Good Neighbors Table runner Project by Silly Mama Quilts

We are so honored and delighted to have Brooke from the Silly Mama Quilts blog on Notions today showing off a beautiful table runner she made using our new and exclusive Good Neighbors collection by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Brooke was kind enough to provide a step-by-step tutorial for the construction of this lovely project, so follow along and learn how to make your own!

Good Neighbors is a fabric line designed by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts exclusively for Connecting Threads. I designed this project using fat quarters from the line. This project could also be done with scraps.
Let’s get started! The finished size of the runner is 19.5 x 28.5 inches.

Seven fat quarters for blocks and binding
5/8 yard for backing
Piece of batting 21 x 31 inches
1/4 yard for binding – three 2.5 inch strips WOF or six 2.5 inch strips from fat quarters

Read all directions before beginning
All fabric is estimated at 42” wide (WOF = Width of Fabric)
Seam allowance: ¼ inch
This pattern is for the Confident Beginner
All measurements are in inches
Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated
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Cutting Instructions
Cut two 2 inch fat quarter strips of six of the prints
Cut six 2 inch fat quarter strip of one print
Cut six 2.5 inch fat quarter strips for binding or three 2.5 inch strips WOF.

Piecing the Runner

Separate your strips into three sets of three.


Make sure one print is in each set.


Notice the same print in each set?


Sew the strips into units. You will need two units of each set.


Sub-cut the units into 5 1/8 squares, or whatever the width measurement of your strip unit is.


Arrange the blocks into a zig-zag pattern as pictured above. I did a 4 x 6 block layout.


Sew blocks together, first into pairs and then into rows and rows into one unit.


Once the top is complete, sandwich with batting and backing.


I did some simple quilting down the zig-zags and then in the ditch.


I used several of the prints for binding. Sew pieces into one long strip and machine sew onto the runner. Machine or hand sew the binding to the back side.



Your runner is now finished and ready to enjoy!
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  1. Lynn Patch - September 15, 2015

    Love that table runner. and I like that new fabric

  2. Anita Carol Gambrell - September 15, 2015

    Beautiful fresh colors! Love that pattern!

  3. Lenny - September 15, 2015

    Love the colors and patterns of the fabric grouping. “Triple Rail Fence” as I know this pattern is a great design and works up so quickly. A great choice for a gift or for that matter, many gifts.

  4. Allison CB - September 16, 2015

    Lovely fabrics!

  5. shannon o - September 19, 2015

    excellent. drooling over these fabrics!


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