Stunning Vintage Table Runner

Stunning Vintage Table Runner
Stunning Vintage Table Runner
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This Stunning Vintage Table Runner is such a fun and easy project that you can put together in one night! This DIY table runner is a very easy combination of a few different pattern fabrics and some gorgeous trim. If you are looking for an easy sewing project that you can put together in one night, then you are going to want to watch this sewing video for this table runner project. Plus, mix and match different fabric patterns to make this vintage table runner the perfect holiday decoration as well!

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Thread
  • Marking pencil
  • 13” square central color
  • 2 pieces 5” x 13” in second color
  • 2 pieces 9” x 13” in third color for angled ends
  • 1 piece 13” x 37” in lining
  • 4 yards trimming in coordinating color

Stunning Vintage Table Runner


  1. Place your pieces of fabric that are going to be on the end so that their right sides are together.

  2. Grabbing your ruler, make a mark on both sides that are two inches down, then place a center mark on the long way of your fabric and mark where the center point is as well as a 1/2 inch on either side of your center mark. 

  3. Using a rotary cutter, line your ruler up from the mark at the top that is two inches down and line it up with the mark that is 1/2 inch off center.
    Repeat this with the other side. 

  4. Sew all your pieces together with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. 

  5. After you have sewn all your pieces together, press your seam allowance open. 

  6. Cut the edges of your backing fabric the same way you cut the angles on your end fabrics. 

  7. Top stitch your trimming on the top of the fabric on each of the four seams. 

  8. Pin your backing fabric to your assembled top, and sew all the way around using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Leave a rather large opening in the center of the biggest fabric piece so that you can turn it inside out. 

    Note: Before you turn it inside out, be sure to clip the seam allowance pretty close, and be sure to cut on the diagonal of ever point so that it turns neatly. 

  9. Press the seam allowance in on the opening once you have sewn on your backing and turned your project rightside out. 

  10. Top stitch your trim along the outer edge of the assembled table runner. Make sure when you get to where the opening was it is all folded under, and then close it. 

    Pro Tip: "When you get to the corner, use your thumb to pinch up some of the trim. Then, place the rest of the trim is where you want it to be going. Then take your little folder and pull it out so you can turn the corner neatly." - Mary Beth Temple

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I really love this video! The lace trim really makes those fabric prints pop and it makes it look vintage, like something from the 1950s.


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