freedom runner

Why table runners work:

  • easy to make
  • inexpensive
  • adds enough decoration without overwhelming
  • messy eaters can eat on un-runner sides
  • length versatility (ie. functions with table expanded as well)
  • creative opportunities abound

Directions:

  1. figure out length & width prior to fabric shopping
  2. fabrics – machine washable is best, consider using a different fabric for reverse (runner shown has navy with small white star print on backside)
  3. after pre-washing, cut to size (piecing might be necessary), sew right sides together leaving a 5″ opening (reinforce with back-stitching on each side of opening), then turn right side out
  4. tuck in the seams on the opening, iron, top stitch all around perimeter (use zig zag or other fancy stitches if desired)
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