A little charm square table runner tutorial.

Wow I haven’t been web logging my days very frequently lately!

Between school being very busy for us this year (homework is crazy for 1st and 3rd grades!! I hate to see middle school and high school!!) and trying to keep up with housework and meals, I just haven’t taken the time to update.

I made up a little table runner using a Glace by Three Sisters charm pack.

I couldn’t find a table runner pattern that used only ONE charm pack !! Have you noticed this about charm square patterns??  But I only had ONE pack, so I had to make one up.

I used an idea by Kim from Kim’s Big Quilting Adventure.  She shared a pinwheel block she made and I hope she doesn’t mind me using it too!

I did it pretty quick…less than an hour! So don’t look at my corners or pinwheel points LOL!!

If you want to make one too, here’s how:


1 charm pack

1/2 yard for backing and binding.


Step 1  (Figure 1)

Take 1 red and 1 white charm square and place them right sides together.

Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the light square, then using a 1/4 inch seam, sew on both sides of the line.

Using your rotary cutter and ruler cut on the line then press towards the darker fabric.

Repeat 2 times to make 12 red/white  Half Square Triangles.

Step 2 (Figure 2)

Assemble Half Square Triangles into 3 pinwheel blocks and sew together.

Using 2 of the blue charm squares and 1 green charm square=  cut each charm into 4- 2 1/2 squares.

Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each 2 1/2 inch square, place and sew on the line  on the 4 corners of the pinwheel blocks.  Trim off corners to 1/4 inch and press toward the blue/green fabric.

Step 3 (Figure 3)

Using 9 coordinating charms= cut each into 4- 2 1/2″   squares.

Lay them out in 6 rows of  6 and sew together to make one patchwork square.

Cut the patchwork square twice on the diagonal from corner to corner.

These 4 triangles are your setting triangles.

Lay out table runner according to the diagram and sew together!

Layer with batting/backing then quilt.  Then bind. Then enjoy!

Later Gators! Melissa


10 comments on “A little charm square table runner tutorial.

  1. Asiyah Kurtz says:

    Thanks for the tutorial, Melissa. ‘ve been wanting to put one together lately. Maybe one day you can do a tute on how to do a tute, lol!

  2. Brenda says:

    Fine! Be a show off. I can’t believe you made that in an hour. Someone shoot me now! ARGH! And to think I was feeling all happy about making a pincushion in a DAY, hello! UGH…I’m such a quilting failure, LOL! I better just go back to painting, LOL!

  3. Mary says:

    Very nice and I love the Glace fabric in it.

  4. Jan says:

    That’s so pretty Melissa and tks so much for the tutorial 🙂

  5. Charlene says:

    Hi Melissa! I love your table runner and did my own version of it with some leftover charm squares that I had! I posted it on my blog with a link back to your tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  6. sartenada says:

    Very nice looking with harmonious colors!

  7. charlotte says:

    What is a charm square?

  8. Joan bagnell says:

    This is a great design for charm squares,thank you.

  9. PCee says:

    I’m lost…..the pinwheels have 6 parts? Love the runner, but can’t seem to get it straight. PC

  10. Kris says:

    Love this pattern. I am going to try it this weekend!

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