(Closed) I need DIY table runner help

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

This sounds like you need to do some trials with swatches of the materials and see what you like the best!!

Post # 5
37 posts

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
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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.


Good luck!

Post # 7
5 posts

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
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@daniellemybelle how did your mom do them with hem tape?? that sounds like my style 😉

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