Monday, November 14, 2011

One Hour Table Runner

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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Just Jaime said...

This looks great! I need a Christmas table runner, thanks for the inspiration!

Kristen said...

i love this! thank you for sharing!

Tanya said...

I am SO making this - thanks, Chica!

Megan said...

Love the touch at the end! :)

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

This is not only cute but extremely necessary in my house. Thanks for the tutorial!

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Jill said...

What a lovely tutorial - such cute fabric - and I like how you did the pointy ends!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

What a lovely table runner. Love the dangles at each end. They are a fun addition.

Quiltstory said...

Hmmmm...I do believe I have an hour!

Sara said...

SO darling!! Would LOVE it if you would link these up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

Bronwyn - Queen B said...

Gorgeous! And what a simple tutorial! I just bought some pretty Xmas fabric the other day to make a new holiday table runner and now I am going to copy yours! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I must learn to sew. These are too pretty!

Marilyn said...

Beyond cute.. This is super creative..I love it.. I have a Pin'Inspirational party happening right now I'd LOVE for you to link this to please..? TY so much.. Wishing you a great start to your weekend..

Carmen said...

Love the colors and the simplicity of the runner...Great job!...Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

Remember...YOU ROCK!!

Carmen @ RoCa and Company

Unknown said...

You just saved my day with this awesome tutorial. I was playing with some quilt blocks I made today and trying to make a runner out of them but realized I only had one 7" strip of fabric left for a border. I was seriously bummed about the whole thing so I took a break and happened to find a link to your blog and figured out how to use my last little strip on the sides to finish off my runner. It worked out perfectly and I love it!

Yours is adorable, I never would have thought to use that Amy Butler print in a Christmas runner. Great job, and thanks so much for sharing! I'll be posting some pics and a link to your blog later if you want to stop by and see how mine turned out.