Autumn Jubilee Table Runners

Autumn Jubilee continues with table runners for your two block designs.  How you put this together is up to you, and the size you need for your table.   I’ll give you several layouts, remember that each block finishes at 6 inches square, so measure your table to see how many you need to get the size you need.  Then you can improvise!  Our wonderful giveaway today is sponsored by The Fat Quarter Shop!  Read all the way to their logo to see how to enter.

autumnjubileelogoUsing the leaves and pumpkins, here’s the first table runner for Autumn Jubilee, that will also look great on your Thanksgiving table. A single row of blocks like this one with a 2-inch finished border will yield a width of 10 inches with a length of 34 inches.


I started with my blocks, four pumpkins and four leaves, and began playing with more arrangements.  Here’s pumpkins on the ends and leaves in the middle.

Autumn Jubilee QA Runner 1

Or I could arrange them alternating.

Autumn Jubilee QA Runner 2

Or I could put the pumpkins in the middle.

Autumn Jubilee QA Runner 3

Ultimately, I thought that more leaves would suit me better, and give me the length I needed.  Plus, I liked the pumpkins separated a bit more.

Autumn Jubilee QA Runner 5

I actually had this in EQ7 this way.  Two blocks wide with a 2 inch border all around will give you a width of 14 inches, and a length of 40 inches, a nice size for a table runner.


So, I sewed the blocks together, and added a border.

Autumn Jubilee QA Runner 6

I like that leaf fabric.  My friends would say that I have never met a leaf fabric I didn’t like, LOL!!  Anyway, quilting went quickly using a fall pantograph with pumpkins.  I used a gold variegated thread.

Autumn Jubilee QA Runner 7

I like the quilting to show in the background and recede on the motifs.

Autumn Jubilee QA Runner 8

Bound in a dark rust, all finished!  Don’t forget to put a label on the back.

Autumn Jubilee Runner Finish 1

Autumn Jubilee Runner Finish 3

But, you might like a different arrangement, so here are a couple more ideas for setting your blocks.  Sometimes I have the pumpkins facing the sides, and sometimes facing the ends.  The leaves are set randomly, except in the first layout where they are oriented to the corners.  I’ll show you both scrappy leaves and single scrappy color leaves, along with dark and lighter borders.   Just play with what you have until you are happy.  Next Friday we will do the larger topper, so make more pumpkins and leaves!  And read on for the giveaway!

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Update – Click HERE for the pattern for the larger table topper.

FatQuarterShop-300x300Just in case you need some more autumn colors to complete the projects, today’s sponsor is The Fat Quarter Shop! They are offering a $25 gift certificate to a randomly drawn comment on this post. To enter, visit the Fat Quarter Shop and find a collection you like, come back and leave a comment about what you found.  Once again, if you follow my blog, leave a second comment for a second entry telling me how you follow – email, Bloglovin, Feedly, blogroll, or a blog reader.

The drawing will be held November 1, so you have plenty of time to enter and tell your friends!  Share it!

Don’t forget to upload your progress pictures to the Flickr group Autumn Jubilee!  For next week, you’ll need 4 pumpkins and 12 leaves to make the final design, along with some additional background fabric and a pretty autumn print for accent.  Dig in your stashes, and make more blocks for next week.  Hope you are having fun!  And I hope you will have at least a couple of finished pieces for use this year.  Remember, one lucky reader who has posted progress on the Flickr group will get their project quilted by me, with batting included, and return shipping paid.

So, what’s your favorite collection at Fat Quarter Shop?



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137 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Table Runners

  1. I love the American Homecoming collection at the Fat Quarter Shop, along with all of the Hoffman batik collections. =)

    Your tablerunner is great! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Jane Barr

    I can’t decide which I like more Journey to Versailles or Beckwith. I guess it will depend on my project and/or the mood I’m in at the time Love your table runner.

  3. Linda Williamson

    I love Nightfall by Maureen Cracknell. Her owls are so impressive. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  4. I love the Alice in Wonderland line by Disney that is coming out any day now. I love anything Alice in Wonderland though. lol

    The table runners are very cute! I really like the first one you shared – with just 1 row with 2 pumpkins and 3 leaves. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Carol Preston

    Heartland by Pat Bravo is MY favorite.
    It would work for many applications… from baby quilts to adult. I live in the woods of the NC mountains and love fabrics that celebrate nature. This collection does that with a modern vibe.

  6. Carol Preston

    The Fat Quarter Shop has soooo many new collections and I certainly would use any of them. However I love the Heartland collection by Pat Bravo. It’s modern yet celebrates nature in a fun way.

  7. Carol Preston

    I follow your blog via email. It’s part of my morning routine… a cup of coffee, and check out what’s new. It always gets me going in a happy and productive way.

  8. Sharon Schipper

    Keep coming back to the Flower Sugar collections by Lecien Fabrics. I’ve done several baby quilts in the past year with the clear reds, aquas and teals, just love those together. The original FS I like the best, but also the Bluebell and the Holiday. And the Moda Little Ruby collection that are in their menu as links to pre-cuts are gorgeous as well! I prefer non-babyish fabrics and go closer to twin size so they get longer use out of my gifts.

    I have to go get a fat quarter set of autumn so I can do some of the maple leaf blocks for a table runner…. sigh! not enough of those colors in my stash, I like the golds, rusts, burgundies and autumn purples. Too many projects on my to-do, never mind my wish list, too little time!

  9. I meant I love the Beckwith by KathyHall for Andover Fabrics. Only part of my post published. I follow via WordPress, Bloglovin’, and Flickr. Thanks so much 🙂

  10. Judyk

    My interest has been peaked by all the comments on the new Cottonworks Wovens by Minnick & Simpson. Thanks for all you do!

  11. Cheryl

    It’s difficult to choose only one collection. But if I have to choose it would be A Prairie Journal collection by Henry Glass. Or Hopes Journey 1830-1860 from Moda. See I can’t pick just one. Lol.
    I follow you through e mail.
    Have a great day.

  12. I think “Turning Leaves” Batiks Fat Quarter Bundle would make great Autumn Runner!! But I would have to choose “Cats Pyjammas” Fat Quarter Bundle…to make a sweet Quilt for kitty loving Grangirlie!! 🙂

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! 😀

  13. I love FQS – Their selection, their service/support and their involvement with charities! It is always dangerous to browse their site as I usually find lots that I want. In keeping with the Autumn Jubilee I think I like Oak Haven by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics (Today that is).

  14. Kathy E.

    Your table runner is perfect using the pumpkin quilting pattern. I need to try that…thanks for the idea and photos. A new collection at FQS that caught my eye is Beckwith Fat Quarter Bundle by Kathy Hall for Andover Fabrics. Those colors are great for autumn sewing!

  15. Jennie Rauch

    Hard to choose @ Fat Quarters.. . but I think my favorite is most of the Grand Canal group – especially the flowers!

  16. Jennie Rauch

    Oh! I like best the arrangement you ended up with – like the pumpkins scattered rather than clumped!

  17. I LOVE the Little Miss Sunshine Stash Pack with matching Aurifil thread….It’s absolutely yummy looking….especially the thread…although the Bella solids are quite the match! Love your leaf and pumpkin blocks…and the varied arrangements.

  18. crowcabincreations

    I love the Primitive Muslin Charm Pak fabric. Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for the generous giveaway!

  19. quiltingtn

    I love Spooky Delights by Bunny Hill. It is the only Halloween colection I would buy. I follow by email.

  20. Wendy

    I love the Kansas Troubles, Primitive Gathering lines plus I’m really liking some of the neutral grays / word fabrics that are coming out. So many choices.

  21. Wendy

    I follow via email. I really shouldn’t start another project but the fall themed table runner is tempting me.

  22. Esther G

    I really need some Pixie Noel fabric! I just haven’t figured out how to convince my husband of that fact 🙂

  23. Denise force

    Went to fat quarter shop site twice. Found too many things I like. My picks would be Hazelwood , oak haven or grand canal. The idea to use tins for storage Will definitely be put to use.

  24. Shirley Elliott

    Love vintage daydream/Riley Blake. Actually, love anything Riley Blake. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  25. susan4cats

    I really like Cottonworks Wovens by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics. Such a unique idea. I see all sorts of possibilities with this fabric.

  26. Susan McGregor

    I love the Farm Fun line by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda. It is so cute! I also love all your layouts for your table runner.

  27. I love the mix and match blocks to suit your needs! Great table runner and variations! Well if I were shopping, I like the encyclopedia galactica bundle by andover. Awesome giveaway!

  28. dezertsuz

    Right now, I’m having a plaid attack so Cottonworks Wovens by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics would be my favorite … today. I love all the options you’ve shown. I’m sewing my leaves tomorrow – parts are all cut. I really like the very scrappy ones you showed, but mine are mostly green, I think – some fall person I am! Thanks to you and Fat Quarter Shop for this great giveaway prize.

  29. Melanie

    I love the Meow or Never collection–so adorable and fun. I follow by email and bloglovin’ too. :o) Is there another way to follow your blog? I don’t want to miss a thing. LOL BTW, I love the tablerunner options! m

  30. BJ

    This time of year I’m always on the lookout for good flannel collections, and even though Teepee Time Flannel by Deborah Edwards isn’t in a fall palette (my favorite), it’s so cute! I can imagine it made up into so many fun things for the grandkids! Thanks for all the layout options for the table runner.

  31. Sharon Browne

    Fat Quarter shop has such a huge selection but one of my favorites right now is Aunt Grace by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Brothers Fabrics.

  32. Jill P

    I follow through Finish It Up Friday w/ Crazy Mom Quilts, and in browsing the Fat Quarter Shop I like many, but pick the Architextures solids. Your maple leaf table runner is beautiful! Lovely arrangement.

    1. Hi Jill,
      I don’t link up every week, so follows need to be through one of the delivery feeds (email, Bloglovin,Blog reader, Feedly, etc). You’ll miss posts and giveaways if you are relying on link ups. I sometimes go quite a while without linking up anywhere due to the time involved and the commitment to visit other linkers. You are entered in the drawing, thanks for commenting.

  33. Cathy C

    When skies are gray by Simple Simon from Riley Blake fabrics is my current favorite collection. I don’t think that it would make Autumn Leaves but should be effective in a winter theme quilt.

  34. Allison Church Bird

    Wow – awesome runners – love your fabric choices! I have been admiring the Blue Moon Half Yard Bundle
    Kathy Hall for Andover Fabrics at Fat Quarter shop – love blues!

  35. manasotavacation

    Sunglow and Coral Artisan Spirit Sandscapes Fat Quarter Bundle
    Northcott Fabrics
    I LOVE this table runner….LOVE IT!

  36. manasotavacation

    Choosing one? tough, tough, tough! But I think the Tula Pink Second Edition would be my choice if I don’t look anymore!!!!

  37. I have loads of scraps and would like to make some of these as gifts for this fall. I like your final layout, but appreciate that you showed us so many other possibilities.

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