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30 Gorgeous Table Runner Tutorials and Patterns

If you're looking for thanksgiving table runner ideas or any other holiday table runners, check this page out!

Updated November 15, 2018
17 Gorgeous Table Runner Tutorials and Patterns

The thing that separates a boring meal with friends from a truly delightful dinner party is the atmosphere you create. If you want to have a classy and fancy party, you need to step up your decorating game.

Lucky for you, we have a ton of DIY table runner ideas that will suit just about any theme. Learn how to make table runner patterns for the holidays and more with these 30 Gorgeous Table Runner Tutorials and Patterns.

In addition to hanging some lights, trying some new dishes, and finding the right wine, you need to gussy up that table. The best way to make your dinner party decorations shine is by creating table runner patterns for the table your guests are sitting at as well as your buffet table.

This collection goes to show that you don't need to buy a fancy table runner, you can make one. Enjoy these pretty table runner patterns.


PLUS! Check out the video tutorial below to learn how to make a Stunning Vintage Table Runner from our friend, Mary Beth Temple. This style works for nearly any occasion!

Dinner Party Table Runner Tutorials

Anyone who is planning on hosting a dinner party should check out these patterns. A great DIY table runner created in the right color scheme easily transforms your party into a classy one. Amp up the style of your next dinner party by making one of these stunning and simple table runner patterns.

  • Reversible Quilted Table Runner

    Use this easy pattern to make a quilted table runner for you kitchen or dining room table. Because the pattern is reversible, you get two looks in one! Score!

  • 2 Hour Stack and Slash Table Runner

    This easy table runner pattern can be completed in just two hours. No matter what holiday or occasion you need a table decoration for, this pattern will come in handy.

  • Sewn Herringbone Table Runner

    This quick and easy sewing project is sure to add a colorful touch to any table setting. Cut colorful fabric rectangles from different fabrics for the herringbone design: the more varied and colorful, the better!

  • Vintage Embroidered Table Runner

    This pattern is delicately stitched with colorful thread and has pretty pom-poms adorning the edges. It's an easy sewing project for beginners because there are no complicated techniques involved.

  • Sweetwater Flower Table Runner

    Use this free pattern to make a table runner that'll give your table a special spring feel. It's dainty and cute, so try this easy table runner pattern today.

  • Bursting Buds Table Runner Pattern

    Dive into your scraps, locate some bright fabrics, and learn how to sew your very own floral table runner in a few hours. This pattern shows you how to combine free motion quilting with applique designs to construct a lovely piece of kitchen decor that will brighten up your space.

  • Modern DIY Table Runner Tutorial

    Add a touch of modern elegance to your home this year by creating a simple table runner made with beautiful printed fabric. This tutorial is a beginner sewing project that uses modern prints to instantly update your dining room.

  • French Dot Constellation Table Runner

    The stars are out in full for this gorgeous table runner that mixes simple sewing with stunning embroidery work. This is a whimsical way to show off your embroidery skills and comes with a printable template for creating your own beautiful galaxy of embroidered constellations.

Holiday Table Runner Patterns

Whether you're trying to make your Turkey Day a total knock-out and are looking for Thanksgiving table runner ideas or want your dinner party to be dapper, you are going to find table runner patterns for just about any occasion in this gorgeous collection. Impress your guests this Thanksgiving or Christmas with one of these lovely DIY table runner patterns!

  • Fall Leaf Table Runner and Napkin Rings

    Make these coordinating fall leaf table runner and napkin rings using this free pattern. This makes a great autumn craft project, and it would look nice at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

  • Harvest Table Runner

    Your guests will be so impressed by your sewing expertise when they see this gorgeous table runner during Thanksgiving dinner. The bright colors and floral fabric are perfect for blustery autumn weather.

  • Thanksgiving Table Runner

    This Thanksgiving, do a little something extra when you set the table: personalize your own table runner. This super cute idea personalizes the table for the whole family.

  • Deck the Halls Christmas Table Runner

    This lends a cozy, homey feel to your Christmas table settings and really brings everything together, not unlike the holiday itself. Why spend money on expensive Christmas decorations when you could make your own gorgeous table runner yourself?

  • Felt Leaves Table Runner

    When you see how easy this simple Thanksgiving craft is, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it yourself! Prepare this easy table topper the night before the big meal by gathering your extra felt scraps in every warm color you have on hand.

  • Crafty Christmas Table Runner

    This festive DIY table runner is the perfect finishing touch to your holiday decorating. Table runners are an easy way to tie your table decorations together, so match your fabric to your theme and you'll have a Christmas set-up fit for a magazine!

  • Christmas Presents Table Runner

    Mix and match your favorite holiday fabrics to create this stunning festive table runner for your dining room. Customize the size to fit your table by adding or reducing the number of gifts on the runner.

  • Leafy Table Runner

    Using bias tape and some fancy fabric, this free table runner pattern shows you how to create a truly elegant DIY table topper. The lovely leaves add a light touch to your table and easily make any table a thousand times fancier.

  • Easy Table Runner Sewing Pattern

    This is an easy beginner project that can be done in an evening. Have fun mixing and matching your favorite charm packs to create this festive table runner this holiday season.

  • Oh Starry Night Table Runner

    When the holidays are on the horizon, there's no better way to truly create a warm feeling for your home than with handmade decorations. Coordinate it with your other cute homemade kitchen decor to create a cozy feel on Christmas Eve.

  • Christmas Table Runner Free Sewing Pattern

    This Christmas table runner is a great project for those trying to learn or practice quilting. The simple, poinsettia-inspired design is sure to wow all your guests at your Christmas feast.

  • Nutcracker Ornament Table Runner

    Use traditional Christmas print fabric in this project, or be creative and use any bright and happy fabric from your stash to create this festive runner for your home. Don't forget to embellish!

  • Autumn Leaf Quilted Table Runner

    This is a great project for practicing your machine quilting skills because it's on the small side but still big enough to see the results. You can make this using leftover fabric scraps from another project or be creative and build it from your stash.

All Occasion Table Runner Tutorials

Your friends and family will not believe their eyes when they see the table runner sewing pattern that you have created. Your table will go from drab to fab in a mere matter of moments. Table runner patterns can be used year-around and as everyday decorations, as well. Make one of these table runner patterns to add some flair to your kitchen or dining room table.

  • How to Sew a Table Runner

    Learn how to make table runners with this free quilted table runner pattern. Use up scrap fabric and embellish with ric-rac for a decoration that is just your style.

  • Skinny Simple Table Runner

    With the help of this easy sewing pattern, you can finally add some extra color to your kitchen or dining room table. See how easy it is to turn your patches into one flowing piece that will set the tone for any room.

  • Circles and Waves Table Set Part 2

    Complete your table scape by creating this pretty table runner. The mixture of shapes and colors in this lovely set make the completed project fun and different.

  • Modern Thanksgiving Table Topper

    A combination of 70s-inspired patchwork and basic quilting techniques, this tutorial is the perfect way to create some cute Thanksgiving decor. A great project for scrap quilting, this sewing tutorial shows you how to apply basic appliques if you're new to the technique and also gives some helpful binding steps as well.

  • Quilted Table Runner

    Learn how to make a quilted table runner for your dining room table with this free table runner pattern. You can personalize it for the holidays or just make one with your favorite fabric.

  • Mitered Table Runner

    Use this free table runner pattern to design your own table decoration that looks like you bought it right out of a home decor store. The tutorial for this table runner pattern is easy to follow, and it doesn't take very long, so you won't need to stress about finishing it before your next big event.

  • No-Sew Schoolhouse Chalkboard Table Runner

    This is a great craft to make as Thanksgiving approaches, but it will look fabulous year-round. Have everyone in your family write what they're grateful for on this awesome DIY table runner!

  • Contemporary Quilted Table Runner

    Classic meets chic with this free table runner pattern that utilizes charm packs to make a serious impact in your kitchen. This example uses a combination of light and dark fabrics to create contrast.

  • Spring Time Table Runner

    Embrace the beauty of your favorite season with this table runner. This sewing pattern combines the loveliness of ribbon and bows with sewing a piece of great DIY home decor.

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