Christmas Pinwheels Table Runner

Nov 10, 2016 8:55:00 AM / by Connie Campbell


Hi everyone, it is Connie from Freemotion by the River with another fast and easy tutorial for the Christmas Pinwheels table runner featuring the 12 inch GO! Qube and also the new 12 inch Companion Set. You’ll also find all kinds of quilting tutorials, quilt patterns, and other things on my blog.

Are you thinking about decorating for Christmas? Today's table runner would be perfect for the holidays. I pulled out a few decorations to get you in the mood! Let's get started!


Free quilt pattern for the holidays

 Christmas Pinwheels Table Runner

16 inch x 42 inch


GO! Fabric Cutter: GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S) or GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! Cutting Dies:

GO! Qube Mix & Match 12 Inch Block (55778) Dies used: #2 - 3 ½" Square,  #5 – 3" Half Square Triangle,  #8 – 3 ½” x 6 ½” Rectangle

GO! 12 Inch Companion Set Die used: #9 - 3" x 6" Chisel

Materials Needed: I used batiks

  • Cream – fat quarter
  • Red - 1/3 yard (includes binding)
  • 4 Assorted Red - fat quarters
  • Batting
  • Backing

Cutting Instructions:

  • Cut 12 - Cream #5 Half Square Triangles (HST)
  • Cut 12 - Assorted Red #9 Chisel
  • Cut 24 - Assorted Red ##8 Rectangles
  • Cut 6 - 4 - Assorted Red #2 Squares


Using the AccuQuilt Qube dies


Assembly: Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.Sew the cream half square triangles to the assorted red chisel rectangles following the diagram below. Make 12 of these. In my Winter Blues table runner tutorial I showed how to easily match up the pieces. Add a red assorted print rectangle to the right side of each of the rectangle/chisel pieces. Make 12. Your sections will measure 6 1/2 inches x 6 1/2 inches.


Piecig the free quilt pattern Christmas Pinwheels together


Layout the sections as shown below to make your Christmas pinwheel blocks and sew them together.


Piecing the sections of the Christmas Pinwheels blocks together


You will have three 12 1/2 inch x 12 1/2 inch blocks.


free quilt pattern for Christmas Pinwheels blocks


The border uses 4 - 3 1/2 inch squares and 16 - 3 1/2 inch x 6 1/2 inch rectangles.


Using the electric rotary fabric cutter for the border


I forgot to take a photo of adding the border so I have included this graphic.

Sew 2 - 3 1/2 inch x 6 1/2 inch rectangles together. Make 8 of these. Follow the diagram below to add them to your blocks.

I did not add borders to the length of the table runner as it would have made it too large for my table. If you would like your table runner to be 48 inches long then add the borders. You will have enough fabric for an additional 4 - 3 1/2 inch x 6 1/2 inch rectangles and 4 - 3 1/2 inch squares.


Free quilt pattern for the Christmas Pinwheels table runner border


Add your batting and backing and quilt as desired.


Use free motion quilting on table runner


Cut three - 2 1/2 inch strips by the width of fabric for your binding. Bind your table runner.


AccuQuilt holiday quilting with Christmas Pinwheels table runner


I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas Pinwheels table runner tutorial made with the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and GO! dies. If you are looking for more ideas for using the GO! Qube Mix & Match 12 inch Block (55778) and the GO! 12 Inch Companion Set you might enjoy some of my previous quilt tutorials.

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Connie Campbell

Written by Connie Campbell