This free pattern for the broken chevron striped table runner is a fun sewing project. All you need is 4 fat quarters and a border fabric and you’ll get a great looking table runner! It will look fabulous in Christmas fabrics! It would also be a really fun way to combine those novelty Halloween fabrics too!
Here’s how I made it ….
Cut your fat quarters into 1 1/2″ strips. Join the strips and press seams open. Pressing seams open helps reduce bulk when sewing them together.
Aligning the 45degrees line of the ruler to the edge of the sewn strips, cut triangles. You will have a set of triangles like in the image above. Notice that the points of some of them are green, and some are pink. We will be joining pink to pink and g
reen to green in the next step to get a mitred join, forming a leaf-like shape.
Arrange the triangles as shown in the picture. Cut four triangles of the background fabric and place them at the space between the triangles at the top and bottom. Cut three squares of 4 1/2″ wide from the background fabric and place them instead of the triangles in a couple of places intermittently. Sew the triangles together , matching seams. Sew all these pieces together in diagonal rows. Join the rows.
Cut a 5″ wide strips for the border, and sew them onto the sides. Cut a piece that is 48″ in length and sew it to one side of the pieced fabric. The TOP of the table runner is done.