Post # 1
Have any of you made your own table runners or seen anything cool + creative that someone did for their runners? My future mother-in-law keeps pushing me to buy these organza runners which I HATE and I am set on doing something interesting and creative with a cool pattern or graphic.
My initial thought was a cool textured fabric and sewing them myself or using the hem tape… our vases would be solid black with ivory flowers and the runner color could be either black and white on white/ivory linen or green on white/ivory linen. The graphic cold be polka dots (not the cheesy kind) or damask or something cool… OR I could do a solid black textured runner and then make our vases have a graphic paper on them…
I’ve also thought of using a different material for the runner- wood, bamboo, wallpaper, etc…
What do you ladies think? I really need some help on this one.
Post # 3
I am thinking the same thing! I want a navy blue and white damask that I will hopefully talk Future Mother-In-Law into sewing or use hem glue (the kind you iron) to hold it… I am going to lay them over white table cloths and have large glass vases with apples and twigs sticking out of them.
Let us know how yours turns out!!!
Post # 4
This sounds like you need to do some trials with swatches of the materials and see what you like the best!!
Post # 5
I have two unused 6ft table runners from my wedding if you wanted to buy them. They are black with little white polka dots. I bought too many for the length of the head table and they are yours if you want them! I paid $20 per runner, but I could send you both for $15
Post # 6
I’d try to make a runner how you envision it, that way you know if it’ll actually work or be a flop. Runners are fairly easy in my opinion, but I’ve been sewing for well over a decade and I’ve done far more complex projects.
Post # 7
Table runners are super easy to make. I am making all of mine. We are sort of going for a vintage-y, antique-y, “heavily” patterned look. I am mixing all different patterns on the tables, which are all different sizes (30″, 48″, 36″ etc.). They are all differnt types of paisleys, floral prints, etc. I googled it and used the technique shown in this video…..super easy.
Post # 8
Hi! I made my own runners with beautiful thick fabric I found on clearance. Just get yourself some stitch-witch and go for it! I second the recommendation to gather some samples of fabric you like and put it under your vases so you can get a better idea of what it will look like.
Don’t let other people pressure you into ugly stuff!! good luck!
Post # 9
There was a lot of math involved on how many yards to get but I have beautiful black and white damask table runners that are handmade. I really like the idea of bringing in a bold pattern like damask to dress up the table.
Post # 10
I think the idea of using wallpaper is really unique! I would love to see what you come up with. But I don’t know how much that would cost. I’m cheating and using one of the banquet hall’s napkins in the center of the table. Otherwise, my step-mom has been keeping her eye on Jo-Ann’s sales, for household fabrics, anything in green.
Post # 11
Your ideas sound great! It’s really easy to make table runners with hem tape – my mom did and they turned out awesome. I would do as others have suggested and play around with swatches and do some mock-ups. You still have time to figure out what exactly you want so just play with it!
Post # 12
@daniellemybelle how did your mom do them with hem tape?? that sounds like my style 😉