This is one of my favorite patterns, taught to me by my Mother and is the perfect, easy addition to any holiday decor.
Decide the length or your table runner. You can piece it with one fabric for the top and a different fabric for the bottom or get creative and use as many fabrics are you want for the top and one fabric for the bottom.
Top of table runner should be 15-16 inches Wide
Bottom of table runner should be 22-24 inches Wide
I used 1/4 inch seams, but you can use any size you like as long as you are consistent throughout.
Layer fabrics right sides together matching side seams lengthwise, pin and sew down both creating a tube.
Turn the tube right side out and press. The extra fabric from the back will create a border, try to press it evenly creating the same size border on each side.
On one of the short ends of the table runner, fold raw edges right sides together as shown below and pin. If you'd like to use tassels on your table runner slip one between the layers against the fold with 1/4 inch hanging out. Sew along the pinned edge. backstitching at both ends.
Repeat on the other short end.
Flip the short end right side out and you've created a nice point for your table runner ends.
Press with an iron and top stitch as shown (you can also top stitch along the entire outer edge of your table runner if you'd like).
All finished. Now that you know how easy it is, you can make some for gifts as well. :)
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