I created this half square triangle pinwheel table runner using the leftovers from my Tassel quilt but this could easily be made with fabrics you have in your stash.
One of the easiest quilt blocks to make is the half square triangle and you’ll see it used in many ways in quilt patterns.
HST Pinwheel Table Runner tutorial
16″ x 24″
- ⅜ yard of two different fabrics
- ¼ yard for the binding
- ⅝ yard for the backing
Many of you have told me that you have an AccuQuilt GO! cutter and dies as you have started having trouble rotary cutting. Using the electric cutter will enable you to continue cutting out your quilt projects.
I’ll share two different ways you can make this easy table runner.
Be sure and use a ¼ inch seam allowance.
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Use an Accuquilt GO!
Use the HST die to cut your half square triangles. You need a total of 24 of each color.
- Cut 12 – 5″ cream squares
- Cut 12 – 5″ brown squares
- Place each cream square on top of a brown square with right sides facing
- If you are using batiks, you won’t have to worry about right/wrong sides
- Mark a line diagonally down the center and stitch ¼ inch on both sides.
- Cut on the centerline; press toward the brown fabric.
- Trim your blocks to 4½” using a ruler.
Arrange 4 half-square triangle blocks into a pinwheel design and then sew together.
Half square triangle blocks made into a pinwheel block – make 6 blocks that measure 8½”.
Sew two rows of three blocks to create your table runner.
Add your batting and backing to the table runner and quilt as desired. I used my trusty old vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine.
I just did rows of simple waves for my free motion quilting. If you look carefully you will notice that I try and avoid free motion quilting over the center of the pinwheel where there is a lot of bulk from the layers.
The backing used the same Soil & Seeds batik fabric that I used for the border on my Tassel quilt. Isn’t it cute with the little boots, wheel barrels, and other gardening things!
I have a couple more projects that I made using the same fabrics from the Tassel quilt and I’ll be sharing them soon.
I hope you have enjoyed this easy table runner tutorial and if you make one, please share it with me!
Here is another photo of my Tassel quilt that I don’t think I have shared before.
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