II have taken a single layer of material, folded the ends and fastened them down and put tassels on the ends and they have been received very well, as they are easy to wash, no lumps for glasses or candle holders to wobble on and look very pretty. I have also made a quilted table runner and use it on my table as well, Both look very nice. You can get three out of a yard's with if it is 45 inches wide and two if it is less. Use whatever length of material you want for your table runner. I do not like the long ones on my table, so usually make them shorter, a yard or a little longer. That is up to your taste as an individual or whomever you will be giving one too. A neighbor made these and took them to work and they sold like hotcakes because they were easy to laundry and iron. So whatever buzzs your bee on how you make them.