Fall is finally here and the weather is teasing us with cooler days. We had to get into the seasonal spirit, and this pumpkin table runner was just what we had in mind. To start on these simple patchwork pumpkins, you’ll need a variety of oranges; the more the better for a scrappy look. Here’s the whole list of supplies:
-1/2 yard background fabric. We used a charcoal gray solid.
-Scraps or fat quarters of orange fabric. You won’t need all that much of each print.
-Scraps of green
-Scraps of cream or brown for the stem
-3/4 yard backing and batting
-1/4 yard bindingTo start, cut 3″ squares in the following configurations: 60 squares of orange, 3 of cream, 3 of green, and 9 of gray. Also, from the gray fabric cut (15) 2.5″ squares and (3) 1.5″ squares.
Lay out the 3″ squares in the following order to form a pumpkin shape.On the back side of all of the smaller gray squares, mark a diagonal line.On all of the orange corner blocks, lay a 2.5″ gray square. On the green square, put a 2.5″ square on the top left corner and a 1.5″ square on the bottom right corner. Refer to the photo for diagonal line orientation.On the green square, sew down the diagonal line of the 1.5″ square.
Trim the little corner off 1/4″ from the seam and press open.On the opposite corner, sew the 2.5″ square along the diagonal line. Trim and press open as before.Sew all of the 2.5″ gray squares onto the orange corner blocks. Trim and press open.Lay out the squares of the pumpkin as shown below.Sew the squares into rows, and then sew the rows together.One pumpkin block done!Sew up two more blocks to make a happy trio of pumpkins.We arranged our pumpkins going up and down to be right side up from either side.Cut four gray strips 3″x13″ for sashing between the pumpkins and end borders.
Cut three 3″ strips for the outside borders. You will need to piece the borders, since the table runner is longer than a width. Our borders were 47 5/8″ long, but you should measure yours to be sure of the length.