Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful, joyous Christmas. In typical better-late-than-never fashion, I’m starting the new year using Christmas pictures to show you an easy little trick for making a table runner with perfectly centered pointed ends.
Determine your fabric cuts:
Figure the desired width, double that measurement, and add 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Add 1/2 inch to desired length for seam allowances.
Cut the fabric to these dimensions.
Fold lengthwise with right sides facing and stitch, leaving both ends open. Turn right side out and press so the seam is centered on the back side.
Another option is to cut the fabric to the desired width (plus 1 inch for seam allowance) and simply hem the sides. The canvas fabric I used is very heavyweight, so that would have actually been a better option for this runner.
To finish the ends with a pointed hem, fold your table runner in half lengthwise, with the top side inside. Stitch straight across each end. I know, weird, but trust me.
Unfold the sides and this is what you see:
Flip the ends inside out and voila! Pointed ends! Press the slanted edges and you’re done.
I made my runner extra wide so I could layer it with another runner.
Add trim, tassels, or other embellishment as desired. I may add a stencil to this one, but haven’t decided for sure. When layered, it is fine as is.
Have you ever used this trick to make a table runner with pointed ends? What projects are you planning for the new year?
I’m looking forward to another year with you- you all have been such a blessing, and I hope that I can return that to you in some way throughout the year.