To start the Table Runner, you really only need your ruler, 2 fabrics, and a rotary cutter. If you want to use a special ruler, you can. Otherwise you would use the 60 degree lines on your ruler. This is a photo of the 60 degree triangle ruler that I used for my runner.
If you wanted to make a smaller runner, you can use a smaller triangle ruler (60 degree).
Here are my fabrics. I cut 3 - 2.5" strips from EACH of the two fabrics. If your fabric is 44" or so wide, you'll be fine with cutting 3 strips. If it's not 44", you'll need to cut 5 strips from each.
Sew two dark fabrics to each side of the light fabric. Press to the dark side.
From one of the sets (it doesn't matter which one - it's a personal preference) you need to cut 8 triangles. Cut on one side, then cut the other. If you're into scrappy quilts, you can save the triangle to the right for a place in a future scrappy project.
Here's the other strip set. From this set, I cut 6 triangles.
Here's the view from the front. Keep adding the triangles until you finish the bottom or top. Repeat for all triangles and the other half.
Now you should have two halves with a flat edge on both sides. Take out your pins!! Get ready to pin like crazy. The pins will help you keep the points sharp. Stitch the two halves together and press. You can press these seams open or two one side.
Voila! Your runners top is done. Now all you have to do is sandwich, quilt and bind it. If you want, you can add a border or two.
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