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Looking for a last minute quilt project for Halloween? This little Ohio Star table runner in fiery orange batiks takes no time at all to make!
It is always fun to dig into my stash of Island Batik fabrics for a quilt project. I think the border fabric was used in one of my very first quilts for Island Batik. I have a tendency to “hoard” every little piece of their beautiful batiks.
I just finished up a Ohio Star Table Runner in bright fiery orange batiks that will be perfect for Halloween.
The Ohio Star blocks finish at just 6 inches so this is a fairly small table runner with a piano key border very similar to my River Espresso Ohio Star wall hanging which used a 12 inch block.
Ohio Star Table Runner in Fiery Orange Tutorial
10″ x 26″
Purchase an ad-free printable version of the Fiery Orange Ohio Star Table Runner here.
Use a ¼” seam allowance for all of your piecing.
- Orange print for blocks, binding and backing – ½ yard
- Cream – fat quarter
- Yellow – fat quarter
- Dark Orange/Red – fat quarter
- Oranges, yellows – miscellaneous scraps for border
Blocks: Make 3
- 12 – 2½” cream squares (4 per block)
- 3 – 2½” orange print square (1 per block)
- 6 – 3¼” red orange squares (2 per block)
- 3 – 3¼” cream square (1 per block)
- 3 – 3¼” yellow square (1 per block)
The 3¼” squares will be used to make the Quarter Square Triangle blocks. Cut each one diagonally as shown below.
Note: AccuQuilt has a 2″ finished QST die that is perfect for this size Ohio Star block.
Use the following diagram to layout the pieces for each quarter square triangle (QST). Sew them together.
Blocks will measure 2½” square
I like to trim up my blocks with a ruler before using them to complete my Ohio Star block. Make 4 for each block.
Piece each block together in rows. You will have 3 rows of 3 blocks for a nine patch block.
Finished blocks – Make 3
Sashing – Piano Keys
Cut a total of 64 – 1½” x 2½” rectangles for the sashing and border
- The sashing is a simple Piano Keys made with 1½” x 2½” rectangles using various yellows and oranges
- Sew 6 – 1½” x 2½” rectangles together – this should measure 2½” x 6½”. Make 2 of these.
Adding the border:
Make an additional 8 sets of the 1½” x 2½” sections each made of 6 rectangles.
Sew the sashing strips between the Ohio Star blocks. Below is a layout similar to the River Espresso wall hanging. If you like this look, you would add 2½” squares in between the sashing strips. I decided to add 2 more of the 1½” x 2½” pieces between each section,
Layout your pieces and sew together. I found it easiest to add 2 of the 1½” x 2½” pieces to the short side of the table runner first.
- Next sew the sections together on the long sides. Be very careful to keep your seam allowance at ¼”
- Sew the long sides to the block section first
- Add the side borders
Finish Your Ohio Star Table Runner
Sandwich your table runner with the backing and batting and quilt as desired. I chose to do a simple meandering free motion quilting.
See the snow on the ground! We actually had snow yesterday – in October! Unheard of, it melted by the afternoon but it sounds like we should be getting more. It will also be the coldest Halloween on record here in Iowa.
All my quilting was done on my 15-91 vintage Singer, even the binding is done by machine using my simple machine binding tutorial.
Cut your binding fabric into 2½” strips and then join the strips together. Fold the binding in half lengthwise and press with the wrong sides together.
I am always in a hurry to get to the next quilt project so sewing my binding on by machine is what I always do.
Purchase an ad-free printable version of the Fiery Orange Ohio Star Table Runner here!