Simple Table Runner DIY

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Sometimes a simple table runner is the perfect thing to freshen up your space. It can add a splash of color, change with the seasons and double as a trivet. They are such a versatile piece of decor.

Thanks to the easy make pattern from The Sewing Loft, I was able to make this table runner. It's a great way to freshen up your space with a splash of color!

Freshen up your space with this easy to make table runner. Not only is it quick to make but you can change it out with each season. The Sewing Loft

This project is for all levels.

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Simple Table Runner

Materials:

*Not sure what a fat quarter is? Click here to learn all about the magic of this 18” x 22” piece of fabric.  

Cutting Instructions:

  1. Cut (2) strips from 5 of the fat quarters 4 1/4” wide. Total of 10 pieces. Angle ruler from one corner to other and cut away to 1 1/2”.   Cut (1) strip of each end fabric 9” wide by the length of a fat quarter. Angle ruler from one corner to the other and cut away to size. See diagram.

Create this simple table runner and freshen up your space with a pop of color. The Sewing Loft

Sewing Instructions:

  1. Join end pieces and corner pieces as per diagram.Create this simple table runner and freshen up your space with a pop of color. The Sewing Loft
  2. Trim pieced background to 35 1/2” x 16”.Freshen up your space with this easy to make table runner. Not only is it quick to make but you can change it out with each season. The Sewing Loft
  3. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. The quilt shown was outlined quilted.Freshen up your space with this easy to make table runner. Not only is it quick to make but you can change it out with each season. The Sewing Loft
  4. Trim and true up the sides to the final dimension. Attach binding to complete your project. **Tip: Click here for extra help with your binding.

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Not only is this a quick sew project but it is perfect for smaller leftover fabric pieces. Consider switching out the batting for an insulating layer to make a useful heat resistant trivet. There are really so many possibilities with this simple table runner!

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Comments

  1. Is there a mistake in the diagram above on the 9″ piece? Cut from 4.5″ or 5.5″?

    • Hello Lesley,
      No mistake. Each piece has a different cut away size. Follow the diagram for an easy visual aide. Looking forward to seeing your finished runner!
      ~Heather

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