This Charming Runner is a Breeze to Make

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It’s Also Easy to Adjust the Size!

Leftover strips of fabric combine for a beautiful runner that is incredibly easy to make. Even beginners can have this finished up in just a few hours.

It will be wonderful in any color theme and it’s easy to adjust the size however you want. Make the runner to fit your table, a dresser or even the foot of a bed.

Stacked Strips Table Runner

Notice how at first glance the runner seems to be yellow/brown. Look closer and you’ll notice orange, green and even a touch of red. The extra colors add a bit of pizzazz without muddying the overall color theme.

Also notice that most of the strips are close in value, with a few darker accents. The narrow color and value ranges create a beautiful homogeneous whole. Too much contrast in either color or value would produce a more broken up, less coordinated look.

Stacked Strips Table Runner

The designer, Sharon Holland, started with 2″ wide strips. Jelly roll strips (2 1/2″ wide) will also work. Just make sure the strips you choose are all the same width.

To add interest, cut the strips into lengths that vary between 3″ to 14″, then start sewing the strips together. Place the various fabrics as randomly as possible for the best results.

Stacked Strips Table Runner

Learn more about this QAYG version here. It finished at 18″ x 84″.

You’ll find the remaining instructions at the following link. Sharon’s runner is 16″ x 72″, but go with whatever size works best for you.

Click here for the free “Stacked Strips Table Runner” instructions.


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