No-Hassle Triangles Summer Table Runner Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Make an easy-to-sew table runner (or wall hanging!) with a few fabric rectangles & squares, half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, and Team NZP’s FREE! No-Hassles Triangles Summer Table Runner Sewing Tutorial – below. With our step-by-step directions, and timesaving sewing tools, we’re confident you’ll add the No-Hassle Triangles Summer Table Runner to your stitching projects to-do list.

Made in the same style as the quilt projects featured in Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts book, the triangle blocks and column strips(fabric rectangles & squares) make for a fast, easy, and no-hassle assembly of this 21″ x 56-1/2″ table runner.

Tools, Fabrics, and Supplies:

Cutting Directions:

Green Fabric:

  • Cut one 21″ crosswise strip (backing).
  • Cut one 10″ crosswise strip (backing).
  • Cut one 5-1/4″ crosswise strip  (triangles).
  • Cut one 4-7/8″ crosswise strip (triangles).
  • Cut six 4-1/2″ crosswise strips (background).

Subcut the following  from the six green 4-1/2″ background strips:

  • Subcut four 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ squares.
  • Subcut ten 4-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ rectangles.
  • Subcut two 4-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ rectangles.
  • Subcut four  4-1/2″ x 18-1/2″ rectangles.
  • Subcut one  4-1/2″ x 20-1/2″ rectangles.

See green fabric Cutting Diagram Below:

Navy Blue Fabric:

  • Cut one 4-7/8″ crosswise strip (triangles).
  • Cut one  5-1/4″ crosswise strip (triangles).
  • Cut four  2-1/2″ crosswise strips (binding).

First Step, Building the Half-Square Triangle Units

 

  • Set theNo-Hassle Triangles Gauge to 4-1/2″ block size on the left side of the gauge.  The left side notes Half-Square Triangle sizes. The gauge tells you what size blocks to cut, 4-7/8″.

  • Cut 4-7/8″ crosswise strips of green and blue. Layer a 4-7/8″ green strip on a 4-7/8″  blue strip and cut six square pairs, measuring 4-7/8″ x 4-7/8″.

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  • Use a 1/4″ presser foot as a guide to stitch 1/4″ from the right and the left sides of the marked line.

  • Chain piece these half-square triangle shapes. Stitch one set of squares right after another. After creating a long “chain,” simply clip the threads to separate the units.

 

  • Take the stitched units to the rotary cutting mat and cut the two halves apart along the marked line.
  • Open and press the seam allowances to the darker blue side.

Second, Create Six Quarter-Square Triangle Units

  • Set the No-Hassle Triangles Gauge to 4-1/2″ block size on the right side of the gauge.  The right side notes Quarter-Square Triangle sizes. The gauge tells you what size blocks to cut, 5-1/4″.
  • Cut 5-1/4″ crosswise strips of green and blue. Layer a 5-1/4″ green strip on a 5-1/4″ blue strip and cut square pairs, measuring 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Place a blue and green square under the gauge and mark the diagonal line.
  • Stitch 1/4″ from the marked line, following the guidelines for the Half-Square Triangle Units, in the first step, above. Cut the units apart and press. These blocks should measure 4-7/8″ x 4-7/8″.
  • Lay one Half-Square Triangle block on another, matching right sides. It is important that the diagonal lines lock. You’ll feel this “lock” as the seams meet.

  • Set the No-Hassle Triangles Gauge to 4-1/2″ on the left side of the gauge.
  • Mark a diagonal line, perpendicular to the seamline.
  • Use a 1/4″  presser foot as a guide to stitch 1/4″ from the right and left sides of the marked line.

  • Chain piece the three units, stitching one right after another.
  • Use rotary cutting tools to cut the units apart.
  • Press the Quarter-Square Triangle Units.

Third, Arrange Table Runner Rows

  • Arrange the table runner into rows as detailed below.
  • Stitch the pieces using 1/4″ seam allowances.

  • Assemble the runner by joining the rows to each other, using 1/4″ seam allowances.
  • Press the row seam allowances in one direction.

After all five rows are stitched, the No-Hassle Triangles Table Runner top is complete.

Create Backing

Cut the backing piece measuring 10″ x 42″ into two pieces measuring 10″ x 21″ each. Use those two pieces and the larger piece, 21″ x 42″ to assemble the table runner back as described below, using  1/4″ seam allowances.

Quilt and Finish the No-Hassle Triangles Summer Table Runner

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  • Trim away excess batting and backing fabric.
  • Join the 2-1/2″ crosswise strips of  blue binding fabric, end-to-end, using 1/4″ seam allowances.
  • Press the binding strip in half, lengthwise.
  • Bind the table runner, using your favorite technique. Or, use Nancy Zieman’s Easy quilt binding instructions.


 

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