Bella Table Runner

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About a month ago, I received a charm pack of Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter. While trying to think up a clever project for the fabric, I was busy making preparations for BQF, and all the usual happenings in our family. I never put that charm pack away though! I didn’t want to forget about it! Out of sight, out of mind…

Finally, inspiration struck and I pulled a few coordinating solids. Within a few hours, I had a new table runner!

I love the organic feel of the fabric and my piecing – it’s so easy, I thought I would share a few steps.

I paired each charm with one of five solids, and sewed down two, opposite sides.

Then I cut them open. Some are cut at the center, and others are random.

Then I stacked them in three columns, and sewed them up! After I had my columns sewn, I decided to cut one in half on the length. I didn’t match any seams, and simply love the outcome.


Measures 14″ x 45″

Fabrics – Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter, Kona, teal, cadet, ash, coal and Bella tomato

By |2019-07-18T10:39:27-06:00May 25th, 2012|Bloggers Quilt Festival, finished quilt|18 Comments


  1. Saram from Habibti at Home May 25, 2012 at 6:41 am - Reply

    You did a lot of straight line quilting on this! Lovely. I need to make another table runner for the summer, ready for a change I think. Good inspiration, thanks!!

  2. Susanne May 25, 2012 at 6:43 am - Reply

    So neat! Love the idea of random cuts. Makes for some scrappy, cool surprises. Your straight quilting lines bring the whole thing together.

  3. Sheila May 25, 2012 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Great fabrics, yummy quilting.

  4. katie @swimbikequilt May 25, 2012 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Love it, Amy!

  5. Debbie May 25, 2012 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Love your runner! Wish I had some Bella!!

  6. Beth May 25, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Super cute! That blue thread for the quilting makes me happy. Thanks for sharing your process! Smiles~Beth

  7. Karen May 25, 2012 at 10:33 am - Reply

    it looks awesome! i too have been playing around with my sample charm pack…isn’t it just the best? I’m almost done with my project ;-)

  8. Queenie Believe May 25, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    What a wonderful idea and your technique is awesome. A bright and festive runner for the summer.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  9. Suzies Imaginarium May 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Wow! I love what the straight line quilting does for this piece. Great idea!

  10. Snoodles May 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    It just says “summer” to me! Love it!

  11. CitricSugar May 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Very cute, Amy!

  12. Kate Brown May 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    thats really pretty, I love that the seams dont match, it really makes it stand out beautifully.

  13. Shari May 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    I love this – and a great brief tutorial too. Should inspire all to pull out those languishing charm packs which seem to accumulate for ‘just the right project’.

  14. Mary on Lake Pulaski May 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    That is just perfect Amy! You made the best use and then some of one charm pack.

  15. Hannah@Herpeset May 28, 2012 at 7:54 am - Reply

    You work looks very professional, really awesome designs I like the last one. Thanks for share with us.

  16. Suz May 31, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

    hi — how many pairs did you start with? Love your idea! Thanks for sharing it.

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  18. Gretchen Gantner December 22, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Hi there. I am a beginner quilter. Can you tell me what width to cut the binding?

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