Whether it’s the seasons changing or the prospect of Thanksgiving company, it’s satisfying to add some style and personality to your rooms. Table runners and table toppers are an easy way to do that. They are usually quick projects and you can make a second one to use as a hostess gift.
Dining Delight by D. Hall Designs comes with instructions for different sizes so you can choose the length you want. The design is fairly simple, with just a few pieces, but the on-point setting and the pointed ends add interest.
Table Dressings by Nelly of Artela Quilts is made of just a few large pieces. Nelly’s directions are clear and easy to follow. This pattern is perfect for showcasing a favorite medium to large scale print. And, bonus, it’s reversible! Two table runners in one! Two gifts in one!
This one, Swing It!, looks a little complicated, but it’s not as hard as you might think! Designs to Share With You has an easy quilt-as-you-go method for curves. So, sew one up, and learn a new technique.
Table Talk is a fun little table runner with lots of visual interest. You could rotate that center block a quarter turn and it would look like the dark blocks are tumbling down, back and forth, from top to bottom.
The Roulette table topper uses off center log cabin blocks to create the illusion of curves. Designer Genii Lehmann says it looks great if you use 4 color gradations in one color family. I agree!
There are many more table runner patterns. Choose one or two and start stitching. You’ll be dressing up your tables before you know it!