Equilateral Triangle Table Runner

This BERNINA Made to Create Studio online lesson is about creating this equilateral table runner out of 18 different 10 inch squares.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner

Materials for Equilateral Table Runner

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All seams in this project are ¼” unless otherwise stated.
1. The Good Measure 60 Degree Triangle Ruler by Kay England is used to make this fast and easy table runner.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Good Measure triangle ruler

2. All of the Good Measure Rulers are made to work together for many of your projects.

3. To make cutting the triangles easier we are going to use a cutting mat that turns. Cut all 18 triangles turning the mat as you go.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_60 degree triangle

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Cut triangles

4. When working with a bias edge, as there are on these triangles on two sides, try to keep the straight of the grain to the outside edge. Putting it on the outside edge will help the project lay flat and straight when putting the binding on.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Straight of grain

5. Lay your triangles out in a pleasing manner. Check the grain.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Layout

6. Stitch the triangles together using a ¼ inch seam and foot #97D with the Dual Feed engaged.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Quarter inch seam

7. To make sure they are stitched like the layout first take a picture and use it for reference.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Reference image

8. Press the seams open in this project to help the intersection lay flat and help with lining up the points.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Pressing seam open

9. Make two rows of 9 triangles in each.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Two rows of triangles

10. Don’t trim your dog ears off until you have the rows finished. This will help with lining up the triangle and give you the point that is ¼ inch away from the edge.

11. Stitch the two rows together. To help keep those points, just place a pin through the point on the top row and then through the point on the bottom row.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Aligning triangle points

12. Leaving the pin where it is, bring the two rows close together and place a pin on each side of the one going straight through. Now remove the pin in the middle.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Pinning triangle points

13. Stitch across.

14. Open the seam up and look at those great points still right there. Press seams open.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Great point

15. Layer the runner top, batting, and backing to get ready to quilt. Putting Insul-Bright by the Warm Company in the table runner will help if there is something warm that needs to be placed on it.

16. To quilt the runner, you could use Walking Foot #50 and quilt straight lines or decorative stitches. You could free-motion quilt, ruler work quilt or even put on frame with longarm and quilt. Try using presser feet such as Freehand Quilting Foot #29/29C, Freehand Embroidery Foot #24, and Adjustable Ruler Foot #72.

17. With quilting completed it is time to trim. Make sure you leave the ¼” from the points.

Equilateral Triangle Table Runner_Trimming point edges

18. Then add binding. Use a small 2 inch cut binding to have a ¼ inch showing on the front of the runner to show off these great points on the triangles.

You now have a completed table runner! Make one for you and one for a friend, or change the fabric for each season!

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16 thoughts on “Equilateral Triangle Table Runner

  1. Hey Denise, – I love this, couldn’t wait to make one AND I added corners (half of the ruler + s/a to left of line) ’cause I’m not good with binding on angles (ha) – – I am going to make a bunch of these

  2. This is perfect timing 2 because I was just starting to attempt to figure out my sewing machine again after allowing it to sit for a very very very long time because I got overwhelmed last time so I want to say thank you very much for offering a project for beginners and for being free thank you very very much I’m hoping by doing a few of these projects that I’ll get over my fear or the feeling of being overwhelmed when I sit down to it I’m keeping my fingers crossed and I’m going to keep pursuing for now anyway thanks again

  3. What a wonderful project and use up a few of the layer cakes that I have. I really love the tip around getting your tips to line up. Thank you for taking the time to show us.

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