Table Runner Instructions - Remainder Showers


Quilting Contessa gives you step by step instructions to make a pretty table runner called Remainder Showers.

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Table Runner Instructions - Remainder Showers

Remainder Showers

A free Jelly-Roll Runner project to do for fun.

15" x 21"

Table Runner Instructions - Remainder Showers



  • 4 blue (rain) 2.5" x WOF
  • 4 yellow (sun) 2.5" x WOF
  • Binding: (2) 2.5" x WOF
  • Batting and Backing: 17" x 23"
  • Blue Quilting thread


Bias Join:

Right sides together, match strip ends perpendicularly.

Draw diagonal line on end of top strip: top left to lower right.

TIP: Don’t align strips on the right side. Only align the top edge. Letting the lower strip peek-out creates an inside corner point for ending diagonal marking.



Stitch on the line. Trim corner to 1/4" stitching.

Press toward the top (yellow) strip.



Trim strips to 15" with join in the lower third. Repeat the piecing process with remaining scraps until you have 12 blue/yellow strips.


Randomly join strips in sets of 4. Press left.

Cut 2nd and 3rd strips of set in half lengthwise.



Results: (6) 3" strips and (3) 2" sets



Shuffle strip sets and recombine. Continue pressing in the same direction.


Layer and baste with batting and backing.

Quilt {Contessa finished by random ditch quilting with walking foot, traveling along bias joins to change paths and extending the bias line across several strips.}



Square-Up runner edges.

Finish with binding. LOL that’s right, one more bias join. 😉


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The fabric on the back of a Quilt Sandwich (Top, Batting and Backing).

Same As: Lining
The layer in the middle of a quilt sandwich between the Top and Backing layers consisting of wool, polyester, blends, silk, or cotton.

Same As: Stuffing, Filling, Wadding, Filler
The direction of a piece of woven fabric, usually referred to simply as "the bias" or "the cross-grain", is at 45 degrees to its warp and weft threads. Every piece of woven fabric has two biases, perpendicular to each other. Non-woven fabrics such as felt or interfacing do not have a bias.

Same As: Cross-grain
Binding is used as both a noun and a verb. As a noun it is the fabric that's used to cover the raw edges of the quilt sandwich after it's quilted. This edging fabric is referred to as the Binding (noun). As a verb it is the process of putting on this fabric, and it referred to as Binding a Quilt.
The process of assembling quilt blocks from pieces of fabric sewn along their edges to form a whole.

See Also: English Paper Piecing, Assembly Piecing, Machine Piecing, Chain Piecing, Paper Piecing, Hand Piecing
Method of using an iron to press seams and blocks. This means simply pressing downwards on the seam with the iron from above and not moving the iron back and forth which can distort the block or seam.
Picking a hot iron up off your fabric or quilt top and then putting it down in another place to remove the wrinkles. When you press your fabric, you do not slide the hot iron.

See Also: Ironing
A construction technique in which long, narrow pieces of cloth are joined lengthwise, sometimes with long rows of quilt blocks, to form a quilt top. The term "strip" can be used to describe the long pieces of fabric between blocks (see Sashing) or to describe the small, narrow remnants used in string patchwork.

See Also: Sashing
Walking Foot
A special foot which can be attached to a sewing machine which helps to feed the top layer of a quilt fabric sandwich evenly with the feed dogs feeding the bottom fabric.
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