Bargello Style Halloween Table Runner

Bargello style quilted Halloween Table Runner. Great idea to try out bargello patterns.

Just in case you missed this, last year I took part in a Halloween sewing blog tour and made this Bargello style reversible table runner.  Well, that was a year ago and no doubt there's a lot of new readers here now so here it is in full again.

You know how one thing on Pinterest leads to another sometimes.  Well, I stumbled across this board on Bargello Quilts and was fascinated.  One link led to another and before you know it husband was home and no dinner was ready.  Although I'm by no means a quilter, I wanted to just give this a very basic try so when my Halloween Jelly Roll arrived from Etsy, I knew what it was destined to become.

Making the Bargello Halloween Table Runner

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My strips

I sewed together 7 x 2.5-inch strips to make a final width of 14 inches.  The strips from the jelly roll are the width of fabric – so 44 inches long.

Bargello style quilted Halloween Table Runner. Great idea to try out bargello patterns.

These are the pieces I used, transitioning from light through to dark, and then light again. I've also seen some stunning examples with a more abrupt color change as well, so you could even try moving from light to dark and then immediately back to light again for a completely different look

The strips I cut were:

  • 2 inches
  • 1.75
  • 1.5
  • 1.25
  • 1.5
  • 1.75
  • 2
  • 1.75
  • 1.5
  • 1.25
  • 1
  • 1.25
  • 1.5
  • 1.75
  • 2
  • and I repeated this pattern until all the width was cut.

Bargello style quilted Halloween Table Runner. Great idea to try out bargello patterns.

How you assemble the strips is up to you, but you should decide which is going to be Piece One, and move that block one position up and down through the pattern as you go.  Remember that Piece One can also run off the edge at one side and come back on at the other side too.

Add a plain fabric in a Halloween color for the reverse and quilt with some simple spider webs, a plain binding and you are done!

Bargello style quilted Halloween Table Runner. Great idea to try out bargello patterns.

I had lots of Halloween fabric leftover and so I went on to make some matching table mats with a spooky silhouette on the back.  You can find the details for these HERE.

Scrappy Halloween Table Mats

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7 Responses to Bargello Style Halloween Table Runner

  1. lucia says:

    Very good Thanks for all

  2. Kathlyn by bestsewingmachines&fabrics says:

    Great idea, thnx so much! These spider webs won my heart! Although this year’s Halloween won’t be quite the same, these are great Table Runners.

  3. Cynthia says:

    I love your site and of course the tutorials. They are so awesome and very helpful. Thank you again!

  4. Cynthia says:

    I made this table runner in patriotic fabrics for the 4th of July. I really like how it turned out. I have never tried a bargello style pattern,and this was a perfect pattern to try. I think I’m hooked. Thank you so much for the tutorial and the instructions!

  5. That is amazing Deby, don’t know how you find the time!

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