Jacquelynne Steves

Strawberry Lemonade Table Runner Free Pattern

Here is a sweet little project for you! While designing this project, I decided that pink and yellow is my new favorite color combination! Isn’t it perfect for summer or spring? I remember as a kid, that the unofficial kick-off of the summer season was going to a local “pick-your-own” field to harvest baskets & baskets of strawberries. Then we would come home and eat strawberries til they were coming out of our ears, and Mom and Grandmom would make strawberry jam. Those fond summer memories are brought back with this fun, refreshing project.

Supplies:

  •  Strawberry Applique Pattern – click link at bottom of post for PDF
  •  White Fabric- 5/8 yard
  •  Pink  5/8 yard for block borders
  •  Assorted scraps for strawberry appliques
  •  Green- scraps for leaf applique
  •  Yellow- 3/8 yard
  •  Fusible web
  •  Thread for piecing and applique
  •  Backing fabric- 1 yard (40/42” wide)
  •  Batting- 16” x 55”

Cutting Instructions (WOF=width of fabric)

White:

  • Cut 1 wof strip, 9” wide. From this strip, cut (4) 9” squares (block centers)
  • Cut 7 wof strips, 1 1/2” wide (block corners, block borders, table runner sashing and borders)

Pink:

  • Cut 5 wof strips, 1 1/2” wide (block corners and block borders)
  • Cut 4 wof strips, 2 1/2” wide (binding)

Yellow:

  • Cut 5 wof strips, 1 1/2” wide (block corners and block borders)

Making The Blocks:

Applique the Block Centers:
Trace applique patterns onto paper side of fusible webbing. Cut out pieces about 1/8″ outside of drawn line. Iron to WRONG sides of fabric, according to manufacturer’s instructions. Cut out on line and remover paper backing. Fuse to white squares and machine applique. Trim squares to 8 1/2″; set aside.

Make the Block Borders:
Sew a pink wof strip (1 1/2″ wide) to a yellow wof strip along the long edges. Repeat 3 times so you have a total of 4 pink and yellow strips (2 1/2″ x wof). Press seams to pink.

Trim off the selvedges and cut the strips into a total of (16) 8 1/2″ long units.

Make the Block Corners:
Sew a pink wof strip (1 1/2″ wide) to a white wof strip along the long edges. Press seams to pink.
Trim selvedges from the pink and white strip units. Cut the units into a total of 16 units which are 1 1/2″ wide.

Repeat above step to make 16 yellow and white units. Press to yellow.

Sew the pink/white and yellow/white units into 16 squares which look like this (2 1/2″ squares) and press to pink:

Assemble The Blocks:
Sew a yellow/pink strip unit to opposite sides of a white center square, with yellow strips adjacent to white square.
Press seams to yellow.

Sew a corner square to each end of the remaining yellow/pink strip units, so that pink corner square is adjacent to yellow strip. Press seam to strip unit.

Sew units to remaining sides of block centers, with yellow strip once again adjacent to white center square. Press to yellow. You blocks should measure 12 1/2″ unfinished (12″ finished size.)

Assemble The Table Runner:
Remove selvedges and cut 2 of the white wof strips into (5) 12 1/2″ long strips. Sew these strips in between blocks and on the ends of the table runner (note orientation of strawberry appliques).

Sew remaining 3 white wof strips together so you have one long strip. Cut this long strip into (2) 53″ long strips. Sew to long sides of table runner.
Quilt as desired. Bind with 2 1/2′ wide strips of pink fabric. (To finish this project, I did free-motion stipple quilting around the strawberries, and then the rest was stitched “in-the-ditch.”)

Finished size approximately 14” x 53”.

Click HERE to download a printable PDF of this tutorial plus the applique patterns.

 

21 Comments

  • Rena
    Posted June 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    This is beautiful, a wonderful spring project.

  • Linda Crumpton
    Posted June 6, 2019 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    This is a cute table runner.Thank you so much.

  • Eileen
    Posted June 6, 2019 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely summer project. Thank you for the pattern.

  • Kathy Kauth
    Posted June 6, 2019 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Thank you what a delicious treat!

  • Linette Stewart
    Posted June 6, 2019 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    So cute thank you!!

  • Mary Umholtz
    Posted June 6, 2019 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this cute project. Can’t wait to make it. Looking forward to the block of the month.

  • Posted June 6, 2019 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    This is really nice. Thank you so much!

  • Pam
    Posted June 6, 2019 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Very nice, thank you

  • loraine
    Posted June 7, 2019 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Thank you, this is lovely!

  • Nancy
    Posted June 8, 2019 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Beautiful. Love the life like stem leaves. Thank you.

  • Dusty Huxford
    Posted June 10, 2019 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Love this pattern. So fresh and sweet. Thanks for sharing.

  • Liz
    Posted June 10, 2019 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Ooooooh! It’s a cold winter here in Melbourne, Australia. This is a perfect project to cheer me up!
    I love pink and yellow together but pink and green is my favourite.

  • Susan Mei
    Posted June 10, 2019 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! This is so cute! 🍓

  • Monica Richmond
    Posted June 12, 2019 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    Like you living in NJ, I live in Ohio,it is strawberry season. I could eat these sweeties till I burst too. This table runner could cause me to gain weight lol. Yes I might gain weight from putting this table runner on my table because it will remind me of strawberries, and when I think of those juicy red sweet treats. in my family it means icecream too.
    HAHAHA This is a must make table runner!! Your the best. Thanks a million!

  • Leslye Ann
    Posted June 13, 2019 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    This is beautiful and super cheerful. Arriving to me at the perfect time. How kind of you to create and share this with us. Thank you so much. Have a sweet strawberry day, 🍓

  • Jean Bellavance
    Posted June 13, 2019 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    This is adorable! I can’t wait to make it!

  • Laura
    Posted June 14, 2019 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    Un proyecto muy alegre, me gusta tu modo de plasmar el mundo que te rodea. Hermoso, abrazo desde Argentina💝

  • Linnie Middleton
    Posted June 15, 2019 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    Looking through my stash for fabric. LOL Thanks for the pattern.

  • Susan N
    Posted June 16, 2019 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much! I’m thinking I might make Strawberry Limeade from my leftovers of Cherry Limeade. LOL

  • jill Seely
    Posted June 17, 2019 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    this is so adorable I think I am going to make it for a shower gift

  • Robin L. Davis
    Posted June 17, 2019 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    This is a lovely project for summer.Thank you for your generosity.

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