How to make a Hexie Holiday Table Runner - Free Pattern

Need to make a last minute gift in a hurry?

My "Really Useful Runner" pattern is the perfect solution. 

Featuring JUST straight line sewing, this table runner can be made in a couple of hours. 

It's sew easy to tailor each runner for its intended recipient too - just pick a novelty fabric for the GIANT hexies that matches their interests or hobbies and you are sorted!

Runner Piecing Instructions

 You will need:

  • (1) Fat Quarter of Novelty or Christmas Print (FEATURE HEXAGONS)
    • Cut (4) Large Hexagons with 5" sides
  • (1) 4 ½” x WOF strip in contrasting fabric (SETTING TRIANGLES)
    • (subcut into (10) 60° triangles)
  • (3) 1” x WOF strips (FLANGE)(optional)
  • (3) 2 ½” x WOF strips (BORDER)
  • (3) 2 ½” x WOF strips (BINDING)
  • 1/2 yd (0.4m) Backing Fabric

* WOF = Width of Fabric

Assume ¼” seam allowance unless otherwise stated

  1. Sew a 60° triangle to opposite sides of all your hexagons. Press the triangles away from the hexagon.
  2. Add an additional 60° triangle to each end hexagon as shown:
  3. Join your hexagon units together to form one long piece
  4. Square up your top by trimming the edges off the side triangles

Optional Flange

  1. Fold and Press the 1” strips in half (wrong sides together) along their length.
  2. Measure the length of your top and cut two (2) pieces to this size.
  3. Measure the height of your top and two (2) pieces to this size.
  4. Align the raw edges of the flange strips with quilt top and machine baste these in place approx. ⅛” from the edge of the quilt top.

Add Borders

Measure the width of the quilt top and cut two (2) pieces from your border strips to this length.  With right sides together, pin and stitch border pieces to both long edges.  Press your seams outwards towards border.

Measure the quilt top and cut two (2) pieces from the remaining border strips to this length. With right sides together, pin and stitch border pieces to both short edges.  Press your seams outwards towards border.

Layer and Quilt your runner and then bind using the binding strips provided.

 

So don't get caught out without a gift this year, whip up a batch of these runners ready for the Christmas season.

I'd love to know what you think of this pattern/ tutorial - please do let me know in the comments.

Happy Stitching,

Alison xx

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