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ColorWorks Premium Solid Precuts make a cheerful snowman table runner

by Jackie White

After finishing the quilted flannel lap quilt just in time for winter, we still have some time left to make this adorable snowman table runner complete with carrot nose and charcoal eyes! This bright table runner measures 12” x 72” and is made up of six 12” blocks depicting a snowman’s face.

Working with Northcott’s ColorWorks Premium Solid Precuts certainly makes the task that much quicker.

Quilted snowman table runner hanging on a fence in a field.

Quilted snowman table runner


1yd white fabric, I used Northcott solids

ColorWorks Premium Solid 9000 Precuts Rainbow colorway

fat quarter of orange

12 black buttons

HeatNBond Feather Lite Iron-On Adhesive

½ yd of blue for border

½ yd for backing

½ yd for batting

Fabric on table consisting of a charm pack and yellow, blue and orange fabric.

Northcott fabric used to make quilted snowman table runner

From the white fabric, cut six 12½” squares. From the colored precut pack cut 24 – 3½” squares. On the back of each square, draw a diagonal line from one corner to another.

With right sides together, take a 12½” white square and four 3½” squares and put them at each corner with the diagonal lines of each small square marking off the corners.

White square piece of fabric with small yellow fabric squares in each corner.

Place colored squares in each corner of white square.

Sew on the diagonal lines. Cut the corners away and press. Repeat for remaining five blocks.

White quilt block with yellow triangles for corners.

Finished snowman square

Using the HeatNBond Feather Lite Iron-On Adhesive, apply to the wrong side of the orange fabric following manufacturer’s directions.

To create the nose, either grab a free coloring page online or draw out a carrot nose for the snowman on paper. To be really creative, draw six different noses out and cut out your templates.

Six fabric noses on white fabric block.

Six different snowman noses cut out of orange fabric

Using the HeatNBond Feather Lite Iron-On Adhesive, apply to the wrong side of the orange fabric.

Northcott’s ColorWorks Premium Solids 9000 fabrics have so much punch that they’ll brighten any project you undertake. What better fabric to use to cheer up the winter season?!

Join me tomorrow, as we finish up this cheerful and bright quilted table runner just in time for winter!

This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2:  Adding circles to the flannel lap quilt using an easy applique technique

Go to part 4: Options on finishing the quilted snowman table runner



charlene elswick December 18, 2016 - 7:05 pm

I love this so much . I just got a new sewing machine first I have not sewn in 20 years I look forward to getting creative

Lori Morton December 14, 2016 - 12:34 am

This Tablerunner is soooo cute!! Loooove Snowmen! Thank you for sharing how to make it!! 🙂

Tess December 9, 2016 - 8:01 pm

Love this tablerunner

Aly December 7, 2016 - 3:19 pm

I love this and plan to make it asap!

Sallie December 7, 2016 - 11:52 am

I love snowmen!

Barb Proz December 7, 2016 - 10:10 am

Suggesting using a coloring book was a great idea. Thanks..


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