Stack & Slash Table Runner {Tutorial}

Ready for a quick and easy project? Perfect for your coffee table, or as a last minute gift. Perhaps make a few and keep them in your “gift box” for those times when you need something for a friend.

I’m making a few of these table runners to sell at my sons school’s Spring Fair.


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Here is a quick tutorial on how to make my “Stack & Slash” Table Runner.

I’m using Oh My! by Sanae for Moda Fabrics which is fun and quirky.

Start by choosing 4 layer cake squares. If you don't have a layer cake, use 4 x 10" squares of co-ordinating fabric.


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Stack them on top of each other, and using your ruler and rotary cutter, cut them through the centre – at a wonky angle.


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Take the top piece from one of your piles and place it at the bottom. In this instance, I took the top layer of fabric from the right hand pile and placed it on the bottom.


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Now sew together of the 2 halves.


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Sew all of the 4 new blocks together, one after the other. Ensure you have a good mix and that you don’t have any 2 pieces of the same original square joined together.


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Add some batting, backing and quilt as desired. Bind the table runner using the single fold binding method.

There you have a beautiful new table runner, ready to use and it only took a couple of hours.


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37 comments

Actually Amy said...

Love it! A quick and easy project that is right up my alley!

I might just try this out for the christmas table runner that I had planned.

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow!! Love it!! Thank you for sharing!!

Tina ~ Tina Gray {dot} Me said...

So, seeing as I cannot sew to save myself, how much would you charge to make one for me? This would be perfect for my coffee table!

Jody Sanders said...

What a great idea. I can't wait to make my own!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I am wanting to teach myself how to do patchwork and quilting. This looks like it would be a good first project.

suzitee said...

Too easy...and what a great effect!

quilary said...

I have a layer cake that had nothing planned for it, until now. Thanks for the great idea.

Belinda (Land of Little Princesses) said...

I'd love to make this! But how would I go about the quilting part without a machine to do it? :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely idea, great tute. Thanks so much!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous fabrics - lovely runner!

Anonymous said...

WHAT ARE THE FINISHED DIMENSIONS FOR THIS RUNNER? THANKS

LEE

Anonymous said...

UGLY !

Mary said...

To anonymous Feb. 17, 2012 11:34 AM:
Perhaps if you chose fabric you liked you wouldn't think it "ugly". This offers lots of possibilities to the creative mind.

Anonymous said...

Mary: FAT CHANCE . ITS UGLY Wouldn't waste me time !

Anonymous said...

It is a fantastic idea, wouldn't it be gorgeous in Easter colors!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, some people are so negative they can't see beauty. I feel sorry for you that you only see ugly.

Sandra said...

Doing the math...I would expect it to be 36 1/2" x 10" if using 1/4" seams.
Yes very easy for the beginner.
I agree...use fabrics that tone with your decor and it will be lovely.

Missey Celtic said...

Hello. I'm new here but I did like you on facebook. What is a layer cake? I'm new to quilting and taking a class, so I still have lots to learn.

No, I wouldn't have picked these fabrics but I learned a long time ago (even before quilting) that everyone has different tastes. My Mom and I disagree on fabric all the time. :P Though I don't care for the fabric I do absolutely love this idea and I see the beauty in the project and the work that has been done. I think it's wonderful and I'm so glad I found this project.

Sorry I can't remember my google account at the moment but my facebook account is Missey Celtic... just don't want to be associated with that other anonymous. :P People need to learn to work on manors.

maudemom said...

I think this is a great project. I think I'll make a few of them. Great ideas
for a Christmas runner as well as Easter! Thanksgiving too! Thanks so much for the pattern and instructions. I'm also new to quilting!

blg2240 said...

You do the best tutorials available for all of us folks who love to sew, but need guidance. I do believe I have every tutorial you've shared with us and I watch for ones I missed. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

Aggie said...

I just found this tablerunner idea. This is a cute. quick and easy. I probably wouldn't use the same fabrics either, but I would not say that it is ugly in any way. Everyone has their own taste; that is why there are SO many fabric lines to choose from. I am going to try one right now in Christmas fabrics, so we will see how it turns out. Great idea and great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

What is a cake layer? I mean, I do bake but realllllly doubt that I'd want to use mine here LOL! Kidding. Actually, I do need to know what a cake layer is:)

Aggie said...

Layer cake is a 10" square that you can buy in a pack of a fabric line that is all coordinated. You can cut your own square out of fabric that you like. I did make one from Christmas fabric and it turned out well; I may even sew some rickrack. ribbon or other trim at the seams to "glitz" it up.

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for this fun pattern! I made a Christmas table runner and I love how it turned out! It really was as simple as you made it sound!

http://preachmanswife.blogspot.com/2012/12/homemade-christmas.html

Lisa said...

One more thing: I don't quilt (and don't really have the inclination to learn) so I just stitched the ditches of the table runner and it worked great!

Anna said...

I've just finished making two of these and loved the simplicity of the pattern...perfect for quick gifts. My only suggestion is to make this at least 12 inches square or preferable 15 inches, as I think they are too small for a dining table but suitable for a side table or small coffee table.

Anonymous said...

I think it is beautiful~ To each his own. Please stay anonymous...we don't want to know who you are~

Niki said...

Love love love it! I just made one of my own and it turned out great. I think I might need to make a bunch more now. :)

Unknown said...

So easy to be a jerk when you can stay anonymous. You don't have to look at or make the runner. Why not just appreciate the fact that there are still nice people offering to give something without asking for anything in return? I'm glad I found this as I want to make a number of runners but have little time right now. This is perfect for my needs. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Isn't that the beauty of this idea? It will work in any block size that you choose.

Quiltingranny said...

Was looking for some ideas with my Christmas fabric, this will be quick and perfect for our Girl Scout bazaar this upcoming Saturday! Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

Ha ha! Now how did you know that I was flat strapped trying to get Christmas sewing done? Lol. Great ideas thank you!

Unknown said...

With a few modifications, you can make matching napkins.

JustOneVoice said...

You can stitch in the ditch or do a simple straight stitch about a half inch away on each side of the seam.

JustOneVoice said...

A layer cake is one or two fabrics of a complete line of fabrics, cut in ten inch pieces. There are generally forty to forty two ten inch squares in a complete layer cake.

Unknown said...

Great idea for adding napkins to make a nice set!
Don't forget that the runner can be made wider using borders. Love borders!!
MsJany

Sassycat said...

I love this idea and just to let you know, the fabric caught my eye first. Then I saw how great and simple the pattern is. I will definitely be making a few of these. Keep putting out these great patterns.