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Two-Tone Star Table Runner

With clever fabric placement in each star block in a graphic, gift-worthy table runner, quilt tester Laura Boehnke created the illusion of diagonal stripes. The black-and-white batiks are from Hoffman California Fabrics.

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1. Cut and piece black batik 1-1/4x42" strips to make:

  • 2—1-1/4x44" outer border strips
  • 2—1-1/4x38" inner border strips
  • 2—1-1/4x23" outer border strips
  • 2—1-1/4x17" inner border strips

2. Sew long inner border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add short inner border strips to short edges. Press seams toward inner border. The quilt center should now be 39-1/2x17" including seam allowances.

 

3. Using black-and-white batik No. 6 middle border strips, repeat Step 2, pressing seams toward middle border. The quilt center should now be 44x21-1/2" including seam allowances.

4. Using long and short outer border strips, repeat Step 2, pressing seams toward outer border.

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