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Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern


How to Make Stars

What would an Americana quilt be without stars? To get a closer look at the quilt and its patterns, download this three-page PDF of the Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner.

To make the stars:

  1. Assemble 3 small stars. From cream, cut one 13/4 X 44-inch strip. From this strip, cut twelve 13/4-inch squares and twenty-four 1-inch squares. From star point fabric, cut one 13/4 X 44-inch strip. From this strip, cut twenty-four 13/4 X 1-inch rectangles. From star center fabric, cut three 11/2-inch squares.

  2. Using template-free angle piecing technique, with right sides together, stitch twelve 1-inch cream squares to twelve 13/4 X 1-inch star point pieces with angles going 1 direction. Stitch remaining 12 with angles going in the opposite direction. Press each set of 12 in opposite directions. Stitch star points together. Make 12 units.

    Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Step 2

  3. Assemble 3 stars as shown in diagram. Each star should measure 4 square inches. Stitch star blocks together in a row.

    Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Step 3

  4. Assemble large star. From cream, cut one 47/8 X 22-inch strip and one 2 X 44-inch strip. From 47/8 X 22-inch strip, cut one 47/8-inch square and four 4-inch squares. From 2 X 44-inch strip, cut two 2 X 141/2-inch strips. Cut one 47/8 square each from dark red, light red, and blue. From white, cut one 4-inch square.

  5. With right sides together, pair up 47/8-inch dark red square with cream square, and light red square with blue square. Draw an X on wrong side of red squares, and sew 1/4 inch from lines as shown in diagram. Cut apart on the drawn lines and press toward red. Join dark red/cream triangles to light red/blue triangles to form squares. Make 4. Units should measure 4 inches; trim if needed. Assemble large star block.

    Americana Summer Quilted Table Runner Pattern
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    Step 5

  6. Stitch the small stars to right side of large star block and add 2 X 141/2-inch cream strips to top and bottom. Block should measure 141/2 X 14 inches.

Next up: hearts in a row. Learn how to piece them together in the next section.

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