A Modern Table Runner

by Nicole

With the holidays approaching, it’s nice to have a little something to spruce up the dining table. Too often my table sits bare. To dress it up, I made this table runner using some of my favorite colors – red, pink, and orange.

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With its gentle curves, the runner came together quickly. 

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I quilted it using a simple back and forth design that gives a nice texture to the background fabric.

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If you’re looking for a runner for your table for the holidays, you may want to check out the latest edition of Modern Patchwork. You’ll find the pattern for this runner there, along with a number of other great projects!

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Jennifer | Gable House and Co. November 21, 2013 - 4:57 am

Just wanted to say…I really, really love this runner!

Kristy @ Quiet Play November 21, 2013 - 5:37 am

Oh this is just gorgeous!

Debbie November 21, 2013 - 6:20 am

Just beautiful Nicole! I need to pick up that issue!

pennydog November 21, 2013 - 11:16 am

Oh this is wonderful!

M-R Charbonneau November 21, 2013 - 1:06 pm

So very awesome, Nicole!

Leanne November 21, 2013 - 1:54 pm

It is a stunning runner, I am off to find the magazine.

Chez Roo November 21, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Gorgeous! Very simple and elegant, and the quilting really packs a punch. I think I have this magazine, running off to see…

mona randall November 21, 2013 - 4:07 pm


West Michigan Quilter November 21, 2013 - 4:10 pm

These are my favorite colors too. Love your table runner and how you have quilted it.

LauraC November 21, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Love this! It's so sleek and classy looking.

Books_Bound November 21, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Oh, I love, love, love this!

Conveniently enough, I bought that magazine last night. But I haven't even gotten through it yet, so I didn't see that in there! You have validated my purchase even more. 🙂

Lorrell Holtz-Oxley November 21, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Very nice indeed!

Green November 21, 2013 - 6:21 pm

What a stunning table runner. Such a great photo, too.

Samantha November 21, 2013 - 7:06 pm

What an awesome table runner!

Heidi Staples November 21, 2013 - 7:45 pm

Nicole, this is GORGEOUS! I love the colors and the quilting. What a stunner!

Stash Avalanche November 21, 2013 - 8:45 pm

Really nice! I love the quilted/not-quilted bits. One to go on my do-to list.

knitnkwilt November 21, 2013 - 9:54 pm

Here's how striking it is: I was in skim the first paragraph and photo mode and the photo made me go back and look again and then open the blog proper. Did I say I like it yet?

Paige November 22, 2013 - 3:30 am

Okay, this is weird. I was JUST looking at this at Barnes and Noble two hours ago!

Cynthia November 22, 2013 - 3:56 am

Love this! Looks amazing!!

Lisa Lisa November 22, 2013 - 6:20 am

That's beautiful, Nicole! I haven't tried sewing curves yet, but will definitely try that one of these days…..sooner rather than later, right? I don't think I would've put those colors together on my own, but they look great together!!!

MaterialGirlQuilts November 22, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Nicole, this is fabulous and I love how your quilting sets it off perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration.

pandchintz November 22, 2013 - 8:14 pm

Nicole, you are so clever and so talented!! Love your table runner and congrats on the magazine publication!

Katy Cameron November 22, 2013 - 11:50 pm

Oooh, love the shapes and colours!

Tammy Vasser November 23, 2013 - 2:27 pm

Stunning! I LOVE it!

Catskill Quilter November 24, 2013 - 10:28 pm

Breathtaking! It is gorgeous, with the quilting adding SO much interest. I love your color combo as well!

Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane November 26, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Stunning and congrats on being included in the mag!

Kathleen December 3, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Love this – I was so excited to see you teaching this at Thimble Pleasures – I'll be there!

Sharon M January 5, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Your photo does this runner much more justice than the photo in the magazine. I missed it in the magazine due to the photo. I saw yours and I want to make it immediately!

Coffeebean's Dailies February 2, 2014 - 7:05 am

Hi Nicole. I love this block and runner! I'd love to make a quilt out of it! However, I miss out on a lot as I live in the Middle East! How does a girl get a hold of this pattern??? Thanks!

Debi tullier February 17, 2014 - 4:50 am

Beautiful!!! Way to go Gurl!!!

Maria Laurence February 17, 2014 - 9:22 pm

Would make a beautiful bed runner too.

Meagan Kohler April 16, 2014 - 3:54 am

You are an artist. Wow!

heather September 2, 2014 - 1:29 pm

this is the coolest table runner! you are amazing! thanks for sharing 🙂

Ayaana Toure February 18, 2015 - 8:54 pm


Jolanda Wijk Van September 11, 2015 - 9:26 am

I just started quilting and this is really stunni g, because this is a old magazine, I wonder if I can get the pattern somewhere else?

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