Easy Easter Table Runner

Finished Size: 13" x 42"

Brighten your home and create some Easter fun with a quick and easy sewing project. Since Easter dinner is a tradition in many homes, a table runner is the perfect way to set the scene for decorating with eggs and bunnies and gathering family and friends for a joyful celebration.

A stripe fabric makes this project quick and simple. No piecing is involved, just simple sewing, machine quilting, and embellishment.

Supply List

Repeating Stripe – Yardage depends on length and width you prefer for your table. The stripe that we used runs from selvage to selvage so we only needed 14" of fabric, but were limited to a table runner length of 42". If stripe runs parallel to selvage, you will need to purchase enough yardage for your desired length.

Backing and Batting – Backing and batting needs to be same length and width (with seam allowances) as stripe fabric.

Decorative Trim – we used yellow chenille rickrack, two pieces the length of runner (2 1/3 yards) and wide blue rickrack (approximately 3 1/8 yard) to go around outside edges of runner.

Making the Table Runner

  1. Use the pattern in your stripe to determine the width and "fussy cut" area desired plus 1/2" on each side for seam allowances.
  2. Determine placement of trim and sew trim (except outside edge trim) to table runner.
  3. Layer and center runner top and backing right sides together on batting. Using a 1/2"-wide seam, stitch around runner edges, leaving a 6" opening on one long edge for turning. Trim batting close to stitching. Clip corners, turn, and press. Hand-stitch opening closed.
Machine or hand quilt as desired. Sew rickrack around outside edge if desired. Add beads, buttons, and other embellishments as desired.