Sometimes it is fun to try out a new quilt block and then create a simple quilt project like a mini table runner.
That is what I did with two tiny 4-inch sawtooth star quilt blocks.
Sawtooth Star Quilt Block Sizes
Time got away from me and I never did anything with the quilt blocks until now. I decided to use my seam ripper and change the Square and Points quilt block to another Sawtooth Star quilt block.
I now had two 4½-inch unfinished quilt blocks.
Mini Table Runner 6½” x 16″
- Teal – cut (1) 2½” x 2½” square
- Teal – cut (4) 1-7/8″x1-7/8″ squares for HSTs
- Dark Teal – cut (1) 2½ x 2½” square
- Dark Teal – cut (4) 1-7/8″x1-7/8″ squares for HSTs
- Cream – cut (8) 1-7/8″x1-7/8″ squares for HSTs
- Cream – cut (8) 1½” x 1½” squares
- Cream – cut (1) 4½” x 6½” rectangle for center
- Cream – cut (2) 1½” x 4½” strips for the sides
- Cream – cut (2) 1½” x 16″ strips for top & bottom (measure runner before cutting)
- Binding – cut (2) strips 2¼” x WOF
- Backing fabric and batting at least 7″ x 17″
Sew with a ¼-inch seam allowance.
Normally I would press the seams to one side but this is a very small quilt block so I decided to press all of the seams open. Be sure to read the Sawtooth Star piecing directions if needed.
Once you have both quilt blocks pieced and pressed, add the 4½” x 6½” rectangle in between the blocks for the center of your mini table runner.
Next, add the 1½” x 4½” strips to the sides. Measure your piece and then add the 1½” strips to the top and bottom.
Quilt the Mini Table Runner
Add your backing and batting to the mini table runner top and then quilt as desired. I just did some simple freemotion meandering using a 40 wt Aurifil thread.
Add Your Binding
Piece the (2) 2¼” strips together for your binding. Fold in half lengthwise, press, and sew to the front of your mini table runner. Add your binding to the mini table runner using this method.
This photo shows the colors better
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The best thing about small quilt projects like this is that it is a great way to test out a quilt block or practice your freemotion quilting! I hope you have enjoyed it!