Christmas Diamonds Table Runner – Tutorial

I joined a Christmas swap on Facebook. I had a lot of fun sewing this lovely little table runner together for my partner.

Measurements: 16×40
Materials
20 White Charms (5″x5″)
20 Christmas Charms (5″x5″)
Backing Fabric at least 18″x42″
Batting scraps at least 18″x42″
Ruler
Fabric Marking Pen or Pencil

Note:
All seams are 1/4″

Start by pairing your white charms with your Christmas Charms and sewing your Half Square Triangles. I have a tutorial here if you have never made them before.

For this project I pressed to the dark side, usually I just press open but I find it is easier to match points perfectly when pressing to one side or the other.

Trim your HSTs down to 4.5″ x 4.5″. You will have 40 sets.

Next you want to lay out your pattern, don’t follow mine exactly as the upper lefthand block is actually turned (look at my first picture in this post to see how that block should be oriented).

I like to sew my blocks together in pairs, for each pair I pressed towards the green HST. This will make life so much easier and your points close to perfect when assembling everything.

Next sew the 2 pairs together butting the center seams nice and tight and you will have a block that measures 8.5″ x 8.5″. I like to alternate each block when pressing the middle seam, one up, then one down. Again this leads to better alignment. You butt the seams up next to each other and the point line up perfectly.

You will make 10 of these blocks total.

Assemble your top. Remembering to line up those alternating seams.

The above picture was taken after I ripped out my turned block and fixed my mistake. Oops!

Quilt as desired.

The wonderful Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts is who recommended the magical 3 lines to me for the quilting and I have to say I love how it turned out.

Bind using your favorite method.

Happy Holiday Sewing!

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22 Responses to Christmas Diamonds Table Runner – Tutorial

  1. Barb N says:

    Great runner for Christmas and fun to make for a swap. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  2. Suzan says:

    Sweet table runner and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Mrs.Pickles says:

    ohh very pretty I am going to have to pin this for sure…and hopefully make it too :P

  4. Tiffany Bohland says:

    I love this – and the quilting makes it over the top! I pinned it so I can use the tutorial later (after I finish my homework for the week! lol). I like your fabrics, were they a mix or did you order a charm square pack from somewhere?

  5. love it.. what is your method of binding or what did you do on this one. I am practicing my method.. ugh..

  6. rosa says:

    Spectacular runner.Thanks for the tutorial!!

  7. Susan says:

    I love it! I may have to make one, and the Magic 3 works very nicely here!

  8. Mara says:

    A great tutorial, thank you so much for sharing it.

  9. Susan says:

    How very lovely. I particularly like the diamond quilting pattern.

  10. Vera says:

    The quilting is really lovely. Simple but effective.

  11. Cheryl B. says:

    I love how the simple quilting adds to the design.

  12. tubakk says:

    Think I’ll give this a try. Nice and effective quilting.

  13. Lisa L. says:

    What a great table runner!

  14. Katy says:

    It looks great, lucky partner :)

  15. Jan says:

    What a beautiful choice you made for the quilting! I’m in love!

  16. Carrie P. says:

    I am sure your partner will love it.

  17. Amy DeCesare says:

    There is just something so beautiful about this simple design – so awesome!!!

  18. Kimberlee says:

    The simplicity is elegant & the quilting is perfect! TY for sharing!!

  19. Jacque (aka Snoodles) says:

    Fabulous runner….perfect points! :)

  20. Sondra says:

    Love this, Melissa. What an amazing job! Beautiful…XXXXXX

  21. CeLynn says:

    Love this! Thank you so much for the tutorial,I think one of these is in my near future :)

  22. Mickey White says:

    OH !! can’t wait to see who gets it !!!!!! and hoping maybe it is me ???????? thanks for the tutorial ; could have used it earlier for my swap project , but I wasn’t paying attention !

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