All-American BBQ Table Runner

May 21, 2020By Brother SewsProjects, Sewing 15 Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

Get ready for the unofficial-official opening of summer with an All-American BBQ Table Runner!

Materials Needed

  • Precut 2.5-inch quilting fabrics
  • Brother Sewing Machine: Pacesetter
  • Brother thread
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Iron


Tip: Iron each quilt block to align better.

Step 1: Measure the table and the area you’d like to cover.

Step 2: Choose the fabric combination and design the pattern.

Step 3: Sew the first pattern group in segments of five.

Step 4: Sew together your blocks of five to complete your table runner.

Step 5: Iron your table runner flat, paying careful attention to press the seams and corners hard.

Now you’ve created a BBQ table runner!


  • What a perfect touch for when we finally get together for Independence Day. So festive, so patriotic, and so much fun to make. I love it!

  • Incomplete instructions. You could at least give an idea of how long to cut the strips from the jelly roll

    • if you look at the third picture with the strips sewn together the one piece measures 7 inches, so it appears like they are 7 inches by 2 1/2 inches. that is what it appears.

    • usually jelly rolls fabrics are 2.5″ x 42″. Just eye-balling the picture, the strips are about 3.5 times as long as they are wide. so 3.5 x 2.5″ = roughly 8.75″ long strips. I would cut 2.5″ x 8.5″ strips & use a .25″ quilting seam to connect. 6 strips per block x 6 blocks. overall approx 12.5″ x 48.5″. they used pinking shears to cut & didn’t finish the edges

  • Certainly is fun but I would stagger the blocks so you don’t have to match seams and give it more visual interest.

  • Oh this gives me ideas for my vacation home rental. I have a dresser and this gave me an idea to make one for each season and holidays to change out.

  • The instructions : cut the length of the fabrics into groups according size of the table you like to cover. Anyway the width is 2.5 inches, add as much strips of fabrics you desire. Love the idea

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