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Options on finishing the quilted snowman table runner


Yesterday we made the head and noses for the snowmen quilt blocks. Today we get to have more fun and put it all together and quilt up this sweet snowman table runner!

Lay out your 6 snowman squares in a pleasing manner. Place the eyes and nose on each one. You can do it so they’re all facing the same way, or have them all looking in different directions. This can be effective if you’re using it as a table runner or even a bed runner as the faces are looking everywhere.


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


Once you have them in a position you like, take each square and press the nose down following manufacturer’s directions. Sew on the button eyes.

Sew the squares together as you had laid out to get a long table runner.

From the blue fabric piece, cut strips of fabric, 1½” wide. Cut two 1½” x 12½”. Sew these to the ends of the table runner. With the remaining strips, sew onto either side of the runner. Press.


Two snowman faces of quilt top table runner.
Snowman quilt top with eyes, nose and border on


Attach your backing and binding using your preferred method. When quilting, you may or may not choose to do much in the snowman’s faces. But you can do a machine applique stitch around the nose to quilt it down and the eyes. You can also create a smile on each and this will keep it intact.  As well if you want you could use embroidery thread for the smile on each snowman.

I would suggest quilting in each of the corners, whether it just be echoing the lines or some free motion quilting as well as a bit in the border.


Quilted snowman face with button eyes, fabric nose and stitched smile.
Quilted snowman face.


Add binding and enjoy your snowman quilted table runner! Ready for snow!

Join me tomorrow as we make ornaments using leftover pieces of Northcott’s flannel fabric after making the flannel lap quilt earlier this week.


Quilted snowman table runner on a fence.
Quilted snowman table runner.


This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3:  ColorWorks Premium Solid Precuts make a cheerful snowman table runner

Go to part 5: Making Christmas tree ornaments from scraps of flannel


I am a quilter who loves quilting outside the box especially when it comes to 3D and embellishments. My work has been published in books and magazines and I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Quilters’ Association. When I am not in my studio, I am working as a Social Media Manager.


  1. Quilting Jeannie

    I love this pattern! How festive for the winter season.

  2. Megan Upchurch

    So cute! I love that the smiles are quilted

  3. Jessica Braskey

    Thank you so much for the tutorial!! This is adorable!! 🙂

  4. Sandy A in St. Louis

    I am going to have to remember this for next year! Just not enough time to get it done for this year.

  5. Linda Williamson

    Love the snowman. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. Piroska

    This is just too adorable!!

  7. Sandra Morris

    Oh my gosh. this table runner is so cute.

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