Team Timeless // Ombre Batik Runner



Welcome to Team Timeless, an ongoing series of fun tutorials brought to you by some of our favorite designers! Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft returns this month with instructions for a beautiful runner that can be used all year round. These neutral Tonga Batiks and subtle tone-on-tone prints bring a rustic, understated charm to the table… literally! Continue on for instructions.



Ombré Batik Runner

Finished size: 17” x 34”



Tonga Color Wheel Earth (Tonga-B2336) in the following colors:
● Snow – fat eighth
● Silver – fat eighth
● Dove – half yard
● Smoke – fat eighth
● Pewter – fat eighth
● Slate – fat eighth
● Ink – fat eighth
● Space – half yard

Quilt batting measuring 18” x 35”

Coordinating thread

Basting spray

Rotary cutter / mat / acrylic ruler

Cutting instructions:

● Snow – (8) 2.5” x 6” rectangles
● Silver – (6) 2.5” x 6” rectangles
● Dove – (3) 2.5” x WOF strips for binding / (6) 2.5” x 6” rectangles
● Smoke – (6) 2.5” x 6” rectangles
● Pewter – (6) 2.5” x 6” rectangles
● Slate – (6) 2.5” x 6” rectangles
● Ink (8) 2.5” x 6” rectangles
● Space – 18” x 35” rectangle for backing / (5) 2.5” x 6” rectangles

Runner assembly:


1. Place cut pieces in the order shown, referencing chart above for layout.

2. Sew pieces together going column by column, using a ¼” seam allowance.

3. Press seams in one direction, going in opposite directions for each column.


4. Sew columns together matching up seams (nesting seams).

5. Press column seams open to reduce bulk.

Finishing Runner:

1. Layer the backing (right side down), batting layer, runner top (right side up).

2. Baste layers together using basting spray.

3. Quilt as desired. Example shown has quilting along lines of rectangles:


4. Square up and trim sides to match runner top.

5. From the binding strips cut, piece together end to end. Press open seams. Fold the binding strip in half, wrong sides together and press. Bind the runner using a ¼” seam allowance.

All done! Enjoy your new table runner!


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