I’ve teamed up with Riley Blake Designs to share a quick tutorial for a Stars and Stripes Pillow and/or Table Runner project, perfect for your red, white, and blue summer décor. We’ve got a video to walk to through all of the steps and a free-printable PDF pattern to go with it.
This pillow and table runner projects are made with my Portsmouth fabric collection, but would look great with any favorite red, white, and blue scraps.
The pillow finishes at 20″ x 20″. This could also be a nice mini quilt or square table topper.
The table runner finishes at 14″ x 32″ – but is easily adjustable by adding more quilt blocks.
The great thing about this pattern is it’s made of only two different quilt blocks. By playing with fabric combinations you can give the design a lot of depth and playfulness to the overall design.
In this video I’ll walk you through some of my favorite short-cuts and tricks for piecing Quarter-Square Triangle blocks in other words, a block made up of four equal triangles. Sometimes these blocks are also called Hour Glass blocks.
I’ll also share some tips for strip-piecing to help save time and keep your stripes nice and straight.
In the video I recommend using a Scant ¼″ seam allowance. You can read more about how to get a good Scant ¼″ seam allowance here.
Stars and Stripes Projects Video Tutorial
Here is the video tutorial, produced by Riley Blake Designs.
I have to admit, it’s been a little while since I’ve filmed a real video, so I was definitely feeling a little rusty. Thanks for your patience. 😅
Printable Pattern PDF
As mentioned in the video, you can find the printable pattern PDF with fabric requirements, cutting and finishing instructions here:
Trouble downloading above? Try Dropbox option HERE
I’d love to hear what you think, or see what you’ve made! Tag me on social media with #StarsandStripesPillowRunner
You can find Portsmouth fabric available at your local quilt shop or online from assorted Etsy shops, The Fat Quarter Shop, and Missouri Star Quilt Company.
Want more Portsmouth or quilt-y flag fun in your life? Check out my Fly the Flag quilt pattern – with Portsmouth Kit available in shops now!
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So sorry for the delay there. I wasn’t told the video was going to be posted that day so I had to scramble a little. But I think we’re all on the same page now. whew!
Thank you for the wonderful pattern. Watch you Rylie Blake’s . You were great.
Really great tutorial. It was perfect. Thank you.
Thank you Amy for the lovely pillow and table runner patterns. They will be fun to make. I recently made one of your quilts called State Fair. It will certainly become one of my favorites.
Aww, I’m so glad. Thank you so much, Linda!
This is such a pretty fabric line!
Love this softer fabric line and great seaside cushion if only I had a cottage by the sea, we can but dream.
Thank you for these patterns…they’re exactly what I needed, as I always make a table runner and matching pillow covers so I can carry a theme from room to room. I’m happy to say I am the proud owner of a Portsmouth jelly roll, a layer cake, a charm pack, and a little bit of yardage, though a fat quarter bundle probably would have eliminated my need for both a layer cake and charm pack. But, apparently FQ bundles have sold out at ALL my usual online haunts AND my nearest brick & mortar stores. You go, Girl! Congratulations on such a great and well-received fabric line!
Amy, you are so generous. I love your blog. I want to make this table runner.
This is a project I really love, and perhaps even cut the pieces and hand sew while I am at my 100 year old daddy’s place. Some days he is peppy, other days he wants to work on his memoirs and I edit the photos he provides. Good times
Again, thank you so much for sharing this gem!!!!
Aww, you’re welcome and thank you, Rosemary. Bless you are all you are doing for your Dad!
This was a wonderful tutorial and such darling patterns! I had just ordered a Portsmouth layer cake last night, and now I know what to do with it! Thanks so much for your generosity.
great job on your tutorial on your stars and strips video enjoyed it, i am working on a quilt block with a quarter square triangle block in it but was not given instructions on how to do it . By watching your detailed video example I feel better about making them thanks so much for sharing your talent have a bless day
I’m so glad it was helpful!