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How to sew a Christmas raggedy quilted table runner.

This Christmas rag quilt table runner is truly a simple gift (to make for your friends)! Forest green and cranberry colors look lovely with its frayed, rustic edges. The runner fits well in country-themed kitchens and adds that festive je ne sais quoi.

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How to Make a Christmas Raggedy Quilted Table Runner
 
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scraps or fat quarters of red, cream, and green homespun fabrics, Christmas cotton fabric , and Christmas flannel fabric rag best
quilt batting (warm & natural is our favorite)
basic sewing supplies
 

 

 
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learn to sew a raggedy table runner Please read through all the directions first before you begin.

Gather plenty of different cranberry and Christmas green homespun fabrics.  (I use homespun and calico fabrics, but homespun fabric "rags" the best.)

Free DIY tutorial on how to sew a Christmas raggedy quilt table runner. Cut twelve 6" squares of quilt batting, twelve 8" squares of green fabric, and twelve 8" squares of cranberry fabric.
Free DIY tutorial on how to sew a Christmas raggedy quilt table runner. Sandwich one quilt batting square in between two red squares with pretty sides out.
Free DIY tutorial on how to sew a Christmas raggedy quilt table runner. Place two pins in the middle of the square.

Do this to all sets of squares. You should have twelve sets of squares pinned at this point.

Free DIY tutorial on how to sew a Christmas raggedy quilt table runner. Now you are going to stitch an "X" on each square through all three layers.  (Unlike most other quilts where the quilt top is sewn first and then the three layers are quilted to form a quilt, raggedy quilts are quilted as they are being made.)

To sew an "X" through the three layers, straight stitch each square of 3 layers caddy-corner as shown in this photo. Do not back tack at the corners when you start and finish.

Do this to all of your 12 squares.

Free DIY tutorial on how to sew a Christmas raggedy quilt table runner. Once you have one caddy-corner line sewn on each square, stitch the other side from one corner to the other.  This forms an "X" as shown in the photo.  Do this to all 12 sets of squares.
Free DIY tutorial on how to sew a Christmas raggedy quilt table runner. Arrange the squares the way you would like them to look on your table runner.
Learn how to sew a raggedy quilt table runner. We are going to sew one row together first, then the other.

Start with the top row.  Pin the first two squares together on the side seam as shown. Stitch down the side using a 1" seam allowance. Continue this process until you have sewn all 6 together for your top row.

Free DIY tutorial on how to sew a Christmas raggedy quilt table runner. Stitch the bottom row in the same manner.  This is what your two sewn rows should look like when done.
Free DIY tutorial on how to sew a Christmas raggedy quilt table runner. To sew the two rows together pin them pretty sides together matching seams.  Sew down the long seam with a 1" seam allowance.
Free DIY tutorial on how to sew a Christmas raggedy quilt table runner. This is what your runner should look like when the two rows are sewn together. 

Stitch a 1" seam allowance around the whole outside of the runner.  This helps hold it in while you cut slits and wash and dry the runner.

Learn to sew a raggedy quilt table runner. To get the "ragged" look cut slits in seam allowances.

Begin cutting slits on EVERY seam allowance. 

Lots and Lots of cutting...

Just keep cutting those slits...

Yes, I know...more cutting...

The smaller the slits, the more "raggedy" your table runner will look!!!

Free step by step directions How to Make a Christmas Raggedy Quilted Table Runner Once all the slits are cut, wash your raggedy table runner in COLD/COLD, and then dry it in the dryer. Shake it out!!!

Your country Christmas Raggedy Quilted Runner is finished.

If you want it more "ragged" wash and dry it again.

 

 
 

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