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Sew a festive table runner for the holidays with this collection of over thirty free Christmas table runner patterns, tutorials, and diy sewing projects gathered from all over the web!
Here you'll find a collection of beautiful runners from easy designs that stitch up quick, to more complex quilted designs showcasing squares, strips, stars, and even Christmas tree motifs.
And as you already know, a table runner can add a colorful touch to any holiday table (and you can place it on top of a tablecloth or use it by itself to show off the beauty of your table). But, a table runner can also provide great protection for your table, especially one of the quilted designs due to its extra padding. You can even use a quilted runner as one long hot pad, saving you the need to add (deal with) multiple hot pads for any hot dishes you're serving.
And a table runner can make a great first project for someone just learning how to sew. The simpler runners are usually made from just a single piece of fabric and will require just a few straight seams to complete.
And one of the quilted table runner designs can make a great first project for someone new to quilting. Since it's much smaller than a bed quilt, a table runner will be easier for a new quilter to handle and sew. Plus, it will likely stitch up fast, quickly giving the new quilter the satisfaction of a completed project. And once her table runner is finished, if she decides that quilting isn't for her, she hasn't invested a too much time or money in the project.
One of the quilted patchwork designs can also be a great way to use up any red and green fabric scraps (or the Christmas colors of your choice) you may have leftover from other projects. Just be sure to test any contrasting fabrics for color fastness and/or to pre-wash your fabrics before sewing to prevent future color bleeding.
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