Brighten up your home with a Christmas Table Runner this holiday season!
Not only is it bright and cheery, but this is the easiest table runner you will ever make!
Christmas Table Runner
Fabric A: 12″ x 45″ “theme” print fabric (I used Riley Blake Christmas Candy Red Main)
Fabric B: 18″ x 45″ coordinating print (I used Riley Blake Christmas Candy Green Damask)
Thread (I used So Fine! Scarlet)
Buttons (I used 1 1/8″ Cover Button Kit)
That Purple Thang
Crank up that Christmas music and make yourself a cup of hot cocoa to get yourself in the holiday mood!
Step 1. Measure your fabric and cut to size.
Step 2. Place Fabric A and Fabric B right sides together and pin down one of the long sides.
Step 3. Stitch a 1/4″ seam down the long side, removing your pins as you sew.
Step 4. Press seam toward the darker fabric so they won’t show through.
Steps 5-8. Repeat Steps 1 through 4 with the other (long) side of the fabric.
Your fabric will now look like a “tube”.
Step 9. Turn your fabric “tube” right side out.
Step 10. Lay flat on ironing board and center your fabric. Press so that the theme print is bordered evenly on long sides with the coordinating print.
Step 11. Fold in half lengthwise, long sides together, and trim the selvages as shown.
Step 12. Pin the short side of the fabric together (all four layers).
Step 13. Sew a 5/8″ seam across the top of the pinned edge, sewing together all four layers. Remove your pins as you sew.
Step 14. Trim the corner on a slant (as shown).
Step 15. Press the seam open.
Step 16. Turn the seam to the inside & fold the fabric to form a triangle (as shown). Press with iron. You may find it helpful to use That Purple Thang to push out the “point” of the triangle.
Step 17. Pin the fabric in the center of the triangle.
Steps 19-26. Repeat Steps 11-18 on the other end of the fabric (short side). FINISHED!
Now lay your table runner on your table and admire your work.
Clap, jump up and down, and giggle like a little girl!
Ok, ok, that’s enough, it’s just a table runner.
Remember table runners aren’t just for tables.
They look great on shelves, entertainment centers, coffee tables, dressers, etc.
Also, a table runner would be a great gift for anyone on your list!