Are you a table runner person? I’ve never actually made a table runner, nor do I have one adorning my dining room table at home. But I’ve been seeing a lot of really neat table runner patterns lately, which has gotten me thinking about them.
Looking back on my childhood, there was not a table runner to be found in my house. When entertaining, my mother would decorate our dining room table simply, with candlesticks, wooden trivets, straw place mat, and linen napkins.
Now that I have a house of my own, my dining décor tends toward my mother’s simple style. But I do have one table runner—a wedding gift from a family friend—that makes its home on the farmer’s table in my dining room. It adds a touch of color and interest when I set up food and drinks on it when entertaining.Back when I learned to quilt, place mats became a go-to gift for the loved ones in my life. I made them for two sets of grandparents, my great aunt and uncle, and an aunt and uncle. I never really thought to make them table runners!
If you’re looking for a great table runner pattern, check out Shannon Schlosser’s Modern Wave Table Runner from the spring issue of Easy Quilts, 2015. The issue is great year-round if you’re looking for quick projects or gifts to make for family, friends or one-of-a-kind gifts.
It seems like my sewing to-do list is ever growing, but I might have to add table runners to my gift-giving wheelhouse. What about you? Do you enjoy stitching table runners, for yourself or others? I can’t wait to hear.
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