I urgently needed a festive table runner for a holiday dinner on Sunday. So, on Saturday I rummaged through my closet full of remnant fabrics and found two complementary patterns in my colors du jour - graphite and gold.
Two fun fabrics were selected: graphite linen with embroidered gold dots and a gold striped silk that were purchased from Calico Corners earlier this year for a pillow-making project. By happenstance, there was just enough left to create a table runner.
Since the linen was of sufficient weight, there was no need for lining. The striped border was first attached with a seam, then folded in half and sewn to the first seam line. The same process was repeated on both ends.
The finished piece took center stage at the table, laid over a gold damask tablecloth to bring the formal stuffiness down a notch and create a more lighthearted, celebratory mood.