Sawtooth Star Mini Table Runner

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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 mini table runner on table

Sawtooth Star Quilt Block Sizes

I originally shared the 8-inch Sawtooth Star quilt block and then the 4-inch Square and Points quilt block and also printable directions for the blocks in 5 different 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.

laying out the sawtooth star quilt block

I now had two 4½-inch unfinished quilt blocks.

two sawtooth star quilt blocks
Back of the quilt blocks

Mini Table Runner 6½” x 16″

Cutting Directions:

  • 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.

4-inch Qube set

I like making small quilt blocks using my AccuQuilt GO! cutter and the 4-inch Mix & Match Qube set.

You can also piece your half-square triangles using the directions below.

Half Square Triangle assembly

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.

Add borders to the quilt blocks

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.

Quilted piece before adding the binding

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.

Add Binding to the table runner

This photo shows the colors better

Mini Saw Tooth Star Runner on kitchen counter

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My Scentsy Wax Warmer fits perfectly on my little runner. I didn’t realize until now that you can buy them on Amazon! Here are a couple you might like. Teal Scroll Ceramic Candle Warmer or this one.

Mini table runner and Scentsy candle

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!

Don’t forget that you can find the PDF for the Sawtooth Star quilt block in my Library.

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Hi, I’m Connie Kresin Campbell, the quilter, writer, and photographer behind Freemotion By the River. I enjoy inspiring others with my quilt tutorials and patterns.

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4 Comments

  1. Connie, What a beautiful and quick table runner! Using the light background fabric really shows off the stars!
    Love the idea of making this to practice free motion quilting…and to use up all those scraps we save.
    Thanks for all your wonderful and helpful ideas.

  2. Love the tip about making the triangle block 1/8″ bigger. Somehow even with careful planning and measuring I often fall short. Last quilt I made was 60 triangles! Just trying to use up some fat quarters. (Impulse buys when I can think how many yards to buy – LOL)

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