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Zigzag Table Runner

By: Accuquilt
Zigzag Table Runner

The Zigzag Table Runner from Accuquilt is one of our more simple, modern quilted table runner patterns. With clean lines and geometric sensibility, this pieced table runner highlights bold colored fabrics to accent your dining room decor.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size18 inches wide x 48 inches long

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniquePieced


  • Fabric 1 (pink)—5⁄8 yard
  • Fabric 2 (green)—1 yard (includes binding)
  • Fabric 3 (blue)—5⁄8 yard
  • Backing—1½ yards
  • Batting—22" x 52"
  • Accuquilt die cutting machine
  • Accuquilt Chisels die (#55039)
  • Accuquilt 6" x 12" mat (#55112)
  • Accuquilt Strip Cutter die - 6-1/2" (#55017)
  • Coordinating thread

Zigzag Table Runner


Fabric 1 (pink):

  • Cut 12 pairs of chisels

Fabric 2 (green):

  • Cut 12 pairs of chisels
  • Cut 4—2½" strips across the width of fabric for binding

Fabric 3 (blue):

  • Cut 12 pairs of chisels

Sewing Directions:

  1. Layout chisel shapes for first row.
  2. Pin and sew one chisel to the next chisel, right sides together, along diagonal edge matching squared off tips as shown. This shape is designed to be sewn with an accurate ¼" seam allowance. If the sewn rectangle edges are not even along the long sides, adjust your seam allowance so they are even. Rectangles should measure 3½" x 9½", raw edge to raw edge.

    Zigzag Table Runner
  3. Press seam as sewn by placing the iron on top of seam allowance. Finger press seam allowance to one side and press in place. Try not to distort rectangles as you press.
  4. Pin and sew shapes together to complete row one. Press seam allowances in one direction.
  5. Continue to pin and sew rows of table runner. Press seam allowances of each row in opposite directions.
  6. Pin and sew rows together to complete table runner top.

    Zigzag Table Runner
  7. Press seams in one direction.

Quilting and Finishing:

  1. Layer batting between table runner top and backing.
  2. Pin or baste layers together.
  3. Machine quilt with an all-over design.
  4. Add binding, mitering corners





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