Appliqué Circle Table Runner

This appliqué circle table runner tutorial is a great way to learn a new appliqué technique.  Appliqué is the process of applying fabric shapes to a base layer of fabric  There are so many different ways of appliquéing that it’s a matter of experimenting and finding your favourite.

Applique circle table runner

Circles can be a little tricky with many appliqué methods but this appliqué circle table runner tutorial will teach you a method that gives you perfect circles.  The circles are fusible (they will stick down with the heat of an iron) but are still pliable and ‘puffy’ – unlike traditional fusible web, which can make things a little stiff.

Once you have your circles made and applied, you can then machine appliqué them down with your favourite stitch (a blanket stitch, zig-zag or blind hem stitch work well) or hand appliqué them using whip stitch, blanket stitch or ladder stitch if that’s your cup of tea.

Krista, from Poppyprint, writes a good tutorial with plenty of explanatory photographs, so you’ll find this technique easy to learn and the tutorial easy to follow.

Here’s a link to the tutorial:

Thanks to Poppyprint



Charlotte has been quilting for more than 10 years, making both traditional quilts and art quilts and loving both processes. She teaches and writes about quilting to help introduce more people to this awesome craft. She lives in Northland on a boat with her husband, two children, a dog, a cat and two sewing machines – fabric and stitch are her escape! You can also find Charlotte's writings on her blog The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady

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