Table runners are a great way to add color, but they can be expensive. The perfect option is to do it yourself.
My finished project~
1 1/2 yards of two fabrics ~ one for the top and one for the lining
Initially I was planning to use matching brown fabric for my lining, but I thought it might show through. As a result, I change to white.
I needed to add 1/2" to both the width and the length. My table is 70" long, and I wanted a few inches of table showing at each end. I cut my two fabrics 62 1/2" x 17 1/2" ~ allowing for 1/4" seams.
I pinned the fabrics right sides together.
Using white thread, I sewed a 1/4" seam around all the edges, leaving about a 3" opening on one of the short ends.
I trimmed the corners and turned the fabric right side out. Using a chopstick, I pushed out the seams and ironed carefully. I wanted all of my seams to line up as perfectly as possible.
I changed my top thread to brown (but left white in the bobbin). I top stitched a 1/4 from all the edges (carefully folding in the seam allowance on the section that was left open).
Press again, and ~ my new table runner! ♥