Bella Table Runner

Posted on May 25th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, finished quilt. 17 comments

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About a month ago, I received a charm pack of Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter. While trying to think up a clever project for the fabric, I was busy making preparations for BQF, and all the usual happenings in our family. I never put that charm pack away though! I didn’t want to forget about it! Out of sight, out of mind…

Finally, inspiration struck and I pulled a few coordinating solids. Within a few hours, I had a new table runner!

I love the organic feel of the fabric and my piecing – it’s so easy, I thought I would share a few steps.

I paired each charm with one of five solids, and sewed down two, opposite sides.

Then I cut them open. Some are cut at the center, and others are random.

Then I stacked them in three columns, and sewed them up! After I had my columns sewn, I decided to cut one in half on the length. I didn’t match any seams, and simply love the outcome.


Measures 14″ x 45″

Fabrics – Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter, Kona, teal, cadet, ash, coal and Bella tomato

17 thoughts on “Bella Table Runner

  1. 1

    You did a lot of straight line quilting on this! Lovely. I need to make another table runner for the summer, ready for a change I think. Good inspiration, thanks!!

  2. 2
    Susanne says:

    So neat! Love the idea of random cuts. Makes for some scrappy, cool surprises. Your straight quilting lines bring the whole thing together.

  3. 3
    Sheila says:

    Great fabrics, yummy quilting.

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  5. 5
    Debbie says:

    Love your runner! Wish I had some Bella!!

  6. 6
    Beth says:

    Super cute! That blue thread for the quilting makes me happy. Thanks for sharing your process! Smiles~Beth

  7. 7
    Karen says:

    it looks awesome! i too have been playing around with my sample charm pack…isn’t it just the best? I’m almost done with my project ;-)

  8. 8

    What a wonderful idea and your technique is awesome. A bright and festive runner for the summer.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  9. 9

    Wow! I love what the straight line quilting does for this piece. Great idea!

  10. 10
    Snoodles says:

    It just says “summer” to me! Love it!

  11. 11
    CitricSugar says:

    Very cute, Amy!

  12. 12
    Kate Brown says:

    thats really pretty, I love that the seams dont match, it really makes it stand out beautifully.

  13. 13
    Shari says:

    I love this – and a great brief tutorial too. Should inspire all to pull out those languishing charm packs which seem to accumulate for ‘just the right project’.

  14. 14

    That is just perfect Amy! You made the best use and then some of one charm pack.

  15. 15

    You work looks very professional, really awesome designs I like the last one. Thanks for share with us.

  16. 16
    Suz says:

    hi — how many pairs did you start with? Love your idea! Thanks for sharing it.

  17. 17

    […] you need a quick project – I have a simple tutorial here, or this pattern can be found in the most recent edition of Quilt […]

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