Christmas Wreath Quilted Table Runner – Free Pattern
I love Christmas. One of the reasons is because I like making all sorts of festive projects for the holidays. Every year, my green, white, and red fabrics get a little low by the beginning of December. This year is no exception because I made this charming Christmas wreath quilted table runner pattern.
This is an easy project that does not take too much time to make. There are a lot of half square triangles, but it goes more quickly if you make them all at once. Put on your favorite playlist and you’ll be done sooner than you realize.
As with many of my quilted designs, this one is a great stash buster. I only used four different fabrics for my runner, but you could easily raid your scrap bins for it.
If you are ready to spread a bit of Christmas cheer, why not give this table runner pattern a try?
- Finished Size: 38 X 18
- ¼ inch seam allowance used
- Read all instructions carefully before starting
Video Tutorial For This Runner
- ¼ yard – Red for candy cane stripes and bows
- ¼ yard – Green for the wreath and accent squares
- ¾ yard – White for the background
- Backing – 1 yard
- Batting – 1 yard
- Binding – As needed
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- 26 squares cut 3 ¼ inches
- 2 squares cut 3 ½ inches
- 8 squares cut 3 ¼ inches
- 26 squares cut 2 ½ inches (10 for the accent squares and 16 for the wreath)
- 34 squares cut 3 ¼ inches
- 2 squares cut 3 ½ inches
- 73 squares cut 2 ½ inches
1. Half Square Triangles
Pair up all of the 3 ¼ inch squares as follows: 8 green with 8 white & 26 red with 26 white.
On each of the pairs, draw a diagonal line on the back side of the lighter colored square.
Take one pair and line up the two squares on top of each other with front (right) sides facing each other. Using a ¼ inch seam allowance, sew along both sides of the diagonal line drawn earlier.
Cut down the center, along the line that was drawn earlier. You will have two blocks that now need to be pressed open. Press towards the darker fabric. Trim the blocks down so they measure 2 ½ inches by 2 ½ inches.
Repeat these steps with the rest of the pairs. When finished there will be 68 half square triangles. If you need more information on making the half square triangle, my tutorial goes into more detail for you.
2. Hourglass Unit for the Bows
You will need the 3 ½ inch squares to make this unit.
First, pair up 1 red square with 1 white square and follow the steps above to make half square triangles. DO NOT TRIM THESE DOWN.
You will have 2 half square triangles that have not been trimmed down.
On the back of one the untrimmed half square triangles, draw a line as shown.
Pair up the 2 half square triangles with right (front) sides of fabric facing each other. The opposite fabrics should be facing each other.
Flip over one corner to make sure it is positioned correctly. It should look like the illustration.
Using a ¼ inch seam allowance, sew along both sides of the diagonal line drawn earlier.
Cut along the drawn line and press open. You will have two hourglass units. Repeat with the other pair of 3 ½ inch squares. When done there will be four hourglass units. Trim them down to 2 ½ inches square.
Table Runner Top Assembly
Lay out the blocks as shown. The darker grey represents red and the lighter grey represents green.
Sew together each short row, then sew all of the rows together.
Finishing the Table Runner
- Lay your backing fabric on a long surface, with wrong side facing up.
- Next, lay your batting on top of the backing.
- Lastly, lay your table runner on top with the right side facing up.
- Baste the layers together using your preferred basting method.
- Quilt as desired.
- Bind using your preferred method.
Enjoy your new table runner!
If you like scrappy Christmas projects then you may want to check this one out. It’s my pixelated throw pillow design.
If you make any of my projects and share pics on Instagram, I’d love to see them. Make sure to use the hashtag #createwithclaudia to show them off!