I've never used a table runner except at Christmas but now I've decided that I'd like one. I've ordered FGs from equilter to match the colors in the oil painting on the diningroom wall since I won't be using it when I have dishes on the table. I will have a centerpiece, usually fresh roses.
There is nothing casual in the room so I want the runner to be very formal in feel, probably one long central design on a pale background with a colored border. The FG's are 5 jewel tones of teal and turguoise. The table isn't large, 48x60, and the runner needs to hang over the ends about 12". So I'm thinking about 18" wide by 84"long with maybe a tassel at each end. How does this sound?
Those of you who make these things please give me some advice. Thank you.