To give your dining table an elegant look, you can use quilted table runners.
One of the best ways to decorate a dining room is by using table cloths, table runners and place mats. Pretty table runners in different patterns and colors can give the dining area a homely and elegant look. There are numerous designs in table runners and you can purchase them from any store. However quilted table runners have always been personal favorite and the great thing about them is that you can easily make them at home.
Here we are going to discuss how to make quilted table runners.
One of the simplest quilt patterns for beginners that you can use for making a quilted table runner is the block quilting pattern. For this you can use three to five different fabrics with a pleasing color palette. Cut the fabrics lengthwise into 2-4 inch strips and then sew them together. The best fabric to be used for quilted table runners is cotton, although you can also use cotton mix. Since cotton has a tendency to shrink after it has been washed, it is always advisable to first pre wash and iron the fabric before quilting.
Another good pattern for quilted table runner is to cut the fabric into little squares or triangles and then sewing them together. You can work with different shapes to give the table runner a more elegant look. While sewing make sure that the batting and the backing for the table runners are aligned properly. You can also combine appliqué quilting technique along with regular quilting for a more refined look. Other popular patterns that you can use for making quilted table runners are Amish, patchwork, rag, weave and Hawaiian.
This was all about quilted table runners. Special table runner like Christmas quilted table runner can be made and used during the holiday season. These table runners can also be used as wall hangings as well as in nightstands. Now that you know how easy it is to make a quilted table runner, you can try making it for your home.