Fabric

Thanksgiving Table Runner & Napkins

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 15"x30"

Materials

  • Cotton fabrics, 1/2 yd. each: off-white linen; backing color of choice; tan
  • Medium dark brown rickrack, 1 pkg.
  • Dark brown embroidery floss, 1 skein

Tools

  • Warm & White Needled Cotton Batting, 1/2 yd. (The Warm Co.)
  • Off-white sewing thread
  • Masking tape, 1”
  • Straight pins
  • Needles: embroidery; sewing
  • Sewing machine

Pattern - Thanksgiving Table Runner & Napkins

Project Instructions

  • Note
  • 1. Sew all seams with right sides of fabrics facing, using 1/4" seam allowance, pinning and pressing as needed.
  • Table Runner

  • 1. Cut 15-1/2"x30-1/2" rectangle from linen, backing fabric, and batting. See Fig. 1 to cut off corners of rectangles.

    Fig. 1
  • 2. Print and cut out pattern. Transfer pattern (except for "give thanks" portion) to both ends of linen shape. (Note: Dashed lines on pattern should line up with trimmed corners of linen.) Using one strand embroidery floss, stem stitch designs.
  • 3. Baste batting to back of linen shape. Sew through center of rickrack around front of linen shape, 1/4" from edge. Sew linen shape to backing fabric with right sides facing in, along rickrack stitching, leaving 6" opening on one side for turning. Trim corners at angle; turn right side out. Handsew opening closed.
  • 4. Machine quilt a square and diagonal lines in center of assembled table runner to hold batting and fabric layers in place. (Note: Before sewing, use masking tape to mark square and diagonally lines in center of table runner.)
  • Napkins

  • 1. For napkin, cut 18" tan fabric square. Press edges over 1/4", and then 1/4" again. Sew close to pressed edges.
  • 2. For napkin ring, cut 2-1/2"x5-1/2" rectangle from linen, backing fabric, and batting. Transfer "give thanks" portion of pattern to center of linen rectangle. Using one stand embroidery floss, stem stitch design.
  • 3. Baste batting to back of linen rectangle. Sew through center of rickrack along long front sides of linen rectangle, 1/4" from edge. Sew linen rectangle to backing fabric with right sides facing in, along rickrack stitching, and 1/4 from edges of short sides, leaving 2" opening on one side for turning. Trim corners at angle; turn right side out. Hand-sew opening closed.
  • 4. To make ring shape, hand-sew short ends of rectangle together, with right side facing out.
  • More
  • 1. Shorten long sides of runner for matching placemats.
  • 2. When Thanksgiving is over, simply flip runner and rings to other side for everyday use.