Scrappy Star Table Runner – Lost and Found Christmas

September 12th, 2014

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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

Supplies Needed:

-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)

  Cut 12 strips (of different fabrics) 1 ¾” wide, using the full width of the fabric. Christmas table runner 1

Divide your strips into 3 sets of 4, and arrange them in order to maximize contrast.

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Using ¼” seam allowance, sew the strips together 2 at a time.

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Press the seams flat.  Some people caution against using steam in your iron, but we prefer it for pressing seams.

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Now sew the sets of 2 strips together to make 3 sets of 4 strips.

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Give all three sets a final pressing.

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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.

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You should end up with 12 triangles from each strip combination, and 6 of each directional cut. Christmas table runner 11

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.

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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.

Christmas table runner 13Christmas table runner 14 Note:  These are 2-directional pieces, so cut 2 at a time with wrong sides of fabric together.

Lay the set pieces out with the star pieces.

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The star will be assembled in rows– so much easier that trying to sew all those non-45 degree angles together.

Sew the top and bottom star points to one large set piece first.  Christmas table runner 16

Press and trim the background along the same angle as the star point before sewing it to the other background set piece. Christmas table runner 17 Christmas table runner 18

Sew all pieces together in rows and press seams.

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Finally, sew the rows together and press.

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Finish all three star blocks and square them up with your ruler.  We trimmed them to 1 ¼” past each star point.  Sew all three blocks together.Christmas table runner 21

Quilt and bind according to your preference.  Voila!  Bring on the holidays!

Scrappy Star Table Runner detail

Scrappy Star Table Runner 1

Scrappy Star Table Runner 2

Click on this image to download the free pattern:

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One response to “Scrappy Star Table Runner – Lost and Found Christmas”

  1. Oh my goodness, how pretty is this!? And that fabric is so pretty too. I love the swirly Christmas tree ones especially. Now can you make me one of these, because I am SO not very good at sewing!

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