Are you thinking about making a string quilt table runner? This one is so much fun and has a beautiful look. I think you’ll enjoy this tutorial!
The String Angles Table Runner is made with the Ocean Odyssey collection from Island Batik.
I had a precut packet of 10-inch squares that I used for my paper piecing blocks.
I decided to just use the blue, teal and wine colors, I’ll use the rest of the colors for another project.
October was the month we were to share a paper pieced project as an Island Batik ambassador…..I had this done but wanted to share a tutorial so it is a couple of days late. October seemed to fly by!
My quilt project is actually more of a string piecing project instead of a paper pieced project but……there is paper behind my blocks so I’m going with this table runner project!
String Angles Table Runner Tutorial
16″ x 34″
Our telephone books get smaller and smaller every year, I wonder how much longer they will be printed. That is what I used for my blocks.
- Cut the paper into 7-inch squares.
- Cut the batiks into 1½” x 10″ strips.
- Place the first one in the center of the paper and then place another one on top and stitch the seam.
- The seam allowance is a scant ¼”.
- Use a shorter than normal stitch length so it is easy to rip out after you are done.
- Continue adding strips on each side until you have completely covered the square.
Here is the front of your block before trimming.
It is always fun to take a look at the back of the block when it is all finished.
Trim your block and then carefully tear away the paper backing. Try not to pull or stretch the block as you are doing this.
I originally made six string pieced batik blocks that were 7-inches square.
Cut the blocks into half diagonally.
You will have a total of twelve half square triangles
Cut six 7-inch blocks from your background fabric. Then cut each of them diagonally to give you twelve half square triangles from the background fabric.
Sew these together with a ¼” seam allowance, press toward the dark fabric.
Here are the blocks ready to be sewn together for the String Angles table runner.
This is what the table runner would look like if all of the blocks were used.
When I placed the table runner on my coffee table it was too long so I removed two blocks and made it shorter.
If you use all 12 blocks and also add the 2½” border, your table runner will be 16″ x 40″.
Choose a matching batik for your border and cut 2½” strips to add all around.
Quilt as desired, I am using my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine to do the free motion quilting on my String Angled table runner.
What do you think? I really like the way it looks on my coffee table.
Other posts you should check out!
- String Summer Table Runner tutorial
- Orange String Flower tutorial
- Pinky String Mug Rug
- Petunia Strings tutorial