Teaming up with other ThermOweb designers for the Food For Thought Quilt Block Sew Along has been so much fun!

Food For Thought Quilt Block

Each sugary quilt block has been exciting to make and now it’s time to put them all together into a sweet decor project.  Carla here from Creatin’ in the Sticks and I’m excited to show off my new table runner.  Add coffee cup quilt blocks to make the perfect after dinner dessert bar table runner.

Sugar and Joe Table Runner

By Carla Henton at Creatin’ in the Sticks

Finished size:  50″ x 20″


4 – quilt blocks from the Thermoweb Food For Thought Block series

The pattern for Coffee Cup Handle – Click HERE

HeatnBond Lite Fusible Adhesive

SpraynBond® Basting Adhesive Spray

Aurifil 50 wt. thread (#2024 and #1128)

Michael Miller Fabrics’ Hash Dot collection – 6 fat quarters of assorted colors

Backing fabric – 52″ x 22″

Binding fabric (2 fat quarters or 4 strips of 2 1/2″ x width of fabric)

Iron (I love my Oliso), Sewing machine, Sharp scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler, cotton batting – 52″ x 22″, marking pen, and other basic sewing supplies.

Sugar and Joe Table Runner Instructions:

Step 1:  Make the coffee cup quilt blocks.

To make 1 coffee cup quilt block, cut:

from purple fabric,

1 – 1″ x 5 1/2″

2 – 1 1/4″ x 3″

1 – 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

2 – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″

from blue fabric,

1 – 3″ x 4″

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each 1 1/4″ square and place in the corners of the blue rectangle as shown above.  Stitch on the drawn line and trim the outside corner 1/4″ from stitching.

Press the corners and place the pieces as shown below.

Stitch the center pieces together with 1/4″ seams and then stitch the outside pieces to the center.

The next step is to trace the coffee cup handle onto the paper side of HeatnBond Lite.

Following the package instructions, bond the handle to the wrong side of the blue fabric and cut the handle on the drawn line.  Next, bond the handle to the quilt block as shown in the picture.  Stitch around the handle with matching Aurifil thread.

Make a total of 4 coffee cup quilt blocks.

Step 2:  Make quilt runner borders

Cut 80 3″ x 3″ squares from the remaining 4 fat quarters.  20 squares from each color.

Lay 4 squares of each color and stitch them together with 1/4″ seams.

Stitch 20 sets of 4 squares, then stitch 2 sets of 8 blocks to form the upper and lower borders rotating every other 4 patch quilt block as shown in the pictures.

Next stitch 2 sets of 2 blocks to form the side borders and stitch the coffee cup blocks to the top and bottom of the borders.

Step 3:  Assemble the quilt runner top

Begin the assembly by first stitching the 4 Food For Thought quilt blocks together with 1/4″ seams.

Next, pin and sew the top and bottom borders to the quilt blocks with right sides together and matching all seams.

Finally, pin and stitch the side borders with the coffee cup quilt blocks to the runner with right sides together and matching seams.  Press the seams.

Step 4:  Baste the table runner

Baste the wrong side of the backing fabric to the batting with SpraynBond® basting adhesive following the instructions on the can.  Smooth out the backing fabric by moving a hand across it.  Next, baste the quilt top right side up to the batting.  Place the quilt top on the batting, fold one side over and spray the back.  Fold the top back in place and smooth.  Repeat this step with the other side of the quilt top.

Step 5:  Finish the table runner

Finally, quilt the table runner as desired with Aurifil 50 wt. thread (#2024) and apply the binding with a preferred method.

Dessert is just better with a cup of joe.



2 Comments on Sugar and Joe Table Runner with HeatnBond – Food For Thought Sew-Along

  1. Pat
    May 28, 2019 at 11:10 am (5 years ago)

    I really like this table runner you have designed with these blocks with the white background and scrappy checked border. Thanks, Carla, for sharing your creativity … 🙂 Pat

  2. Susan
    May 29, 2019 at 4:24 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks for another great idea. You have so many. =) The blocks look great like this.