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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 desired...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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