Lumiere Table Runner

Table Runner 17″ x 38″

Designed by Cindy Lammon of Hyacinth Quilt Designs
I love a scalloped border and found an easy way to piece one. Lumiere de Noel is the perfect fabric for this simply scalloped table runner. It would look elegant on your table for Christmas or really any time of the year!

1/3 yard red and cream floral for the center (#13540-12)
1/2 yard red for the borders (#13529-44)
1 Lumiere de Noel charm pack (#13540PP)
1/4 yard for binding (#12554-14)
2/3 yard for backing

Red and cream floral:

  • 1 rectangle 8 1/2″ x 29 1/2″
  • 2 strips 1″, cut into 2 borders 1″ x 29 1/2″ and 2 borders 1″ x 9 1/2″
  • 2 strips 1 1/2″, cut into 52 squares 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • 3 strips 2 1/2″, cut into 2 borders 2 1/2″ x 34 1/2″ and 2 borders 2 1/2″ x 17 1/2″
  • 4 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
From the light pieces in the charm pack:
  • 26 rectangles 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • 4 squares 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
You’ll get 2 rectangles from each charm square with a 1 1/2″ x 5″ piece left over.
1. Sew 1 red 1″ x 29 1/2″ strip to opposite sides of the long edges of the 8 1/2″ x 29 1/2″ red and cream floral. Repeat with the 1″ x 9 1/2″ red strips on the short sides.

2. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 52 red 1 1/2″ squares and the four 1 1/2″ squares cut from the charms.
3. Place one red square on 2 corners of a 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle as pictured, noting the direction of the marked line. Sew on the line.
4. Press the left seam allowance toward the triangle and the right seam allowance toward the rectangle.

5. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″. Repeat to make 26 units.

6. Place a marked 1 1/2″ light square on one corner of a red 2 1/2″ square as pictured. Sew on the marked line. Press toward the triangle and trim the seam allowance to 1/4″. Repeat and make 4 units.

7. Arrange 20 of the units from step #5 in 2 rows of 10 each and stitch together. I pressed these seams open.

8. Arrange 6 of the units from step #5 in 2 rows of 3 each and stitch together. Sew a square unit from step #6 to each end of the two rows.

9. Sew the long pieced borders to the long sides of the table runner; press. Repeat with the short pieced borders sewing them to the short sides of the runner.

10. Sew the 2 1/2″ x 34 1/2″ red strips to the long sides of the runner; press. Repeat with the 2 1/2″ x 17 1/2″ red strips sewing them to the short sides.

11. You can leave the corner as is. I decided to trim off the corners to match the angle of the scalloped border. Measure 4″ from the corner along each edge and make a mark. Connect the marks. This is your cutting line. Repeat for all four corners.

12. Layer the table runner with the batting and backing. Quilt as desired. If you trimmed the corners, you’ll be binding corners that are not 90 degrees. Create a miter using the same technique you would for a 90-degree angle. When you fold the binding up to create a miter, be sure the binding strip lines up with the next edge. This will assure that you create the perfect angle for the miter.
13. Fold the binding strip down to match the second side. You’ll see that the fold will not be perfectly even with the first edge because of the different angle.

14. Hand stitch binding to the back of the runner.


A beautiful table runner to grace your table at Christmas or any time of the year!

Auntie Tablecloth

Auntie Tablecloth

39″ X 39″
Designed by Vickie Eapen of Spun Sugar Quilts
My inspiration for this tablecloth came from memories of my aunts. Recently two of my aunts have been severely ill and suffered through strokes and lung disease. I prayed much during the piecing of this quilt. I prayed for them and their recovery. I share this Moda Bake Shop project with you to inspire you to “piece” your way through a troubling time. Sewing, quilting, knitting, and creating help me find clarity and peace. I hope it will for you as well.
p.s. I have to shout out to my new friend Daniela….and her cozy quilters!
1 Layer Cake (sku#13540LC Lumiere de Noel)
1 yard inner setting strips, outer corner squares and binding (sku#13529 44 Lumiere de Noel)
1/4 yard inner corner squares (sku #13524 41 Lumiere de Noel)
1/3 yard outer setting strips (sku #13524 44 Lumiere de Noel)
2 yards setting triangles and backing (sku #13541 12 Lumiere de Noel)
Batting, measuring at least 45″ X 45″
Choose at least 12 prints from the layer cake:
3 dark red prints for the centers and 9 light prints for rest of pieced blocks
Subcut each of the 9 light prints into a 4″ x 10″ and 2.5″ x 10″ strip. “Scrap” the rest.
Subcut the 2.5″ x 10″ strip into {4} 2.5″ squares A.
Subcut the 4″strip into {4} 2.5″ x 4″ rectangles B.
Next cut {9} 4″ squares from your darker red prints for the centers. View C, not shown.
Notice I used 2 lighter center prints to give a scrappier look. 
Using a design wall, arrange your blocks. The block layout is as follows:
Sort the blocks in order and stack them for sewing.
Flip the left sidepieces onto the center as shown. Sew it now or flip the right side to the center as well. Then sew both sides for speedier piecing. Choose which method you are comfortable with.
I prefer to chain piece my blocks.
Complete the piecing and rearrange blocks on the design wall. Sew blocks together like a giant 9 patch. This becomes your center.
The first border includes {4} 1.75″ white squares and {4} 1.75″ x 23″ red strips.
Sew the side red strips to two sides of the center.
Sew the 1.75″ squares to the ends of the other 2 red border strips. Then sew strips to the top and bottom of the center. The square should measure about 25.5″.
Cut 2 squares 18.5″ x 18.5″. Cut in half on the diagonal as shown.
Sew half square triangles to the opposite sides of the center.
Repeat with remaining sides as shown. This square should measure approximately 36.5″.
Cut {4} 2″ x Width of Fabric strips. Subcut that into 2″ x 36.5″ strips.
Cut {4} 2nd border squares measuring 2″.
Add the second border strips to the sides.
Add the 2″ squares to the 2nd border and sew to the top and bottom. Your quilt top should measure approximately 39″ square.
Quilt and bind as desired.
The Auntie Tablecloth
39″ x 39″
***Please do not hesitate to email me or leave a comment if you have any questions on this project.***
Happy Quilting,