  80. Katie says:

    Those colours definitely make me think of spring.

  81. Toby says:

    ooh yea! i loooove table runners!

  82. I really love the dark green strips, they stand out beautifully 🙂

  83. Dorrie says:

    I love this wonky-stripped table runner! I have some Daisy Chain scraps this will be perfect for. . .I love FQ February!

  84. RobinE says:

    Gorgeous! I love the simplicity of this runner. (And the colors!)

  85. Clara says:

    What a great idea for a customized runner.

  86. Nichole says:

    Cute table runner. Would be fun to do one for each season.

  87. I love this runner, it is so cute and looks quite simple to do. Maybe I’m fooling myself! I don’t have any fat quarter projects to share but if I am lucky enough to win some, then I’ll share my finished project.

  88. Ali says:

    Thanks for including mine! My Mum loved it – perhaps it’s time I made another for our own table.

  89. georgia says:

    Very cute! Wouldn’t last a minute on my table, though. . .ahem. Too many kids and too many artists in this family.

  90. Baba says:

    Love the green and orange mix here.

  91. Carrie P. says:

    What a quick and easy project. Thanks for sharing it.

  92. Lorraine says:

    Love the table runner! I don’t quilt (yet) but I have tons of other uses for fat quarters that I can’t wait to get to. Thanks for the giveaway!

  93. Ellen Ban says:

    Anina makes such beautiful table runners with great colors and names! Wish she’d do a tutorial….

  94. Miss Behave says:

    this looks like the perfect project to use up my scraps!

  95. Violet says:

    Great color combination!

  96. Toni says:

    Oh, I love this. I have a couple of lovely FQs which would make a nice runner for my coffee table so I might give this a god this week. Thanks for the inspiration!

  97. Grace says:

    What a great project… I’ll have to cross my fingers for the green fat quarter pack to match my kitchen.

  98. Mary Ann M says:

    I have a few of these that I’ve made. They are great for ‘instant’ colour.

  99. jodie says:

    Thi sis gorgeous! I don’t think I’d allow food near this!

  100. Julia in MI says:

    Love this table runner. Great idea!

  101. Leigh says:

    I love those colors mixed together! beautiful!

  102. Colleen says:

    These are great! I love how they can be as simple or as jazzy as you like.

  103. Marilyn says:

    How pretty! I can’t wait to try it!

  104. Mary says:

    I love all these great ideas – thank you so much!

  105. valerie says:

    Oh I just love this. Of course I love everything you show us. Thank you so much for sharing so we can learn.

  106. Anne says:

    I am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to fat quarters. And yes the more the better. Good luck to all.

  107. alisha says:

    I love the one by Flickr user stitchindye linked under “we”!

  108. Leigh says:

    Oh I love this!!! I always admire pre-made seasonal table runners but they’re never quite my style. Definitely going to give this a try!

  109. Amy Hodge says:

    These table runners look like a great, quick, and easy way to freshen up your dining table!

  110. Kristin says:

    I love this table runner. I might have to make one! Thanks!!!

  111. Emily S says:

    This is beautiful!

  112. Danielle says:

    gorgeous! I love the angles of it!

  113. Liz says:

    pretty! why do i never think of setting things off with white? it looks so nice and old-timey! i like the butterfly fabric a lot too.

  114. Jane says:

    I am looking forward to every FQ tutorial this month. It is just a great idea.

  115. Heidi says:

    That is so neat. I want to make a round table “runner”.

  116. miss v says:

    cute! this reminds me of the tea towels from earlier…

  117. Traci White says:

    Love your site and all the ideas!!! I might add quilting to my list of things to do!

  118. Kama says:

    So cute. I am in the process of making my first quilt thanks to your doll quilt tutorial. Mine is slightly larger (for my 5 month old son). I did it as a zig zag too and really like it. Check it out and let me know what you think!

  119. Liz says:

    What a fun idea, and it’s great to work with on a budget.

  120. amisha says:

    this is so beautiful!! love the angular cuts.

  121. suzi says:

    Love!Love!Love! I am loving fat quarter month as well.

  122. Jessy Roos says:

    Cute! I love the colour combo on the one in the picture!

  123. Katherine says:

    I love that!

  124. Carrie in KC says:

    I would love to make a table runner sometime. Thanks for the fun info this month!

  125. becky says:

    Table runners are some of my favorite things to quilt. They are certainly quicker and easier than a full queen sized project. And they make lovely gifts. Thanks for putting some great ideas all in one place.

  126. Dominika says:

    I love this table runner and I love GREEN!!! 🙂

  127. anina says:

    Wow, thanks for posting these!

  128. KZ says:

    I love all the angles on this table runner. Awesome idea!

  129. Harley says:

    That’s so pretty, the colors make me want summer! 🙂

  130. Barbara says:

    I love table runners, thanks for the ideas. They would make great gifts.

  131. Haley says:

    Such a cute little runner. And a great way to use up small pieces of fabric. I’ll have to add that to my to do list.

  132. Juli D. says:

    I love these, especially because I’m a new sewer/quilter. These are simple enough to create and end up with a great gift item!

  133. I deffinitely have to make one of these for myself and as gifts. They are lovely.


  134. julia says:

    This is great! quick & simple…I think I need one in black & white! hooray!

  135. Jeanne says:

    What a great idea, and who doesn’t have a bunch of FQ sitting around that they just aren’t sure what they are going to use them for. I think I might work on this today. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration. I was looking for something to do this afternoon.

  136. Stacey says:

    Oooh! I adore table runners. Why didn’t I think of that? I’ll definitely be cranking one out for spring.

  137. Kristin L says:

    Thanks so much for linking to my table runner tutorial. I have more variations on the theme on my Flickr page here (hopefully the link works): http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=table%20runner&w=94014149%40N00
    Your themed months are a really fun way to share great projects.

  138. Betsy M says:

    That is beautiful.

  139. Karen says:

    I absolutely love these runners. What a great idea!!! housewarming gifts, Christmas gifts, so many options. I just love the Citrus punch one….

  140. Ann-Marie says:

    Love all the table runners shown! fun ideas! 🙂

  141. Anya T. says:

    Table runners are great quick projects. Thanks.

  142. Sarah K says:

    What a wonderful idea!!

  143. Rebecca says:

    This is a great use for fat quarters!

  144. craftytammie says:

    green is my favorite color! thanks for the entry!

  145. Valerie says:

    I love looking at other people’s free motion work. Quilting is my passion, I didn’t say I was good at it though, lol.

  146. Ashley BB says:

    How cute!!! Love the wavy table runner on her Flickr site too!

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