Table Runners

One of the most fun makes for our wedding was the table runners!

I had a massive sort out of my fabric stash last year and created a box of all my favourite pieces thinking that one day I would use them to make a quilt.

Handmade wedding table runners | Jem Weston blog

We had decided to hire some nice tables and chairs so that we didn’t need to think about chair covers and table cloths and as we weren’t having a formal sit down meal there wouldn’t be much on the tables – so I wanted to add some colour and knew it was time to raid the special fabric box!

Handmade wedding table runners | Jem Weston blog

I started by cutting all the fabric into squares and planning it out as a quilt, based on this Anna Maria Horner quilt which I’d seen on Instagram. Not the easiest job on the floor in our little living room!

Wedding table runners/quilt | Jem Weston blog

I made 10 two metre strips of 10 squares for our 10 tables, with each alternate square being formed by two triangles. Each strip is approx 20cm wide which was a good table runner width and will also make the finished quilt nice and big at approx two metres square.

Handmade wedding table runners | Jem Weston blog

I loved that each table had a different colourway.

Handmade wedding table runners | Jem Weston blog

It will probably be a while before the table runners become a finished quilt. I think I’ll sew them together to make the quilt top and then complete it if and when we move house!

Photos by Nettynot.

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