Star Table Runner

I might have a slight obsession with table runners. So much that I might possibly think I need one adorning my table for every holiday. Would you say that is a bad thing? I am pretty sure that my table loves them. So, I am sure you can imagine my excitement when Jaime from Everyday Art approached me about creating a fun and festive 4th of July table runner. I of course said…”ummm, YES!” and so, here we are! I might also have a slight obsession with stars so 2 bonus points for you Jaime!!! Stars and a table runner…YUMMY! Enjoy!

Hey everyone, I’m Jaime from Everyday Art.
For quite some time now, I’ve been thinking about a star table runner that has been floating around on Pinterest. Alas, there wasn’t a tutorial or anything of the like. 
Either way, I decided to go for it. Took a trip to my favorite fabric shop, The Ribbon Retreat, picked me out some great red and blue patriotic fabric and went for it.

 Star Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
 I think it turned out really fun and festive. I like seeing it on my table. πŸ™‚
AND not only does it look cute, but there’s a hidden little secret about it. 
Do you see it?

Star Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
 Each star is buttoned to the other so that you can take it apart and use each as a place mat! So fun! (Also much easier for making it in my opinion.)

Star Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
 I also randomly appliqued a contrasting star on each of the place mats for a little punch of color and pizazz.

Star Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I must admit, it was a real bugger trying to make myself a template. Trying to get it all symmetrical and the right size, etc. I really messed with it for a LONG time, then I got smart. πŸ™‚

Here’s your pattern: 

I printed out 5 large diamonds on cardstock, cut them out, then taped them together. 
Worked like a charm.

Star Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
You can print out this image, or download this PDF file.
Either way, print out 5, cut them out, tape them together and then you should have a good star shape that is the perfect size for a place mat.

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To Sew The Stars:

1. Place right sides of your fabric together and some interfacing. I used fusible fleece interfacing so that they’d be a bit cushy. 
2. Use your template to cut through all three pieces. (I found it easiest to cut them all out together to make up for any imperfections in your star template. Plus just plain time efficient.)
3. If using fusible interfacing, go ahead and iron it now to stick it on. 
4. Sew around the edges (right sides still together). Leave one side of the star open so that you can flip it right-side-out. Before you do flip it though, trim the fabric close to each of the points and cut little slits in the v’s so that it wont’ bunch too much. Flip the star right-side-out.
5. Once it is flipped right-side-out, stick all the points out (I used a knitting needle to push the points out). Iron if necessary.
6. Now sew around the star again really close to the edge, making sure to close the open side. 
7. Sew on a button and a button hole and your done. πŸ™‚

Star Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Star Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I hope you’re having fun with your 4th of July crafting!

So, so cute Jaime! Thank you for crafting with us today! For more fun projects by Jaime, make sure to visit her at Everyday Art! You will love her fun and craft filled blog!

Like I mentioned above, I am a lover of table runners and this one with those festive stars and buttons is just about too much cuuuuuteness for one project! I love how easy this is to create and how with a little change in fabric you could turn this 4th of July runner into an everyday runner or a Christmas runner. In fact, want to know a trick??? Choose a different color combination of fabric, fitting for another holiday and make this table runner double sided for double uses. You would simply just flip this cute runner over and WAAA-LAAA, you have a runner perfect for another holiday! Hehehe…I love sewing tricks like that!

Do you love table runners too? Then you are sure to love these other holiday runners perfect for your holiday festivities!!!

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Do you decorate your table with holiday decor? If so, what is your favorite holiday to decorate your table for?

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  1. Audrey
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    We included your adorable table runner in our round up of projects to make with Red, White & Blue fabric!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

      Hi Audrey! Wow…thank you so much! You are awesome, and we are so glad that you loved it! Have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  2. Posted June 13, 2014 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Michelle! Fun to see the other festive table runners too. πŸ™‚

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jaime! You are so welcome! Thank YOU for sharing your incredible talent with us! Have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

    Posted June 14, 2014 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Me gusto la idea , los colores de las telas hermosos y la finalidad increΓ­ble………….buen provecho…….

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 17, 2014 at 11:59 am | Permalink

      Hi Susana! Thank you so much for your comment. We are so glad that you liked this fun table runner! You are so sweet! Thank you again and have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle πŸ™‚

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