Ribbon Play Twirls Of Ribbon For The Prettiest Table Runner

Ribbon Twirls Between Colorful Blocks.

If you’re wanting something just a little different in the way of a table runner, get ready to have some fun stitching up these twirling ribbons. Clever placement of dark and light prints create a soft spiral ribbon play with pretty ‘Little Ruby’ quilts blocks in between.


The more I look at this gorgous table runner, the more it grabs my heart. The design is refreshing and shows off the prettiest prints. Ribbon Play is a generously sized runner at 50 1/2″ by 18 1/2″, an extra length runner for your kitchen table. Construct the ribbon by using a “double half square triangle” which keeps the ribbon in one line.

Ribbon Play table runner extra length Bonnie and Camille Little Ruby

The design requires 6 fat quarters, and for the feature image, the designer Taunja Kelvington of Carried Away Quilting, used this stunning Bonnie & Camille’s “Little Ruby” line for Moda, which provided the right tones to create the illusion of the twirl. The spiral effect happens when using one light print, and then one darker print of the same tone to create dimensional ‘movement’. Taunja suggests:

When looking for your ribbon fabric, you just need to select two fat quarters that are the same color tone, with one being a few shades darker or deeper than the other.

table runner Little Ruby Bonnie and CamilleThere will be enough fabric for a scrappy binding to complete the project. This fun design would be great in any fabric of your choice, and provides unlimited creativity. The runner would make a scene stealer as a wall hanging emphasizing the ribbon twist

Ribbon Play table runner Carried Away Quilting


Bonnie and Camille fabric Little Ruby

Taunja stitched up Ribbon Play using ‘Strawberry Fields Revisited’ by Fig Tree Quilts and Company. A mix of red and green make a nice holiday runner, and without being too Christmassy, could be used long after the holiday ends.

Table runner red and green fabric

Christmas table runner Fig Tree fabric



Fig Tree fabric Strawberry fields revisited


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