Outdoor table runner made with the bright and colourful fabric. Not only is the fabric fade resistant in the sun, but it also looks like mountains! Look at those peaks. When I saw the fabric in the store I was immediately drawn to it. The fabric looks inviting and energizing. Yet, when I got home and started working with the fabric it was so much better than I remembered. Just perfection when that happens.
What You Need
- 2 pieces of outdoor fabric that measure 14 inches wide by 44 inches long
- matching thread
- rotary cutter
- cutting mat
First up, gather your fabric and cut it with the rotary cutter. You want both of the pieces to be exactly the same size or this outdoor table runner will look wonky.
Once they are both cut out then serge them together, right sides facing each other. Leave a hole about 3 inches wide to turn the outdoor table runner right side out. Then, press and fold back the excess from the hole you made. Pin. Use a lot of pins if you need to since you don’t want it to slip at all.
Next, top stitch all around the table runner. I used white thread so you could see it, giving the table runner a bit of dimension; not that it needs it with all of those bright colours.
Just a tip – the hole you make shouldn’t be too close to a corner since then you’ll be more apt to see it and by close I mean within 1-2 inches. Nor should it be near the centre, so aim for 3-6 inches from the edge and try as best you can to put your whole on the long edge of the runner.
Done. The runner is beautiful and adds brightness to our greyish table (I need to sand it and get the natural cedar tones back…soon, I’ll do that soon).
Well, there you have it – an outdoor table runner fit to not fade and host guests all day long.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you visit again soon. Bye!