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Sawtooth Star Quilted Table Runner

Sawtooth Star Quilted Table Runner

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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.

quilted table runner

Sawtooth Star Quilted Table Runner

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.

star quilted table runner

Sawtooth Star Tutorial

Do you need a tutorial for the actual sawtooth star? Here is a whole dedicated video on created 4 flying geese at one time and then another one for creating the sawtooth star.

sawtooth star quilt block
Yield: 1 Table Runner Top 12.5 x 61 inches

Sawtooth Star Quilted Table Runner

quilted table runner

The Sawtooth Star Quilted Table Runner is perfect for the holiday season. You can make this in a variety of fabrics for a different holiday or home decor style. This black and white option is fun for Halloween or as a modern Christmas decor.

Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty confident beginner
Estimated Cost $15


  • 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


  1. 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. quilted table runner
  2. Sew the 6.5 inch background squares to the smaller sawtooth stars. quilted table runner
  3. Layout your stars, alternating between the small star unit and the larger sawtooth star. quilted table runner
  4. Once your your layout is all sewn together, you can quilt as desired! quilted table runner


Here is the chart for flying geese

crochet hat size chart

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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!

Stevie Wheeler

Sunday 25th of October 2020

I watched your tutorial on making the flying geese without waste. And I was wondering where I could get the ruler you used to draw the double stitch lines on the flying geese.. great tutorials.

Gwen McAlester

Saturday 24th of October 2020

Hi Melanie,

Have been wanting to say thank you for for your incrdiblei nspiration! I have been fighting two kinds of cancer for years now thanks to your incredible drive and beautiful positive attitude and now the strength from your changes in your health....God bless you! I wil be eagerly awaiting all of your all your video's!


Saturday 24th of October 2020

Hi Melanie, I watched your YouTube video on quilt making. You had a gorgeous red backing fabric but I'm unsure of the name. It sounded like 'wall' backing

Your videos are amazing, you got me sewing 😊 I'm sending you lots of love during this stressful time

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