But I had no idea that there are Table Runner “rules” did you?
Here are two Rules, or Should do’s, that are definetly made to be Broken!
Key Notes about the Rails and Fences Table Runner pictured throughout this post
- This table runner project is an Island Batik Ambassador Bountiful Table Topper September Challenge
- It is machine quilted using FFantastico Thread from Superior Threads.
- The Batting used is my favorite Quilter’s Dream Batting
One Day I thought, huh…. I wonder.
Should table runners be a “certain” size?.
So I searched for the answer.
Much to my dismay, there were answers and rules
Table Runner rule #1…
Your table runner “should be” 12 inches LONGER then the length of the table. With each end hanging over 6 inches.
I looked at my husband and said…”Crikey!” My table runner would have to be 120″ long, when the dining table is fully extended.
That would be one very long table runner. – The never-ending table runner!
Rule #1 – I am not listening to you!
It doesn’t end there either.
Table runner Rule #2
There is the width to consider. and here too my table runners will fail this rule quite often.
Rule #2 Your table runner “should be” 1/3 the width of your table….hmm, so if it’s narrower are the table runner police going to arrest me?
If it’s wider? Will I be shunned?
Table Runners I adore them, long or short, narrow or wide. They are versatile and a clever way to add a nice ambience to the table.
The Rails and Fences table runner shown here, breaks the rules completely.
It’s shorter than my table length
and is just a tad bit too wide.
It’s Perfect 🙂
The Pattern for this project will be included in my Sampler Quilt Class.
It will also be available a la carte in my pattern shop later this year.
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Adele, Creative Domestic Engineer