Fill in the Blanks Jr. Table Runner Pattern

three table runners with title.

This table runner is the perfect way to add some colour and fun to your table. The simple chain pattern means easy construction, but your creativity will make it an extra-special project.

Instructions are included for three different variations in five different sizes, so you’ll never run out of options.

Single Chain Variation

single chain table runner in neutral colours.

The single chain variation is made with two fabrics – background and chain. It would look great with solid fabrics, patterns or a combination.

close up of quilting on single chain table runner.

This sample is quilted with diagonal lines aligned with the chain squares.


Accent Fabric Variation

accent fabric table runner with green chain.

The accent fabric variation is nice for featuring a special fabric – great for holiday prints or that beautiful fabric piece you’ve been saving.

close up of accent fabric table runner.

This sample is quilted with straight lines across the runner.


Twisted Chain Variation

twisted chain table runner in pink and blue with embroidered flowers,

The twisted chain variation has two colours of chain that twist back and forth on a background fabric.

close up of flower embroidery on twisted chain table runner.

This sample has flowers embroidered inside the chains. It is quilted with free motion quilting.


The design includes a lot of negative space so you can “fill in the blanks” with your own embroidery, applique or quilting designs.

Five sizes are included in the pattern:

  • XS – 12″ x 20″
  • S – 12″ x 28″
  • M – 12″ x 36″
  • L – 12″ x 44″
  • XL – 12″ x 52″

If you want a wider table runner, check out the regular Fill in the Blanks Table Runner.

This pattern is available in my shop or at Etsy.


Elizabeth DeCroos - Epida Studio.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
Learn more and get her to speak to your group.

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