Thursday, May 7, 2009

Simple Table Runner

A simple to make table runner to add a splash of color and style to any table. Finished size as shown is 16" x 54".
Materials List:
1 Yard fabric
Coordinating thread

Cut fabric into three pieces of the following sizes - one 18" x 44" and two 9" x 44". Fold and press under 1" along both 44" sides of the 18" x 44" piece of fabric and both 9" sides of two 9" x 44" pieces of fabric. Fold and press raw edges towards crease on all pressed sides.
Sew using a 3/8" seam allowance. Fold and press under 1" on bottom edge of both pieces of 9" x 44" fabric. Fold and press raw edge towards crease. Sew using 3/8" seam allowance.

Lay 18" x 44" piece of fabric right side up on flat surface. Place 9" x 44" piece of fabric wrong side up on top, lining up raw edges and matching one 9" side to long side of 18" x 44" side. Form evenly spaced folds across 18" side. Pin at top and bottom of fold.

Sew along raw edges using a 1" seam allowance. Remove pins from sewn side. Press pleats in place, removing pins at bottom of pleat as you go.

Turn under and sew raw edge.

Repeat with other 9" x 44" piece of fabric.


KimMalk said...

I really like this fabric. I've never thought of putting pleats at the end - nice!

Lisa said...

How pretty! I love the pattern of fabric you chose! And the pleats give it a lot of extra texture so it's different from the same old tablerunner. Great job!

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