With Spring being the season of new beginnings, now is the perfect time (and a great excuse) to give the home a bit of a spruce up – and treat yourself to some fresh new décor. And we’ve got just the thing… quilted table runners!


Table runners are a simple and effective way to revamp your kitchen or dining room. They add a fun pop of colour that’ll give your home a fresh, shiny new feel. Plus, with so many styles and designs out there, you’re guaranteed to find a table runner that perfectly matches your taste.

Below, we share nine of our favourite table runners that you can either buy or make for a bit of kitchen-spiration! We’re sure they’ll have you running (pun intended) to order or quilt your own.

3 table runners to buy

1. Grand Turks Cotton Quilted Reversible Table Runner from C&F Home

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Add this calming ocean print to your kitchen and watch your worries float away! This dreamy table runner brings a small slice of paradise to your home.

2. Floral Quilted Table Runner from SewnByVicki

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This elegant table runner is a definite favourite of ours. The attractive half-square triangle design uses an eye-catching combination of cream shades, bold reds and dark blues and greens.

It’ll make a great conversation piece at the dinner table!

3. Starlight Path Table Runner from Homemade By Abi Crafts

Shoot for the stars with this gorgeous table runner quilt pattern. Made from scrap fabrics to create pops of colours, this table runner would make a fab housewarming gift.

Looking for more table runner quilt patterns?

If you're looking for more quilted table runner patterns then Amelia Johanson's book is for you. Packed with fun projects, Amelia's book features 13 designs to bring the handmade into your home. The table runner quilt patterns are perfect for quilters of all skills. 

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4. The Girls, Quilted Table Runner Pattern from KLee2Strings

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How adorable are the chickens in this table runner pattern? We just HAD to include them! With Easter just around the corner, now’s the time to try your hand at this egg-stremely cute quilt pattern!

5. X Marks the Spot Quilted Table Runner Pattern from TulipSquare

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This simple but striking star design definitely makes a statement! Why not give this pattern a go and freshen up your kitchen with cool hues of blue and cream.

6. Berry Pie Table Runner Pattern from PrimroseCottages

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We cherry-picked this quilt pattern for all the fruit lovers out there.

This design would be perfect for a summer BBQ and is sure to make any spread look extra appealing!

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7. Sheila Donnachie’s DIY table runner pattern

How to make a table runner

Looking for a short and sweet project that you can complete in just one weekend? Give Sheila Donnachie’s dazzling DIY table runner pattern a go!

This straightforward and pretty pattern uses just one quilt block and features a stunning star design that will make your dining table shine.

8. Laura Jane Taylor’s patchwork chevron table runner pattern


You can’t go wrong with a funky and bold geometric print – and that’s why we love this modern chevron patchwork pattern by Laura Jane Taylor.

Why not raid your stash and use your favourite fat quarters to make this piece of traditional tableware with a contemporary twist.

9. Jess Entwistle’s Christmas table runner pattern

Christmas table runner pattern

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas and if you’re planning on giving the Xmas decs a re-fresh this year, why not re-create Jess Entwistle’s Christmas table runner!

There’s plenty of time to get this project ready for the festive season.

Switch it up with a new table runner

Table runners are an easy and fun way for you to switch up your home décor this Spring!

The options really are endless when it comes to finding the right quilt pattern, so hopefully, this article, showcasing our top table runner picks, can provide you with a bit of inspo.

Make sure you grab your fabric stash and sewing kit and let your creativity shine with one of our exciting table runner projects!

Discover more free quilting patterns with Gathered

Gathered has a great selection of free quilting patterns for you to play around with. Browse through and find your next project.

P.S. For readers who are just as obsessed with table runners as we are, take a look at this beautiful bed runner (featuring in issue 98 of Today’s Quilter). With slight adjustments… and fewer blocks… it would make a gorgeous table runner.


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Rebecca TomesProduction Editor: Today's Quilter

Rebecca Tomes is Production Editor at Today’s Quilter and joined Our Media at the start of this year. Before this, she worked for 18 months as the junior editor of a financial magazine after receiving a master’s degree in English Language and Linguistics from Cardiff University. 

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