6 Banyan Batiks fat quarters for a modern table runner

Yesterday I showed you how to finish up your Roll & Go sewing organizer made from Banyan Batik African Violets fabric.

Today, I’ll use 6 fat quarters from Banyan Batiks African Violets collection in the Hibiscus and Delphinium colorways to create a modern “Rail Fence” table runner. I also used ½ yd of red Shadows #81300-24 for accents and binding.

Both of these new collections are available in your favorite quilt shops now!

Table runner with Banyan Batiks African Violets and Shadows fabric

These are the Banyan Batiks fat quarters used for my version of the table runner.

Let’s get started!

  • From each of the blue African Violets fat quarters cut a 1½”,  2½”,  3½” and 4½” strip. Cut the strips on the crosswise grain so each strip is about 21″ long.

Cut strips from the 6 blue fabrics for the blocks.

  • From the 1½” strips, cut 2 – 1½” x 9½”.
  • From the 2½” strips, cut 1 – 2½” x 6½” and 1 – 2½” x 9½”.
  • From the 3½” strips cut 1 – 3½” x 6½” and 1 –  3½” x 9½”.
  • From the 4½” strips cut 2 – 4½” x 6½”.

Cut the strips into 6½” and 9½” lengths.

  • From the red Banyan Batik Shadows fabric, cut 5 – 1″ x WOF (width of fabric, approximately 41″) for sashing and 4 – 3″ x WOF for binding.
  • Use a 1½”, 2½” and 3½” x 9½” strip to make block 1. Strips can be arranged in any order you like. The block should measure 6½” x 9½”.

3 strips sewn together to make a 6½” x 9½” block 1

  • Use a 2½”, 3½” and 4½” x 6½” strip to make block 2. Arrange the strips as desired. The block should measure 6½” x 9½”.

3 strips sewn together to make a 6½” x 9½” block 2

  • You need a total of 8 block 1 and 7 block 2 for this table runner. To create some more interest in each block, you can re-arrange the placement of the strips in each block. You can also cut a few strips into 2 pieces and add a 1″ red “Shadows” accent strip. Trim these strips as required to make them the correct length.
  • Cut additional 6½” or 9½” strips as needed to finish the blocks.

Cut a few strips into 2 pieces and insert a 1″ red strip for an accent.

Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to put your Banyan Batik African Violets blocks together to create your own version of this modern table runner.

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Finishing the Roll and Go sewing organizer

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JoyceLM November 28, 2018 - 10:06 pm
Love the modern take on the traditional rail fence pattern. Thanks.
Jean Boyd November 29, 2018 - 10:37 am
Thanks Joyce. Glad you like this idea.
Rachael L November 10, 2018 - 7:51 pm
Thank you for the easy project, I love the red as an accent here
Jean Boyd November 10, 2018 - 10:21 pm
Red is always one of my favourite accent colours!
Barbara Schaffer November 9, 2018 - 4:10 am
I'm a beginner and these tutorials are a really big help in teaching me so many new things about sewing. They have clear instructions and great images of real fabrics. Thank you.
Sandy Allen November 8, 2018 - 7:15 am
Love the pop of red! This will be a Great idea for holiday gifts!
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