A Red Table Runner for Max

My son Max moved into a new apartment this last July. Now that his apartment is decorated, furnished and he has a good idea of what his needs are, he asked me to make him a new table runner for his dining area. He didn't have requests in terms of design, but asked for red and white and provided very specific measurements.

I scrolled through Pinterest for some ideas and found a pattern which I thought would be perfect: the Log Cottage runner pattern by Fresh Dew Drops. I already had Kona White and the perfect fat quarter for the accent, which is black, so I searched through my stash for red fabrics. I found a few that would work along with fabric that would be perfect for the backing.

I managed to make this in just a couple of evenings and I'm super pleased with the results! I kept the quilting really simple with wavy lines. I used Kona Cardinal for the binding.

Max picked up his new runner earlier this month and I'm happy to report that he loves it!

The details:
  • Pattern: Log Cottage Runner by Fresh Dew Drops
  • Size: 12" x 96" 
  • Fabrics: Kona White, Kona Cardinal and various fat quarters from my stash 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 (Dove) in 50 wt


  1. That's a great runner. Red is always a good choice. I hope he enjoys the new apartment.

  2. How lovely to have such a specific request and measurements!!! I'm glad he loves it and I hope he's settling in well to the apartment.

  3. What a nice runner. I LOVE when our kids love (and want!) what we make!


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