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Valentine’s Day table runner

I LOVE my new Valentine’s Day table runner! I used my Vintage Heart Quilt block tutorial to make this project and it adds just the right amount of sweetness to my home décor. I use table runners to decorate for every season and holiday.

This Valentine's Day Table Runner is so sweet and fun to make!  I used my free Vintage Heart Quilt block tutorial to make the blocks for this one.

Valentine’s Day table runner details

Valentine's Day Table Runner made with four blocks using my Vintage Heart Quilt Block Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

Each block measures 12″ square (finished). I added a 1 1/2″ border (finished) and this made the final size 15″ x 51″. It’s a nice size for rectangular dining tables, but you could also use it on a coffee table or as a bed runner.

Quilting details of this Valentine's Day Table Runner by Julie @ The Crafty Quilter.

I love the variety of pinks, reds and taupe colors which give it a vintage vibe. The fabric came from my stash. I used a combination of Sugarberry and The Flower Farm by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda Fabrics for most of it. Charm packs work great for this project!

I marked the quilting designs for the blocks with a blue water soluble pen and I used two different stencils that had a heart motif incorporated into them. I quilted a simple grid in the middle of the 9-patches and in the border. I did the straight lines first with a walking foot and then switched to free motion quilting for the rest.

Quilting details of this Valentine's Day Table Runner by Julie @ The Crafty Quilter.
Quilting details of this Valentine's Day Table Runner by Julie @ The Crafty Quilter.  I used my Vintage Heart quilt block tutorial for this adorable table runner.

The hearts were hand appliqued which gives them a little dimension. I think it would look great with fused applique hearts as well, but I like to do hand applique when I have the time. You’ll notice the red fabric in a few of the hearts bled a little when I sprayed them with water (to remove the quilting marks). I still haven’t addressed this issue, but I can either wash the entire table runner with Shout Color Catchers to trap the excess dyes, or use another remedy that I’ve had success with found here.

And then there’s the binding! I have to say that this striped binding is the perfect finish for this Valentine’s Day table runner. It’s Pink Candy Wraps from the All My Heart fabric collection from Riley Blake Designs. I just love it so much!

The perfect binding for this Valentine's Day Table Runner

I added the binding completely by machine, front and back. This is my go-to method for projects that are going to be washed frequently. But truth be told, I use this method because I’m always in a hurry to get it done! Check out my best tips for all-machine binding and you’ll see why.

All of the details for this Valentine's Day Table Runner can be found @ The Crafty Quilter.

This Valentine’s Day Table Runner is the latest addition to my collection of heart quilts. I can’t seem to get enough! I’ll have to show you all of them in a future blog post. I hope you are inspired to make your own!

Valentine's Day Table Runner made with four blocks using my Vintage Heart Quilt Block Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

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  1. I absolutely love this table runner!! The fabric combination and the quilting are both amazing! Thank you so much for the block pattern – I’m looking forward to using it .

  2. The striped binding is the icing on the cake! I too love using runners as a seasonal/holiday decorating piece.

  3. Your runner is absolutely beautiful! I am drawn to the fabrics you selected, and the motifs for decorative quilting are perfect. Thanks for sharing your design!

  4. Love, love, love these! I will be adding to my collection. Thank you for the info on the bleeding of fabrics. Happy Valentines!

  5. You do such beautiful work Julie. I would have never thought to put Taupe with reds and pink. Your ability to know how to quilt things is always amazing. So glad you share your talents. Very pretty runner. It just makes you happy when you look at it… :-))

  6. Hi, Julie,
    Loving your Valentines Day table runner. Thanks for sharing. I am wondering about your quilting stencils. Where can I find them to purchase. I have started quilting my own small projects and mainly have use straight stitching with my walking foot, but would love to do some free style if I could find some good stencils. And what kind of blue marker would you recommend for temporarily marking the patterns?? Thanks for all your ideas!

    1. Hi Kim,
      I get most of my stencils from The Stencil Company. The triangular one is the 3 1/2″ size, part number HW-79, and you can find it here: https://www.quiltingstencils.com/Heart-to-Heart-35_p_810.html
      The other stencils came from a different company which is no longer in business, but you’ll find some nice alternatives at The Stencil Company. Just look for a 5″ size.
      My favorite marking pens are the Adger Water Erasable Pens.

  7. Julie,
    Your table runner is absolutely beautiful and I love the quilting you did. I am working on a project using the Sugarberry line and I am hoping I have enough left over to make this table runner. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

  8. Julie, your Valentine’s table runner is so beautiful. I love the way you quilted it and that striped border is perfect. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations and for the inspiration to quilt!

  9. I love everything about this quilt! Hearts are always in fashion, fabrics are yummy, quilting is beautifully stitched, great machine binding. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ PS thanks for sharing

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