three table runners in different colours with title "fill in the blanks table runner".

Fill in the Blanks Table Runner Pattern

This table runner is a great pattern to use your creativity. Instructions are included for three different variations in five different sizes each.

Each design includes a lot of negative space, which is the perfect background for embroidery, appliqué or special quilt designs.

Single Chain Variation

The single chain variation is a classic design made with two fabrics. Switching out the fabrics gives it a totally different look.

quilted table runner with pink squares in diamond shapes.

It looks great with either solids or prints.

Accent Fabric Variation

The accent fabric variation features one fabric for the chain and another fabric for the chain itself.

quilted table runner with orange and yellow diamonds.

It’s perfect for holiday fabrics or for that special fabric that you love but don’t know what to do with it.

Twisted Chain Variation

Twisted chain is a nice way to use two contrasting colours. It looks complicated, but the clear instructions make it easy.

table runner with green and red squares and appliquéd poinsettias on a white background.

Filling in the blanks

Each variation includes a lot of negative space. This is the perfect place to add your own creative touches.

You can add embroidery, applique or quilting designs.

This runner was the perfect choice for some freestyle embroidered wreaths. See the full embroidery tutorial HERE.

embroidered Christmas wreath

There are five different sizes included in the pattern:

  • XS – 18″ x 30″
  • S – 18″ x 42″
  • M – 18″ x 54″
  • L – 18″ x 66″
  • XL – 18″ x 78″

If these are too large for you, you might prefer the Fill in the Blanks, Jr. It is a similar design but in a smaller size.

This is a great way to make seasonal quilting projects without committing to an entire quilt.

The pattern is avaialable in my shop at Etsy.

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selection of different throw pillows.

three table runners with title.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos

designer, teacher, speaker

Elizabeth enjoys doing all types of sewing and needlework and teaching others new techniques. For more information or to have her speak to your group click HERE.

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