Cheery Fall Table Runner & Bonus Sunflower Seed Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Sep 10, 2020 1:38:10 PM / by Lori J. Miller

Hey AccuQuilters! Cheery Sunflowers are here to brighten your day and add warmth to your fall decor. It's Lori from Lori Miller Designs back to share all of the information to make this fun table runner project. But wait, there's more! I am including a bonus recipe to make these yummy sunflower cookies too. 

Free Table Runner Project Instructions

I used a GO! Qube 6" Mix & Match block and a GO! Qube 12" Companion Corners Set to cut these 12" finished pieced blocks. Gather your sunny yellow fabrics and stitch up this happy runner in no time.


quilted sunflower table runner with a fall bouquet in a vase and oatmeal sunflower seed cookies


This table runner finishes at 12 ½” x 36 ½”. 

Dies Used


quilt cotton fabric in green, brown and various shades of yellow on a self-healing quilting cutting mat



  • 3 different golden yellow prints – ¼ yd each
  • Dark Brown print 1/4 yd
  • Green Print scrap - Min 10" square
  • Binding: ½ yd
  • Batting” 15” x 40”
  • Backing ½ yd 



From each Yellow print

  • Cut one strip 4 ¾" x width of fabric (WOF)
    • Sub-cut 8 – Shape 3 HST
    • Sub-cut 8 – Shape 4 QST
    • Sub-cut 4 – Shape 2 Squares


Green Fabric Scrap

  • Cut 12 – Shape 2 Squares


Brown Print

  • Cut 2 – 4” strips, sub-cut into 12 - Shape 1 Squares



  • Cut 3 – 4 ½” x WOF strips
    • Sub-cut 12 - Shape 2 Squares
    • Sub-cut 12 - Shape 8 Rectangles
    • Sub-cut 24 - Shape 4 QST


Binding Fabric

  • Binding: ½ yd. cut into three strips with the 2 ¼" strip cutter.



The table runner has three sunflower blocks.

sunflower block shapes mocked up in a digital image


For Each Block

Make the center of the sunflower.

sunflower corner


Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of a yellow print shape 2 square. Place the yellow square, RST, on one corner of the brown print Shape 1 square.  Stitch on the marked line.


sunflower center block with brown fabrics and yellow corners on wool pressing mat


Trim 1/4" away and press. Repeat for all four brown print centers with the remaining yellow squares.

Pro Tip:  If you have the GO! Qube 12" Companion Corners, you can use the GO! Bowtie and 1 1/2" HST, Shapes 11.1 and 12.1 to cut out the center of the sunflower.


white triangle with yellow triangles as sunflower petal blocks sewn


Make the sunflower petals. There are two sets of four petals that are a mirror image of each other. Piece them together with the #4 background QST, #3 yellow print HST and #4 yellow print QST.


white and green squares and rectangles sewn as sunflower leaves on wool mat


Make the four corners of the block. Using the #2 background square, #8 background rectangle and the #2 green square, piece the sections.


sunflower block laid out on sewing table before sewn together


Assemble them into the sunflower. Arrange the pieces as shown. 


sunflower block sewn into squares and laid out before sewing


Sew them into four - four patch sections.


sewn sunflower block on wool mat


Then sew all of the sections together to finish the sunflower block.

Make a total of three sunflowers.


completed sunflower quilted table runner on wooden table


Assemble the Table Runner

Sew the sunflowers together in a row to form the table runner top. Carefully match seams.

Make a quilt sandwich of the backing, batting and table runner top. 


close up of completed sunflower block with detailed quilting


Quilt as desired. I used a crosshatch design in the center and then echoed petal shapes through the flower. i did some matchstick free motion quilting in the background. Don't you love the texture?


back of sunflower quilt with quilting creating a sunflower shape on the back of the quilt


Here is a view of the back so you can see the detail.

Bind using the 2 ¼" strips to finish. I just machine stitched the binding on.


close up of sunflower seed oatmeal cookie on white plate on table runner


The perfect compliment to this Cheery Sunflower table runner, are my Oatmeal Sunflower seed cookies. These chewy cookies are loaded with sunflower seeds and good for you oatmeal for a sunny day treat!


Oatmeal Sunflower Seed Cookies

Makes 2-3 dozen.


  • 1 C Butter, softened
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1 C Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 ½ C All Purpose Flour
  • ½ C Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 C Old fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 C flaked Coconut (Optional)
  • 1 C Sunflower seeds, toasted 


  1. In a mixing bowl , cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy; add eggs and vanilla. Stir together.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in the oats, coconut, and sunflower kernels.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 8 - 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned around the edges.
  7. Allow cookies to cool for about 1 minute on the cookie sheet, then move cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. 


Enjoy Your Table Runner!

Grab your fabrics and a sunflower cookie and get started on this delightful sunny table runner. It works up fast and you will have those sunny faces brightening your home in no time. Won't you share your version? Please share and tag AccuQuilt and Lori Miller Designs on Facebook and @AccuQuilt and @lorimillerdesigns on Instagram.


Topics: GO! Qube, Recipes, GO! Getter, Fall-Inspired

Lori J. Miller

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