Reversible Table Runner Tutorial

I have been working on a Christmas table runner since about September. The earlier I start with Christmas, the longer it seems to take me. So, as is tradition, I finished it the week of Christmas. One of the reasons that it took me so long, was working out how to back the table runner. It seemed a waste of "nice fabric" to back it with something that coordinated but it also seemed a shame to use a plain fabric.


The answer was simple really, make it double sided! So now I have a fancy one for later in the year, two runners and half the storage space too. I love this idea so much that I might need to make a Easter / Halloween runner.


For the Christmas side I have used the navy and gold collection from Craft Cottons 2021 Christmas collection. They often have a range in these colours but slightly different each year. For the reverse I have used metallic tropicals, also from Craft Cotton. Although they are completely different, they have some similarities that meant I could use a binding that worked on both sides.



Finished Size: 74" x 12½”

Seam Allowance: 1/4"


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