Nothing sets the mood for the holidays quite like home decor. We love the scrappy look in quilts, so we thought we’d give it a festive twist and line a table runner with some gorgeous scrappy stars. This is one of those fun “looks-harder-than-it-was” projects that is sure to impress all of your holiday guests.
Scrappy Star Table Runner
by Diane and Audrey of The Cloth Parcel
-1 yd. Red Santa
-3/4 yd. Black Snowflake
-1/3 yd. Red Snowflake
-1/4 yd. (not fat quarters) each of Black Main, Red Main, Black Damask, Red Damask, Green Damask, Black Santa, Green Santa, Red Santa, Black Trees, Cream Trees, Green Trees, and Red Snowflake
-Scrappy Star Table Runner Pattern Pieces (pattern pieces 1-3 – free download below)
Divide your strips into 3 sets of 4, and arrange them in order to maximize contrast.
Using ¼” seam allowance, sew the strips together 2 at a time.
Press the seams flat. Some people caution against using steam in your iron, but we prefer it for pressing seams.
Now sew the sets of 2 strips together to make 3 sets of 4 strips.
Give all three sets a final pressing.
Using the angle marking on your ruler, cut each strip into 60 degree triangles. You can double check this cut with the diamond template to assure the size is correct.
Lay them out to form a 6 pointed star and arrange them however it looks best. We used the same repeat in all three directions. Don’t sew the triangles together yet in the traditional way– they will be assembled later by rows.
From the background fabric, cut out the set pieces according to the pattern template. You will need 12 of the large and 12 of the small pieces for all three stars.
Lay the set pieces out with the star pieces.
The star will be assembled in rows– so much easier that trying to sew all those non-45 degree angles together.
Sew all pieces together in rows and press seams.
Finally, sew the rows together and press.
Quilt and bind according to your preference. Voila! Bring on the holidays!
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