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Thread: Size of a table runner

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    I am going to try making a table runner and I really don't know what size to make it. I have never made one before other than fringing a long red piece one time for a table runner.

    What is the usual size or is there such a thing?

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    I see them in all sizes. I would think 36 ,was average. Some people want them across the kitchen table so that would be longer...I guess I'm not a big help :wink:

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    It would probably depend on the size of the table. My dining room table always has the leaves in it and so is very long and I like a nice long runner to fit it. It uses the 120" tablecloths

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    Well I'm in the dark on it so any ideas are helpful!

    We don't have a kitchen table -- well my sink is sunk in the kitchen table- we don't use it to eat at.

    My dining table is a pool table with a plywood on top! Tablecloth hides the reality and it works for a table! Don't have anywhere else to keep the pool table so it does double duty.

    So my table is longer than most! It's no help for figuring out a good size to sell.

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    Rhonda...do a search for table runners and you can get pretty much an average size of what is out there.

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    In the Connecting Threads catalog I got today they have kits for table runners. Here are some the sizes of the runners
    16 x 40
    18 x 44
    17.5 x44.5
    16 x 41
    16 x 32
    18 x 42
    21 x 46

    Hope this helps


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    It seems that the design will sort of dictate the finished size.



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    Thank you for all the suggestions! I appreciate it!

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    It really does depend on the table. I just made one for my cousin it is 16"x62" she has a really long table. But when I make then in general for gifts. I use 12" blocks and then add borders, so they end up a little over 36" long + size of borders.

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