Christmas Table Runner

Christmas Table Runner - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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

Supplies:

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)
Pins
Needle
Scissors
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilter’s Ruler
Iron
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.

Step 18. Stitch a button onto the triangle to secure. I used 1 1/8″ Cover Buttons but you could use any type of button you choose. Fabric yo-yo’s, flowers or resins would also be a fun touch!

Steps 19-26. Repeat Steps 11-18 on the other end of the fabric (short side). FINISHED!

Christmas Table Runner - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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.

Christmas Table Runner - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Christmas Table Runner - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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!
Happy sewing!

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7 Comments

  1. Posted November 30, 2011 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Love the fabric! The fabric covered buttons are adorable as well.

  2. Posted November 30, 2011 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Very cute and simple – adorable!

  3. Posted November 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Thank you both! I’m so glad you like it! :)

  4. Suzanne B
    Posted December 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Thanks!! I saw one just like this at my sister’s house and she tried to explain how to do it – lets just say – thank you!!! Now I understand!!

  5. Posted December 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    You’re so welcome Suzanne! I’m glad I could help!

  6. Posted December 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    thanks so much ! I am working on some now !!!

    • Posted December 16, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

      Yay! Have fun making them! I’d love to see the finished product!

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