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French Braid Table Runner

Project by Angela Harkness

Give your table a classic make over with this stylish patchwork table runner.


William Morris fat quarter pack

8.5” x 8.5” square

10 2.5” x 2.5” sqaures

backing fabric


temporary fabric spray adhesive


Step 1: Cut out your fabrics as required

- Morris fabric: 20 2.5” x 8.5” strips (4 strips of each of the fabric designs)

2.5” strips width of the fat quarters for binding

- tonal fabrics: 10 2.5” x 2.5” squares

8.5” x 8.5” square

Step 2:

-Sew a small square onto the end of one fabric strip, press to the strip

-Sew the second fabric strip onto the centre square, press to the strip

-Sew the strip/square piece onto the centre square

Step 3: Continue sewing sets of strips and squares onto the foundation square piece, using half of the cut strips on one side of the runner.

Step 4: Repeat the above on the opposite side of the centre square for the other side of the runner.

Step 5: Trim the sides of the runner leaving 0.25” seam allowance at the points of the centre square.

Step 6: Layer up the runner by spray basting the wadding then the backing fabric onto the back of the piece. Quilt the runner as simple or as complex as you wish. I used a decorative stitch on my machine.

Step 7: Make the binding and attach to the runner. Here I used a single colour binding, alternatively the 2.5” strip pieces joined together to create a scrappy binding looks effective.


To see more from Angela, visit her on Instagram @angerellas_crafts

Made by Angela Harkness for The Craft Cotton Company 2021


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