Table Runner with a Twist

Table Runner with a Twist

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Better Homes and Gardens

Additional Information



  • Outdoor fabric: 2/3 yards each of 3 complementary fabrics (assumes 44” fabric width)
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine

Finished table runner is 72”x 17”
Fabrics used in photo: Better Homes and Gardens® Frey in cherry, cobalt, and green.


    This table runner has 5 sections: sections 1 and 5 are in cherry, sections 2 and 4 are in cobalt, section 3 is green. The “twist” to this table runner is with each section, the fabric orientation rotates 90 degrees.
  1. Cut two 19”x 10 ½” rectangles of cherry (these become sections 1 and 5). Cut two 19”x 19” squares of the cobalt fabric (these become sections 2 and 4). Cut one 19”x 19” square of green (this becomes section 3).
  2. Sew sections together in order 1 through 5 with ½” seam allowance, remembering to rotate the fabric’s pattern or texture by 90 degrees from section to section. Refer to image or video for reference.
  3. To hem all the way around the table runner, follow these steps: fold each side ½” toward the wrong side of the fabric and press; fold ½” down again, press and pin; then stitch 1/8” from the edge of fold to create a sealed side edge.

Items in This Collection
Please Note: Some items are out of stock.



SMC Designs Upholstery Fabric 54"-Lipstick 

Item # 12763561
Online Only
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$19.99 $9.99 /yd

SMC Designs Upholstery Fabric 54"-Navy 

Item # 12763595
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$19.99 $9.99 /yd