“Wisteria” Table Runner
Designed and made by Margaret Kirkby
This simple but effective table runner was inspired by one of my favourite
books “Wonderful 1 Fabric Quilts” by Kay Nichols.
1.1m Wisteria stripe print for blocks.
30 cm Binding.
1.5m Backing (without join and sufficient to back extra squares).
Wadding 50cm x 1.5m
Diagram 1 Cutting and Construction
Cut 3 strips 12-1/2”by width of fabric (selvage to selvage)
From each strip cut 3 squares 12-1/2” x 12-1/2”using Diagram 1 as a
guide. Each square must start on the exact same section of the stripe, there
will be a waste strip between each square.
I recommend you mark each square before cutting. Each square is
identical from left to right with some variation from top to bottom
Cross cut each square twice on the diagonal as per Diagram 2 (on the
left). Label the triangles A,B,C and D as shown.
For the centre block join 4 “C” triangles
For the end blocks make 2 blocks using 4 “A” triangles for each block.
Diagram 2 For the side triangles join “B” +”D” triangles - make 4 units.
Using the completed runner as a guide join a BD unit to A unit.
Join a BD unit to either side of C unit.
Join a BD unit to the remaining A unit.
Join the three new units together to complete the runner.
You will have 12 triangles over, play with these to make 3 more small
blocks or one large and one small square block as per Diagram 3.
For quilting preparation, layering, basting and quilting use your preferred
method or instructions from a Margaret Kirkby pattern
Note: it is recommended that a binding mitre tool be used to mitre the
Diagram 3 135°angles on the binding.