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Christmas Spin Table Runners



I do believe that it is never too early to start sewing for Christmas and today I have a Tutorial for my

“Christmas Spin Table Runners”


Basic Instructions

  1. Please read all instructions before you begin.
  2. All seams as ¼” unless stated otherwise.
  3. RST meant Right Sides Together
  4. Binding – cut strips 2” wide, stitch together end to end. Press in half lengthways and attach as per your preferred method.


Cutting instructions


To make one pinwheel block you need:-

4 x 3” square blocks in colour one

4 x 3” square blocks in colour two

Cut the required number of sets for the table runner you are making

For the Square Runner – You need to make 12 Pinwheel Blocks

For the Rectangle Runner –  You need to make 14 Pinwheel blocks


In addition to the above  you need the following to complete the tops:-

Square Table Topper                           Rectangle Table Runner

1 x 10.5” square fabric for centre               1 – 20.5” x 5.5” fabric for centre

90” of 2” wide binding                                 100” of 2” wide binding



Assembling the Pinwheel Blocks         



Decide which colour you want as the centre of your pinwheel.

here, the pink  will be the background, while the green will form the pinwheel.







1.  Fold in half wrong sides together as pictured. NO need to iron.


2.  Fold one point over and pin.


3. Pin to your background fabric


4. Repeat for all four and layout as pictured to form your pinwheel


5.  Sew the top two and bottom two together as pictured here.

(So sorry if this picture is showing sideways. It keeps loading this way)


step6 Pin top and bottom together and sew, nesting your centre seam.

It will be a little bulky in the centre because we have so many layers all coming together, so just sew slowly with your Bernina.

Press your centre seam open to help even out the bulk.


Repeat this process for your desired number of blocks.


Lay your pinwheels out in a pleasing manner around your centre until you are happy with how they look.

Putting together the square topper

  1. Sew the two side blocks on each side of the centre square together.step 1
2. Then sew these to your centre square.step 2
3. Sew the top 4 blocks together.

step 3



4. Then pin and attach to your centre panel.step 4


5. Repeat for the bottom 4 squares

step 5



Congratulations you now have the top of your Square Table Topper.

Press, Sandwich and quilt your table topper as desired and attach your binding.


Putting together the rectangle runner.

rect step 1 Sew your two side blocks to the main rectangle
rect step 2 Sew the top six blocks together
rect step 3 Then pin and attach to the main body
rect step 4 Repeat the process for the bottom blocks.

Press, Sandwich and quilt your table topper as desired and attach your binding.


Enjoy, Sharon from Lilabelle Lane Creations



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  • Linda Edmonds

    I will be making these pinwheel blocks with the 40 year old Bernina machine I inherited from my Mother. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

  • Barbara Gilbert

    Although adorable for Christmas, I am thinking ahead for spring and summer pinwheels for a table I haven’t even bought yet for the new home I will soon move into!  I think pinwheel place mats would be really fun to make and maybe a couple could be special birthday place mats for my youngest grandkids.  I love the playfulness these pinwheels invoke.


  • Michele Cais

    Not just for Christmas or table toppers. Great idea for specially quilt 😉

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