This is my first time making a table runner so I did some research and found that the table runner should be one-third of your table width. As for the length, that is all your decision.
Step 1: Wash and dry fabric
Step 2: Cut out your fabric
When you go to cut your fabric, be sure to add in your seam allowances. I used 1/2 inch seam allowances so I cut the fabric at 14 inches (have to double for both sides) because I wanted a 13 inch wide table runner.
My favorite way to cut fabric is as you see below:
Here are all the items I used:
I bought all of these with 60% off coupons at separate times so I paid a lot less than full price :)
Step 2: Sew all 4 corners and leave about 4 inches to turn your table runner right side out. Remember to iron seams open as you go.
Step 3: Cut the corners about 1/8 inch away from the seam.
Step 4: Turn fabric right side out and I used my handy point turner to get the corners perfect. This tool also takes out baste stitching super easily and I use it often due to my love for ruffles.
You can buy it here:http://www.joann.com/point-turner-and-seam-creaser/2386480.html#q=point+turner&start=1
Step 5: You can sew the 4 inches closed with your sewing machine at 1/8 inch seam allowance. I personally do not like any seams showing so I slip stitched it.
TA-DA! An Easter and Spring table runner for the next few months :)
Would you like one but do not have the time? This is where I can come in... Send an email over with your table dimensions and together we can make your own specialty table runner to enjoy!
Time: 30 minutes
Cost: $10 ($5 each side!)
Tools: Sewing Machine, Serger Machine, Cutting mat, Rotary Cutter, Rotary Ruler, Point Turner, Iron, Pins, Scissors and Hand needle
Material: Cotton fabric