Monday, October 1, 2018

Starstruck tutorial

Several of you asked for the tutorial for my Island Batik Starstruck table runner.  This is a simple tutorial for those of you already knowing how to piece a runner, which I assume that everyone that follows my blog does.

This is for one 13" finished block:  Using your favorite method of making HST's(half sq. triangles) make eight that will measure 3.5" unfinished (3" finished in your block) of a background and a main color.   Also cut four 3.5" sq. of background color.




This one is a little trickier but you can do it!  Cut four 1.5" x 5.5" strips of background.  Cut four 3.5" squares of main color and cut in half on the diagonal.  And sew as in the photo below centering your triangles on the background strip.  These will be over sized so you can trim to a perfect 3.5" sq.




Here is how I trimmed the first two sides. Notice how I have one of the diagonal lines of the ruler laying down the center of the background strip.  Trim the top and right side. Turn the block and ruler and trim the last 2 sides to measure 3.5" square.



 Cut four 1.5" x 6.5" strips of background and one 1.5" sq of main color.  Lay out as below and sew together.

My runner is made with 3 blocks with spacers in between.  I cut the spacer strips from background 1.5" x 13.5".  I also added on outside borders which I cut at 1.5" x the width of the runner and also 1.5" x the length of the runner.


If you have any questions feel free to ask!  And I hope you enjoy making your own runner.

Linking with Beth, Beth and Connie

19 comments:

  1. Good Morning! Thank you for the tutorial! I love your comments throughout, encouraging us that we can do it. And I think we can - or maybe I can. HAHA! This is a beautiful runner. Happy Monday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Thanks, Vicki! It's such a pretty table runner.

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  3. Thank you for the tutorial Vicki, it's a great runner.

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial, Vicki! I have to make a gift for my quilt group Christmas party in December. Wouldn't this be fun in a couple of Christmas fabrics?

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  5. Great tutorial, my friend! Love the stars.

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  6. Thanks Vicki for the tutorial. I thought the table runner you showed last week was beautiful. Now I can do one also.

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  7. Awesome! Thank you so much! This is such a beautiful runner.
    I finished the Diamond Dash top and I'm thinking of quilting it with a panto called Baroque hearts. I'm curious how you are quilting yours :-)

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  8. This is a gorgeous runner. Thanks for the tutorial Vicki.

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  9. Thank you SEW much for this great tut...I hope to try making one up in REDs, as to me, it resembles poinsettias!! It would be a delightful Christmas gift for someone. Much appreciate you taking the time to photograph & then type up the directions. I’ve done that & it wasn’t easy for me to keep my pictures straight. LOL.

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  10. That really is an attractive runner. Thanks for the great tutorial! Stars are always a winner. How goes the battle to build your craft show stash??

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  11. Thanks, Vicki! I see Christmas presents in my future. LOL

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  12. Oooh, I like this one! I fell behind in my reading again, so I missed your previous post, but I think I picked up again at the right time. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  13. Excellent tutorial! Thanks, Vicky.

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  14. Love! I'm so glad you shared this tutorial. Seems super fast and easy to make.

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  15. Oh my goodness, do you see the snowflake inside the star? You may be starstruck. I am just Vicki-struck!!! Fabulous :-)

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  16. Thank you! I’m going to have to remember this.

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  17. Beautiful tablerunner and a great tutorial Vicki! Thanks for sharing!

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