City Windows Table Runner


Finished Size: 14″ x 30″
Seam Allowance: 1/4″ unless otherwise stated

We are very excited to be sharing our first recipe on the Bake Shop! City Windows is a versatile runner that works great with any fabric style. We love it because it requires just one charm pack and an additional 1/2 yard of fabric to complete the entire project: front, back and binding! You’ll want to keep this pattern on hand as you check out all the new Moda lines. Be sure to order a charm pack of your favorites!

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1 charm pack
1/2 yard background and binding
1/4 yard binding (only if you’d like something other then the background fabric)
STEP ONE: Select TWELVE of your favorite charm squares (5″ squares) from your fabric pack.

STEP TWO: Cut 5″ squares in half so you have 24- 2 1/2″ x 5″ units

STEP THREE: Match up TWELVE pairs of 2 1/2″ x 5″ charm units.

STEP FOUR: Chain stitch pairs together along the 5″ edge.
STEP FIVE: Press towards the dark. You should now have TWELVE units that measure 4 1/2″ x 5″
STEP SIX: Cut units (4 1/2″ x 5″) in half again to make 24- 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ units
STEP SEVEN: Sew THREE pairs of 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ units together to make SEVEN groups of six squares. Alternate light and dark so that seams match up better.

Make SEVEN. Finished units should measure 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

(please note: you will have a couple of 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ units leftover)

STEP EIGHT: Cut your background and binding. (WOF= width of fabric)

first cut: 1-5″ x 18″ subcut: 1- 5″ x 5″ square AND 4 units- 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

first cut: 1 strip- 4 1/2″ x WOF subcut: 4 units- 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

first cut: 2 strips- 1 1/2″ x WOF (sashing)

first cut: 3 strips- 2 1/2″ x WOF (join for binding)

Here’s what you should end up with:

STEP NINE: Select THREE charm squares from your pack and your ONE 5″ background square.
STEP TEN: Cut charms in half so you have EIGHT units that measure 2 1/2″ x 5″
STEP ELEVEN: Pair up units as shown below, combining prints and background.
STEP TWELVE: Sew units together along 5″ edge and press towards the dark.
STEP THIRTEEN: Cut units in half again so you have EIGHT units that measure 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
STEP FOURTEEN: Sew units together as shown below. Finished squares should measure 4 1/2″
STEP FIFTEEN: Layout the front of your runner as shown below. Sew long rows together first, pressing towards the prints. Next, sew pieced rows to sashing, pressing long rows away from the sashing.
STEP SIXTEEN: Layout back of runner with remaining 21 charm squares (3 x 7 set). Please note: you will have a couple of charms leftover. Recommendation: use scant 1/4″ seam allowance when sewing runner back together.
STEP SEVENTEEN: Layer with batting, quilt as desired, bind and enjoy!

One speedy Table Runner 14″ x 30″