Gingham Goodness: Fast Gingham Table Runner Pattern

Oct 7, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Vicki Schlimmer

Hello, DIY-ers, crafters, and quilters!  I'm Vicki from Vicki's Crafts and Quilting. 

Gingham is a very popular home decor item right now. Why not spruce up your space with personalized decor?

Quickly customize it with this versatile gingham table runner you can quickly whip up in an afternoon!

The pattern is free so let's get started! This table runner measures 12 1/2" x 42 1/2".


Fast and Easy Gingham Table Runner


Materials needed:


  • Light fabric-cut one 6.5" x WOF (width of fabric)
  • Dark fabric-cut one 9.5" x WOF
  • Medium fabric- cut one 13.5" x WOF


Layer the above strips on your 3" strip die. 

Pro Tip: Only cut 6 layers of quilting cotton at a time.

I did this in two passes.  You will end up with three dark strips, four medium strips, and two light strips.




  • Dark fabric-cut one 8" x WOF and use either your 2 1/2" or 2 1/4" die for this.


Using 1/4" seams make two strip sets of dark/medium fabrics, and one and a half strip sets of light/medium fabrics.  

Press to the medium - this will allow your seams to nest when sewing the rows together.



Cut the strip sets into 9 1/2" segments.  Crosscut using the 3" strip die. 

Pro Tip: Remember to slide, not lift,  your mat off the die board. 

Now, doesn't that make it easy to get pairs of squares! 




From the extra strips cut three 3" squares of dark and two of the medium. 




Sew eight pairs of dark/medium into a strip, repeat twice more. Add one dark 3" square to the end of each strip. Shown below.


Sew eight pairs of medium/light into strip, repeat once more. Add one medium 3" square to the end of each strip. Shown below.




Sew the strips together as shown below.




Layer backing, batting, and table runner top. 

Quilt as desired and bind. 




Delicious Gingham Decor 

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and whip up your own Gingham Goodness in a color that suits your decor.  If you do please share on social media.

Tag me @vickiscraftsandquilting and @AccuQuilt on Instagram.  And use #AccuQuiltBuilt so we get to see your creation!

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