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Table Runner

Table Runner – Craft Project

A simple and economical way to decorate any table.

You will need:

Remnant of fabric, sewing machine, thread, sissors, pins, measuring tape, iron, needle (for hand sewing), tassles (optional).

Method:

Press your fabric, lie it flat. Measure 40cm across and mark out on your fabric with pins or tailors chalk.

This will be the width of your table runner. Cut along this line.

Depending on the length of your table you may need to cut some off the end. Measure your table and decide which lenght you want.

For a dining table leave room at the ends so that people can sit there, for a coffee table, you can make it so it hangs over and use tassels to weigh it down.

Table Runner with Christmas Decoration Centerpiece

Table Runner with Christmas Decoration Centerpiece

Cut fabric to desired width.

Cut fabric to desired width.

Measure and turn up (to the wrong side of the fabric) and pin, 1cm around the entire piece of fabric, press, then turn up a further 3 cm and press.

Fold up edges.

Press flat.

Turn to the right side of the fabric and top stitch 5mm in from the outer edge of the entire piece of fabric. Then repeat but topstitch in 2.5cm from the outer edge of the fabric. Then press.

Top stitch fabric

Top stitch fabric

Bring ends together.

Then fold the fabric together longways. Mark the center of the short ends with a pin, then open up the fabric.

Take the two corners and draw them into the wrong side of the fabric untill they meet. This should line up with the pin of the centre that you marked. Press flat.

Then with a needle and thread slip stitch the two pieces together. Press flat.

Then with a needle and thread slip stitch the two pieces together. Press flat.
If you want to add further decoration you can sew on a tassle at the center of each end. Or add lace, braiding or fringing to the edges. You could embroider or hand paint the fabric, or make it out of patchwork, whatever fits in with your decor.
A great way to add color or texture to a table.

Table runner in a monochromatic color scheme.

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