How to Make a Patriotic Table Runner with Three Sawtooth Star Quilt Blocks

FREE TUTORIAL: Patriotic Table Runner

Patriotic isn’t just for the 4th of July! Use this star spangled table runner any time of the year.

Created by combining three 12″ sawtooth star quilt blocks and sashing in between the final size is 40″ x 14 1/4″. Use it on the table, sofa table, picnic table or anywhere you’d like!

Fabric Requirements – Let Freedom Soar Collection:

(Riley Blake Designs fabric codes are in parentheses)

  • Fat Quarter OR 1/4 yard of each:
    • Red Stars (C10521)
    • Blue Stars (C10521)
    • Multi Let Freedom Soar Quilt Blocks (C10524-MULTI)
    • Solid White
  • Sashing: 1/4 yard
  • Binding: 1/4 yard (cut 3 pieces: 2 1/2″ wide x width of fabric)
  • Backing: 1/2 yard
  • Batting: 1/2 yard
Sawtooth star quilt block
Sawtooth star quilt block
Free Tutorial: Patriotic Table Runner

Cutting Directions

To make three 12″ Sawtooth Star Blocks:

  • 6 1/2″ squares
    • CUT 3 from Multi Let Freedom Soar Quilt Blocks (C10524-MULTI)
  • 3 1/2″ squares
    • CUT 8 from Blue Stars (C10521)
    • CUT 4 from Solid White
  • 3 7/8″ squares
    • CUT 8 from Red Stars (C10521)
    • CUT 4 rom Blue Stars (C10521)
    • CUT 12 from Solid White


  • Sashing
    • CUT TWO 40″ x 1 1/2″ strips
    • CUT FOUR 12 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ strips
  • Binding
    • CUT THREE 2 1/2″ x width of fabric
  • Batting and Backing
    • CUT 44″ x 17″
Let Freedom Soar fabric - Sawtooth Star Table Runner


Click on the button below for detailed directions to create the Sawtooth Star Quilt Block. This table runner uses three 12″ blocks.

If you want a larger table runner there are directions to create different sized blocks but you will then need to calculate the sashing, batting and binding requirements for your adjusted runner.


All seam allowances are 1/4″.

SEW: Using the four 12 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ pieces of sashing, alternate sewing sashing and a quilt block until you have all three blocks and 4 pieces of sashing sewn together.

PRESS seams.

SEW the two 40″ x 1 1/2″ pieces of sashing to the top and bottom of the block / sashing strip you just created to complete the length of the table runner.

PRESS seams.


LAYER the backing (face down), the batting and then the table runner top you just created (face up). The batting and backing should be about an inch or so larger than the top on all sides.

PIN the three layers together using quilting safety pins.

QUILT as desired.

TRIM the quilted table runner to the size of the top, squaring corners and making sure all sides are straight.

SEW on seam binding & enjoy your new table runner!


Let Freedom Soar fabric by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

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Have a creative day!

Tara Reed

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