Apple Core Table Runner

Apple Core Table Runner

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Simplicity by Wrights
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Additional Information



  • Simplicity by Wrights Bias Tape Maker
  • Template plastic and marker
  • Sixty 5" quilt fabric squares
  • 19"x34" piece of quilt batting
  • 1 yd 45"-wide quilt fabric (cut in half, width wise) for backing and bias
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine


(RST = right sides together) Press all seams toward inner curves

  1. Make copy of apple core shape, trace onto and cut from plastic. Cut out 60 apple core shapes. Cut 1/8" clips at inner curve.
  2. Place 2 apple core shapes, RST with the inner curve at the top.
  3. Pin and stitch scant 1/4" seam easing the 2 edges together, do not back stitch.
  4. Stitch 6 cores to form a row. Make 10 rows, alternating the position of the first core shape between horizontal and vertical.
  5. Place one row on top of another, RST. Pin together first where concave piece is on top. Sew only those edges first (stitching every other apple core).
  6. Flip over and repeat, stitching unsewn edges, overlapping previous stitching by 3 or 4 stitches.
  7. Assemble layers, quilt as desired. Baste at edge of runner. Trim back and batting.
  8. Follow Simplicity Bias Tape Maker instructions with remainder of backing fabric to make 114" of tape. Fold tape in half lengthwise, finger press center fold. Place raw edge of runner between bias tape. Pin. Stitch to runner with wide zigzag stitch. Fold under last 1/2" of tape and sew over the beginning point.
  9. Corners: Sew to edge, remove from machine. Mitre fold tape around corner, place under presser foot and continue to sew, backtack.