In between cutting the Vintage Modern for a lap quilt, I decided to use some of the Ruby Jelly Rolls (Just so tempted to use it) This line is also by the same designer; Bonnie and Camille.  I made a table runner with a few jelly rolls to start with. A quick little project to get my sewjo going, in between what seems like endless piecing with the other quilt project.

The table runner uses only 6 Jelly Rolls Strips for the blocks, making it a perfect project for those leftover Jelly Rolls strips!

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The table runner pattern is simply a quarter log cabin. I made mine to look scrappy so I have no particular positioning of the pieces. I just made sure that I have the colours distributed evenly across the runner.  While I am at it, might as well I put a tutorial here for my future reference and for you too!

Tutorial Table Runner using Jelly Roll Free Pattern

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Quilted Table Runner Tutorial

Finished size : 19″ x 45″

Materials requirement:

Leftover Jelly Rolls or 2.5″ strips (6 Jelly rolls strip is sufficient for the runner)

A quarter yard of the final border fabric (mine is the red dots)

2 Jelly rolls strip for binding

I yard for backing (or 22″ x 48″)

20″ x 46″ wadding

I am using Bonnie And Camille Ruby (Out of Print but you can check out all of her fabric HERE)


Cutting instructions:

From each Jelly Roll strips (2.5 x 44″),

Jelly Roll Project_Free tutorial Table Runner from leftover jelly rolls







From border fabric :

cut 2 pieces of WOF ” x 3″ (WOF: width of fabric ~ 40″)

cut 2 pieces of 20″ x 3″

Piecing instructions:

Chain piece the first two 2.5″ squares for all blocks, followed by the sequence as per diagram shown.

Jelly Roll Project_Free tutorial Table Runner from leftover jelly rolls

Jelly Roll Project_Free tutorial Table Runner from leftover jelly rolls 2


Sewing the border on:

Once all the blocks are pieced together in rows, it’s time to put the border on.

Sew the border along the lengthwise first. Both top and bottom border. Trim excess.

Then, piece the side border. Trim excess.


Jelly Roll Project_Free tutorial Table Runner from leftover jelly rolls

Baste and Quilt:

For small projects, I love spray basting! I use 505 Spray baste and it never fails to work like a charm. Spray on the wadding, and place your backing fabric flat and smooth it out. Then turn it all around and again spray onto the wadding and place the top quilt and smooth it out.

I quilted mine with simple stippling motion all over the block and I left the border unquilted. You can quilt yours as desired.

Check out some of the free motion quilting tutorials I have on the blog.


using 2 Jelly Roll strips or 2 of 2.5″x44″ strips, sew them together to form long binding tape. Fold them in half lengthwise and iron them. Use this as the binding tape for the quilt.

So here it is, all done and bound.

Quilted table runner jelly roll free pattern

Those pieces in the bowl are the pieces of blocks from the Vintage Modern.

Update: The blocks in the bowl are already pieced into a quilt and the quilt pattern is available here.

If you are in for a quick little quilty project – placemats and runners are my favourites! So why not go make it yourself now!
make sure you pin it for reference!
Ruby Jelly Roll Table Runner Sewing Tutorial
Table Runner Tutorial. Free Quilt Pattern Table Runner


  1. Margaret Barnes Reply

    I’m trying to make this. In your diagram, I only see two blocks of the beige colored pieces used; right in the middle of the runner. There are 10 pieces of each of the 6 colors. So I would have 8 leftover pieces of the beige. The pink is used 16 times but I only have 10 pieces of pink. Please edit the diagram so all colors are used evenly, or explain what I’m doing wrong! Thanks.

      • littlemushroomcap@gmail.com Reply

        Thank you. There is surely a mistake there – I will get it repaired very soon… Thanks for the comment.

  2. I am interested in the Ruby Table Runner. I note from earlier comments errors in the pattern. Can you advise if corrections have been made to the attached pattern. Thank you. I enjoy your site very much.

  3. That is an adorable runner. Thanks for sharing this quick project. I already know who is getting it for Christmas.
    Thank you

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