Bed or Table Runner Pattern

Bed or Table Runner Pattern

18" x 70"


1 Cutie Pack (16 fat eighths)


16 fat eighths



1/2 yard Steam a Seam 2

3/4 yard contrast for binding and optional applique

26" x 78" batting

26" x 78" backing (2 1/4 yards)


Select two fat eighths for your large edge pieces;

cut each into a rectangle 8 1/2" x 18 1/2"

Select 3-9 fat eighths as desired for your center nine-patch;

cut 9 squares 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"

From remaining fat eighths, cut 162 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"


Center Square:

Piece the 9 squares 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" into a nine-patch following the diagram below:

Side Squares:

Piece the 162 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" into two blocks following the diagram below

Add to opposite sides of the center nine-patch. Press seams toward nine-patch.

Border Strips:

Add the 8 1/2" x 18 1/2" rectangles to the outer edge of each side square following the photo below:

Press seams toward Border Strips.

Optional Applique:

Download and print out the Feather Applique Pattern (below)

Feather Applique Pattern.pdf

Make 16 feathers, and 8 feathers (reversed).

Draw an 11" circle on the center of your Nine-Patch Block.

Arrange 16 feathers around the circle. (I added mine at top, bottom, left, right. Then I added one in the middle of each section. Then another one in the middle of each section again.)

Arrange 8 feathers (reversed) inside of the circle, the same way as before.

Applique using your favorite method. (I traced my feathers on Steam a Seam 2, fused in place, and appliqued using a machine blanket stitch.)

Layer backing, batting, and top fabric together. For additional information about basting, see my Quilting Essentials -- How to Prep and Baste Your Quilt for Machine Quilting online class.

Follow Lesson 8, Lesson 9, and Lesson 10 for machine quilting instruction.


Piece binding strips diagonally. Press in half, right sides together.

Apply to quilt using your favorite method.

For more information about binding, see Quilting Essentials: How to Bind a Quilt online class.