Easy One-Fabric Runner Quilt Tutorial For Beginners

Easy One-Fabric Runner Quilt Tutorial For Beginners | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Jordan Fabrics via YouTube


If you’re new to quilting and looking for an easy introductory project idea for your first quilt, then this wonder runner by Jordan Fabrics on YouTube is perfect for you! It uses only one fabric and the step-by-step instructions are super easy to follow, so don’t worry about failing because you can surely finish this quilt successfully on the first try. If you want to give this lovely project a try, then read the instructions down below, and watch the video tutorial as well. Enjoy quilting!



  • Variegated fabric
  • Backing fabric
  • Batting fabric
  • Binding fabric
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and a cutting mat
  • Fabric pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Iron, for pressing
  • Sewing machine


Step 1

Give your variegated or main fabric a nice press before your start with your project, then cut them in half along the fold to separate the light fabric from the dark fabric, and lay them together with their right sides facing. Trim off and straighten the edges if needed, then cut out 5 strips at 4 inches along the short side, and then cut those strips into squares at 4 inches. Make sure that as you cut the squares, the fabrics are still nicely stacked together, then draw a line down the center of the squares diagonally from corner to corner, and sew down each side of the line with a ¼ inch seam allowance.

Easy Quilt Tutorial For Beginners
Image credit: Jordan Fabrics via YouTube


Step 2

Once done sewing down each side, cut them through in half and along the lines in the middle of the stitching lines, then press them open and the seams toward the darker fabric, and trim off the bit that is sticking out the center seam. Assemble the half-square triangles as shown in the video until your diamond pattern starts coming together, then sew them together in sections until you’ve pieced all of the half-square triangles together, and give them a nice press. Add the backing, batting, binding, and quilt this however you want, or topstitch along the existing stitches.

How To Quilt For Beginners
Image credit: Jordan Fabrics via YouTube


*These amazing images are all credited to Jordan Fabrics via YouTube. Check her other content and follow for more!

Easy One-Fabric Runner Quilt Tutorial For Beginners

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