I have a confession, I’ve been a little sawtooth star obsessed lately. I decided to make this sawtooth star quilted table runner because I think it would fantastic for Halloween, Thanksgiving or your Christmas table with just a few fabric selection tweeks.
Sawtooth Star Quilted Table Runner
The sawtooth star block is one of the oldest and most classic quilt blocks, published in 1884. These stars were also known as the north star, variable star and morning star. There are theories that quilts were used during the underground railroad and that these stars told travelers to go toward the north star.
Sawtooth Star Tutorial
- 1/2 yard of background (white) to make stars
- 1/2 yard of star/print fabric to make stars
- (4) 12.5 inch sawtooth star blocks
- (4) 6.5 inch sawtooth star blocks
- (4) 6.5 inch squares in the background color (mine are white)
- batting piece 15 x 65
- backing piece 3/4 yard
- binding (4) wof strips cut to 2.5 inches.
- sewing machine
- iron/ironing board
- basic sewing supplies
- Create all of your sawtooth star blocks. You need (3) that measure 12.5 and (4) that measure 6.5 inches. Cut (4) 6.5 inch squares from your background.
- Sew the 6.5 inch background squares to the smaller sawtooth stars.
- Layout your stars, alternating between the small star unit and the larger sawtooth star.
- Once your your layout is all sewn together, you can quilt as desired!
Here is the chart for flying geese
Quilt As Desired
Do you need some tutorials for finishing your table runner? You can follow along with the basting/quilting/binding from the Your First Quilt Series. I also made this maple leaf quilted table runner that has some additional inspiration and information for you!