How to Make a Quilted Round Table Runner

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How to Make a Quilted Round Table Runner
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Many people have a regular table runner in a rectangular shape that runs the entire length of the table. Maybe you have a round table and a rectangular table runner doesn't look right. Make your own round quilted table runner that will look a lot nicer on your table. Making a quilted table runner is not too difficult. Even if you have no experience with quilting, this is a good project to begin learning to quilt by machine.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • 2 coordinating fabrics
  • String
  • Chalk
  • Scissors
  • Quilt batting
  • Pins
  • Ruler or quilt patterns
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Matching binding

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  1. 1

    Find the exact centre of your table. Measure out from the centre of the table how far you want your round table runner to come.

  2. 2

    Lay out your two fabrics, one on top of the other, with the top fabric facing downward.

  3. 3

    Cut a length of string that is equal to the radius of the circle from the measurement you took from your table, adding 2 inches. Tie the string around the chalk.

  4. 4

    Find the middle of your fabric. Place the end of the string in the centre of your fabric and hold it tightly with your thumb. Draw a circle with the chalk working around the circle.

  5. 5

    Cut out the circles of fabric. Use the fabric as a guide to cut out a circle of quilt batting.

  6. 6

    Layer the fabric and the quilt batting together with the quilt batting in between. Make sure the right side of the fabric is facing out. Use pins to hold the fabric in place.

  7. 7

    Trace out a quilting design on the fabric using the chalk. Use a ruler to create straight edges or use special quilting design patterns.

  8. 8

    Thread your sewing machine with thread that matches the fabric. Start in the centre of the table runner and begin stitching, following the traced quilting design and working your way out toward the edge of the table runner.

  9. 9

    Trim all the threads from your quilting. Pin the binding around the edge of the round table runner.

  10. 10

    Sew all the way around the binding to attach it to your table runner.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose two different prints for your table runner to make it reversible. Make one side a little fancier than the other or a different colour so you can change up your table runner from time to time.
  • If the fabrics of your table runner do not quite match up along the sides after you quilt it, simply trim the edges to make them even before you add your binding.

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